Indigenous Music Culture.
RPM Podcast #014: “Mesoamerica”
In the 14th episode of the RPM Podcast, host Ostwelve speaks with two musical architects of the Mexican Indigenous revival – Yaotl of Aztlan Underground and Zero from El Vuh. On the flags of Canada and U.S.A. there’s nothing that speaks of pre-colonial times – nothing to symbolize the long history of Indigenous peoples on these lands. But look at the flag […]
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RPM Podcast #013: “Motherhood”
In Episode 13, RPM looks at Indigenous motherhood and music. Many nations around Turtle Island have references in their oral traditions and prophecies about the important role of the 7th Generation. This concept refers to the 7th Generation to be born after contact with European settlers and how we must live our lives in a […]
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RPM Podcast #012: “Revitalization”
In Episode 12 of the podcast, RPM looks at the Indigenous language revitalization movement. Half of the world’s languages have disappeared in the past 500 years and today another language goes extinct almost every two weeks. Indigenous languages are the ones most at risk – which has inspired Indigenous musicians to take up the struggle […]
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RPM Podcast #011: “Music is the Medicine”
In our 11th episode, we talk with one of the hardest working musicians on Turtle Island – Mohawk blues-rocker Derek Miller. On previous episodes of the RPM podcast, we’ve heard from a wide variety of musicians from all kinds of different genres from hip-hop to country, from blues to electronica to new traditional. They’re all proud […]
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RPM Podcast #010: “Electric Pow Wow”
Indigenous Peoples across Turtle Island have been dancing and drumming for generations but, in the 21st century, that rhythmic spirit is finding new forms of creative expression. In our tenth episode, the powwow gets plugged in, mashed up and remixed. Our host Ostwelve asks three emerging Indigenous artists about their use and creation of electronic […]
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RPM Podcast #009: “Indigenous Rock”
In episode nine, RPM turns up the volume on Indigenous rock music, from metal to punk. Our host Ostwelve talks with Cree/Dene vocalist and guitarist Veronica Johnny from the rock and roll couple The Johnnys about it never being too late to live your dream, and just what can be accomplished when you focus on your career; Ojibwe Wayne […]
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