Unless you have lived near or on an Indian Reservation you probably have no idea of or appreciation for Native American music. It’s been on my mind lately so I thought I would give you a glimpse of that world. This music is probably different than you are used to, but if you are one drop Indian it stirs your blood. This first video is Randy Wood, one of my personal favorites who has been a Grammy nominee twice. I chose this one first because he also sings the words in English. I hope you enjoy him as much as I do.
Usually the natural progression to music is dancing. This is true in Indian country too. There are Pow Wow’s all over the country every year. I chose this clip because I have been to this Pow Wow myself several times and no, I’m not one of the dancers. I’m not in that good of shape anymore. Enjoy the Womens Jingle Dancers
Some of the most beautiful and relaxing music ever heard is Indian Flute music. I bet there might be music like this in heaven.
This last clip is of a very popular Drum group called Northern Cree. I was at this Pow Wow and privileged to hear them in person. For those of you who aren’t into it, you have to admit it’s much better than heavy metal although I don’t understand the words in either. The drum signifies the beating heart. I’m glad my heart doesn’t beat that fast.
There was really no particular reason for this post except to share something you may not be familiar with. I also want to ask for your prayers for these people. In my post yesterday I mentioned that only about 3% of American Indians are saved.
Your friend, Harley