Sihasin at The Kennedy Center (October 15, 2021)For three decades, brother and sister Jeneda and Clayson Benally have been recording and touring bringing their empowering organic conscious raising charged music to communities around the globe.
Cary Morin at The Kennedy Center (October 14, 2021)Cary Morin’s music is often characterized as roots-infused Native Americana with hints of bluegrass, folk, blues, and rock.
Native America Calling: Preston Singletary and multidisciplinary collaboration (September 30, 2021)Multidisciplinary artists like Preston Singletary are drawing inspiration and support from their culture and each other to keep their creativity thriving.
Native America Calling: Music Maker Edition with Klee Benally (September 22, 2021)Native America Calling visits with Navajo musician Klee Benally to find out why he’s calling out settler colonial order.
Native America Calling: Music Maker (August 25, 2021)Qacung, also known as Stephen Blanchet, is out with his first solo album, a tribute to Alaska Native people.
Arne Vainio: We all have an opportunity to redeem (August 12, 2021)All our generations exist in us and one day our ancestors will carry us home.
Native America Calling: Music Maker (July 16, 2021)From harmonious trap sounds sprinkled with poppy vocals Mattmac is leading a positive musical revolution for Native people living with disabilities.
Native America Calling: Music Maker Edition (June 24, 2021)Get to know the husband-wife duo Twin Flames, including their work with schools to help youth realize their potential through music and Indigenous culture.
Native America Calling: Recognizing Indigenous Hip-Hop artists (June 23, 2021)The first-ever International Indigenous Hip-Hop Awards honored more than a dozen artists for their musical and lyrical talents.
Native America Calling: Music Maker (May 20, 2021)We turn our musical gaze to the work of Lil’wat artist Russell Wallace.
Native America Calling: Music Maker Edition (March 12, 2021)On their newest album, Sunburnt Stone invites listeners into soulful stories that travel from the dustiest rez roads to the hardest pavement.
Native America Calling: Music Maker (February 11, 2021)Traditional powwow singer and song maker Bryden Gwiss uses what he’s learned—and taught—on the powwow trail to create a new sound.
Doug George-Kanentiio: Native people invisible on inauguration day (February 1, 2021)The Joe Biden presidential inauguration was a glaring reminder for indigenous people that we remain mostly obscure.
Native America Calling: Music Maker: Bryden Gwiss (January 28, 2021)Traditional powwow singer and song maker Bryden Gwiss uses what he’s learned—and taught—on the powwow trail to create a new sound.
Native America Calling: 2020 Music Maker in Review (December 25, 2020)Native America Calling’s conversations with a dozen Native musicians through the year were full of some eventful moments.
Native America Calling: December Music Maker (December 18, 2020)The Red and Blues Band started as a creative outlet playing gigs at Haskell Indian Nations University.
Native America Calling: A Conversation with Keith Secola (November 26, 2020)Over the years Anishinabe artist Keith Secola has brought a lot to our Native communities with his creativity and voice.
Black Lodge Singers earn another GRAMMY nomination (November 24, 2020)The Black Lodge Singers, a powwow drum group led by Kenny ScabbyRobe of the Blackfeet Nation, has earned an eighth nomination for a GRAMMY award.
Native America Calling: Music Maker (November 20, 2020)Bluedog is not only a family affair but a group that prides itself on sharing the life experiences of Native people through sound.
Cronkite News: COVID-19 puts focus on healing and medicine on Navajo Nation (November 11, 2020)Traditional healers, who once played critical roles in governance and health care, are dwindling in number and influence, even as the deadly coronavirus impacts the Navajo Nation.
Native America Calling: Music Maker Edition with Bluedog (October 28, 2020)Bluedog is not only a family affair but a group that prides itself on sharing the life experiences of Native people through sound.
On colonization, racial supremacy and playing Indian (October 14, 2020)What happens when the artistic director of an organization whose mission is to serve Native people comes out as not being Native?
Biden-Harris campaign celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day (October 12, 2020)The Joe Biden campaign is celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day with tribal leaders, members of Congress and Native musicians.
Native America Calling: Music Maker (September 29, 2020)Join Native America Calling as we hear from Choctaw recording artist Samantha Crain about her album “A Small Death.”
Joanne Shenandoah in concert (September 8, 2020)
Music is Medicine! features Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Joanne Shenandoah, PhD, (Oneida-Iroquois), one of Native America’s most celebrated musicians.
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