Indian instruments influence some non-Indian pieces, or perform modern Indian works. Play! Advertisements
You will love the Round Dance music with Young Spirit who are one of the top First Nation/Native American singing Groups. Enjoy these high spirited Pow Wow Dances that make it very difficult to stand idle. Play all!
Music Original music that you can dance with! Celebrating Mayan Identity Doctor Nativo is speaking to Indigenous Resistance and Mayan Culture and popular track 8 (La Voz Popular) is known by many. Track one celebrates culture, Guatemaya. Spanish and Salsa Beat! Dance to track 10 and play all for upbeat and positive healing!
“The most respected artists of the Indian and Pacific Ocean Region.” An amazing project and film about this music all recorded with traditional instruments. Every song is different and they are all great! Fun fact – this CD came with a wooden toothbrush! Try: 2,3,4,5,10,12,14 RIYL: Field recordings, Traditional music, Pacific Island Music FCC:Clean *TBs Favs
Some heavy hitters in the DjYoga world on this remix list and some Electronic Producers like Atyya make this a HUGE release. Try: 3,4,6,7,9 RIYL: DjYoga, dj tonybonez, Dessert Dwellers, Chill, Mantra, Dj Taz Rashid, Kirtan, Dam das FCC:Clean *TB Favs
Hugh Yamada of “Going S” earlier days. Upbeat rock/folk done by young rockers with Japanese roots. Hugh’s voice wins it for me, such heart! I love the songs in Japanese best. Songs 4&5 were done LIVE on Continental Drift w/tonybonez on 8.29.2018 Try: 2,4,5, RIYL: Japanese Pop/Folk/Rock FCC:Clean *TB Favs
“Ghanaian Traditional Music Reimagined.” Beautiful arrangements. Enchanting Strings! Heavy jazz backbone to this whole album, especially with the female vocals. Try: 1,3,5,8 RIYL: Esperanza Spaulding, Smooth Jazz FCC:Clean
Mariachi music from al all female group out of CA. Very fresh and fun new take on traditional Mariachi music. Try: ALL RIYL: Mariachi music, Traditional Mexican music, Latin FCC:Clean
Female vocalist driven quirky and fun music with a French multi-national flair. Love the Accordion work here! “French, Mexican, Caribean, Eastern European & American folk.” I like the ones in French… Try: 2,4,5,6,10,14 RIYL: French Female Vox, Gypsy folk. FCC:Clean
This pretty much sums this all up – “Electro-acoustic Silk Road mystic melodies meets electronic grooves and enchanting dance.” Incredible instrumentals and sublte sound effects. Try: 2,3,5 RIYL: Dj Cheb I Sabah, Karsh Kale, DjYoga FCC:Clean *TB Favs
Hispanic/Latin pieces, a mix of originals and transcriptions including cultural elements of Moorish, Sephardic, etc. Play!
Songs by Howard Bad Hand and Tom Teegarden are song in ceremony and these men have been singing for ceremony since 1971. Special. Play with Respect!
Wonderful Drumming and songs from affiliation with the Sunray Peace Village (Lincoln Vermont), Rev Meli Kitchens produced this CD and recently nominated to the Native American Music Awards for song Air and Water is Life. Drum with voice, song in Cherokee. Play All!
Original Soundtrack to the biggest romantic comedy of Summer 2018. Includes covers of Western pop hits, traditional Chinese music, R&B, and jazz. I enjoyed the covers of Coldplay’s “Yellow”  and Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling In Love” . The other covers I didn’t care for. The jazz songs by Jasmine Chen are all excellent […]
Sixth studio album by electro pop trio hailing from Hiroshima Japan. Excellent album from start to finish. If you like electronic pop music or international music, check them out. Available on Spotify. PLAY: 2, 3, 4*, 5, 9*, 10, 12* (* = best three songs) RIYL: Kyary Pamyu Pamyu FCC: All clean
Beautiful improvisations for oud and pipa, a combination of elements from Syria and China. Play!
Combining Western & Japanese voice and instruments, decidedly Asian in tone. Play!
You can hear the spoken word of John Trudell on the tracks Water Is Power and Invision Drops of Dreams. Thana aka Redhawk Woman gifts us with her spoken word poetry with a back drop of various electronica. This Native woman can be found on the west coast performing at venues honoring Mother Earth and […]
These round dance songs by Pipestone, an Ojibwe group from Wisconsin beg you to dance and laugh at all the ways to love human to human in this modern world. The lyrics will make you smile. Play all!
Traditional Songs From Warm Springs- Ellen Squiemphem, Susan Moses, Bernice Mitchell, Adeline Miller
Located in Oregon and sung by the women of the Warm Springs Reservation these songs are representative of the traditional songs song by the people for 100’s of years and presented here so they may be remembered by the future generations. Originally released in 1998 by Canyon Records. Part of our “Historical Collection” at WRUV […]
Wild Rice Songs Of the Menominee Nation-Myron Pyawasit, Gil-Shik Pyawasit,Wyne Silas Jr, Shane Webster
Ma-ma -chay-tua (the people that live with the seasons) gift us with these social songs of contemporary and traditional origins. Released by Canyon Records this is a wonderful sampling of great singing and drumming firmly rooted in Menominee traditions. Play all!
Paris based group sings blues rock in Creole & French. The result is a very unique sound that brings many genres together. Great twangy slide guitars, harmonicas, and a gritty sound permeate the whole album. Beautiful male vocals. Try: 1,2,4,5,7,8,9 RIYL: French, Creole, Gritty blues rock, Black Angels FCC:Clean
The first album in the world to feature the Bandoneon & the Portuguese Guitar! This NYC based Duo bring together some incredible instruments to create an amazing combination of Tango and Fado music. Try: 1,3,6,9 RIYL: Strings, Klezmer, Fado, Tango, Traditional music, Romance, Accordions FCC:Clean
Famous radio host Chuck Foster brings together reggae artists from all over to re-do some classics. The result is a very diverse album from an all-star crew and some great old tunes re-imagined. Some great dub tracks too! Try: 2,3,4,6,7,8,12,13,14 RIYL: Awesome cover albums FCC:Clean
The famous Talking Heads album re-imagined by the legend herself. The result ends up being some of the best Talking Heads tunes I’ve ever heard. Really fun modern afrobeat funk approach to these songs you know by heart. Try: 2,4, ALL RIYL: Talking Heads, Awesome cover albums, African Queens, Fela Kuti FCC:Clean *TB Favs