tag: music

Mattmac
From harmonious trap sounds sprinkled with poppy vocals Mattmac is leading a positive musical revolution for Native people living with disabilities.
Twin Flames
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.
internationalindigenoushiphopawards
The first-ever International Indigenous Hip-Hop Awards honored more than a dozen artists for their musical and lyrical talents.
Snotty Nose Rez Kids
The First Nations hip-hop duo hits top numbers on Spotify and YouTube, by combining their Native heritage with unapologetic lyrics.
russellwallace
We turn our musical gaze to the work of Lil’wat artist Russell Wallace.
sunburntstone
On their newest album, Sunburnt Stone invites listeners into soulful stories that travel from the dustiest rez roads to the hardest pavement.
brydengwiss
Traditional powwow singer and song maker Bryden Gwiss uses what he’s learned—and taught—on the powwow trail to create a new sound.
uscapitol
The Joe Biden presidential inauguration was a glaring reminder for indigenous people that we remain mostly obscure.
brydengwiss
Traditional powwow singer and song maker Bryden Gwiss uses what he’s learned—and taught—on the powwow trail to create a new sound.
nativeamericacalling nac
Native America Calling’s conversations with a dozen Native musicians through the year were full of some eventful moments.
theredandblue
The Red and Blues Band started as a creative outlet playing gigs at Haskell Indian Nations University.
nativeamericacalling nac
Over the years Anishinabe artist Keith Secola has brought a lot to our Native communities with his creativity and voice.
blacklodgesingers
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.
nativeamericacalling nac
Bluedog is not only a family affair but a group that prides itself on sharing the life experiences of Native people through sound.
navajonationhogan
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.
nativeamericacalling nac
Bluedog is not only a family affair but a group that prides itself on sharing the life experiences of Native people through sound.
rulantengen
What happens when the artistic director of an organization whose mission is to serve Native people comes out as not being Native?
bidenharrisindigenouspeoplesday
The Joe Biden campaign is celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day with tribal leaders, members of Congress and Native musicians.
nativeamericacalling nac
Join Native America Calling as we hear from Choctaw recording artist Samantha Crain about her album “A Small Death.”
joanneshenandoah
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.