From Waila to PowWowStep – Current developments in Native American music

I wrote a looong piece about current developments in Native American music that was published in renowned folk music magazine Folker (Issue 3/2022)

The vast majority of music critics have made themselves comfortable in the colonialist narrative that American music can only be explained by the encounter of European immigrants with African slaves. This narrative regularly omits the musical tradition of the numerous indigenous peoples of the North American continent, most of whom today call themselves Native Americans in the United States and First Nations in Canada…

Read the full article online ( here

With Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Sandra Sutter, Rhonda Head, Indigenous Superstars, Native American Music Awards, Waila, Chicken Scratch, DJ Shub, Fawn Wood, John Trudell, Willie Dunn, Bill Miller, Floyd Westerman, Wolfsheart, Bearheart Kokopelli, R. Carlos Nakai, Famous Ones, Anthony Benally, Matthew Hawk and much more.