tag: music

Jim Thorpe on the Sovereignty Run
Everything changed for hip-hop artist Tall Paul when he first heard about iconic athlete Jim Thorpe.
Kevin Locke
Kevin Locke — renowned hoop dancer, flute player and educator of Lakota language and culture — passed away suddenly at the age of 68.
Native People of the Plains POP Fest
Musicians from all genres and walks of life graced the stage at the Native People of the Plains POP Fest.
Medicine Horse
As summer wanes, Andi Murphy welcomes the beginning of autumn with a Native music sampler.
Dakota Beavers
A star of the hit film Prey wants to find out the “truth” about his supposed tribal ancestry. But Hollywood studios don’t share the same commitment.
Melody McArthur
TheRA11N, Pooky G and She Rōz are some of the artists who won big this year at the annual International Indigenous Hip Hop Awards.
John Fadden Kahionhes
John Fadden Kahionhes was a legend in the most profound sense of the word.
Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley’s profound popularity continues to resonate with many Native music fans.
Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial
The city of Gallup, New Mexico, is marking 100 years of celebrating the region’s Indigenous culture with events like a parade and traditional song and dance.
'Indians Welcome' - Alcatraz Island
“Through the Decades” remembers the politics, significant events, and pop culture that helped shape Native America.
Eastern Cherokee Powwow
Today on Native America Calling, as we head into the three-day weekend, Shawn Spruce takes you to a place that knows how to celebrate with family-friendly cultural authenticity.
Bear Grease
An all-Native send-up of the musical turned hit movie “Grease” is connecting with audiences across Turtle Island.
Voiceless Mass by Raven Chacon
Raven Chacon is the first Native person to win a Pulitzer Prize in Music.
Native America Calling NAC
Both big name Native acts and up-and-coming artists are sharing the bill with the Native Guitars Tour.
Native Guitars Tour
Both big name Native acts and up-and-coming artists are sharing the bill with the Native Guitars Tour.
Akisa 2022
An ambitious showcase of Native talent devolved into controversy and recrimination as performers and vendors were left in the dark about the event.
Keith Secola
Join Native America Calling to celebrate a great year in Native music!
Woodstock
In this encore presentation, Native America Calling will get remembrances from those who were at Woodstock and what the experience means to them now.
Joanne Shenandoah
She had a bright voice like liquid gold, a luminous heart and a magnetic smile. Joanne Shenandoah-Tekaliwakwa was a multi-talented musician, humanitarian and matriarch.
Joanne Shenandoah
As soon as Jo entered the room, I knew with certainty we would marry, but she did not.
PIQSIQ
The Indigenous artistry of Inuksuk Mackay (Inuit) and Tiffany Ayalik (Inuit) comes together as PIQSIQ.
Keith Secola
Anishinaabe artist Keith Secola is an iconic figure in the world of Native music.
Woodstock
Native America Calling will get remembrances from those who were at Woodstock and what the experience means to them now.
Jeneda Benally
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
Cary Morin’s music is often characterized as roots-infused Native Americana with hints of bluegrass, folk, blues, and rock.
prestonsingletary
Multidisciplinary artists like Preston Singletary are drawing inspiration and support from their culture and each other to keep their creativity thriving.
Klee Benally
Native America Calling visits with Navajo musician Klee Benally to find out why he’s calling out settler colonial order.
Qacung
Qacung, also known as Stephen Blanchet, is out with his first solo album, a tribute to Alaska Native people.
Wawanosh School for Girls Memorial
All our generations exist in us and one day our ancestors will carry us home.
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.
Native America Calling 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.