Wray was born on May 2, 1929 in Dunn, North Carolina, to Fred Lincoln Wray, Sr. and his wife, Lillian M. Wray (née Coats). They were Shawnee Native Americans. Three songs he performed were named for American Indian tribes: "Shawnee", "Apache", and "Comanche".
Redbone is a Native American rock group originating in the 1970s with brothers Pat and Lolly Vegas. They reached the Top 5 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1974 with their No. 4 hit single, "Come and Get Your Love". The single went certified Gold selling over a million copies.
WHEREAS, Mildred Rinker Bailey’s groundbreaking and pioneering career as a Native American musician is currently being recognized in an exhibit entitled, ‘Up Where We Belong: Native Musicians in the Popular Culture” at the National Museum of the American Indian Heye Center at the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Customs House in New York City; and
This is info from Rita Coolidge interviews with the release of her brand new album, Safe in the Arms of Time. Walela In 1997, Coolidge was one of the founding members of Walela, a Native American music trio, that also included Priscilla and her daughter Laura Satterfield.
Jim Pepper (June 18, 1941 - February 10, 1992) was a Kaw-Muscogee Native American jazz saxophonist, composer, and singer. He came to prominence in the late 1960s as a member of The Free Spirits, an early jazz-rock fusion group who first recorded his best-known song, "Witchi Tai-To."
Stevie Salas reveals the unsung contributions of Native American musicians to rock history. Drawing upon the 2012 Smithsonian exhibit, "Up Where We Belong: Native Musicians in Popular Culture," Salas’ documentary, “RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World,” highlights rockers like Link Wray ...
John Trudell (February 15, 1946 – December 8, 2015) was a Native American author, poet, actor, musician, and political activist. He was the spokesperson for the United Indians of All Tribes' takeover of Alcatraz beginning in 1969, broadcasting as Radio Free Alcatraz.
Brulé & AIRO is a contemporary Native American New Age/Worldbeat music group based in South Dakota. They have sold over one million CDs worldwide, won a number of awards, and have made media appearances with the Live with Regis and Kathie Lee television show, CNN WorldBeat, QVC, and others.
Site of award-winning Native American flute maker and flute player, Charles Littleleaf. Meet this gifted artist, view his musician quality Native American flutes, tips on learning to play, Native American flutes for beginners and related products at the Littleleaf Flute Store.
Blackfire is a Diné traditionally-influenced, musical group composed of three siblings: two brothers and a sister. Their high-energy style melds traditional Native American and punk rock into an "alter-Native" attitude with strong sociopolitical messages about government oppression, relocation of indigenous people, ecocide, genocide, domestic violence, and human rights.
In those same notes, Doors drummer John Densmore describes him as “a magician,” while U2 guitarist The Edge calls him “a downright punk rocker.” A Native American rock pioneer who calls his sound “Native Americana,” Secola appeared to be gaining traction during the ‘90s.
In today's music industry, 26-year-old hip-hop artist Frank Waln is often described as a “Native American rapper" or “activist" -- a figure who seems to effortlessly draw people in with his long braids, colorful production, and award-winning storytelling of his heritage and struggles.
Legally, being Native American is defined as being enrolled in a federally recognized tribe or Alaskan village. Ethnologically, factors such as culture, history, language, religion, and familial kinships can influence Native American identity. All individuals on this list should have Native American ancestry.
Gary “Litefoot” Davis is an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. He began his career in 1991 as the first NATIVE AMERICAN RAP ARTIST and he’s since performed thousands of concerts across North America and toured internationally releasing 11 award winning albums.
“A modern master of the Native American Flute, a premier performer of the instrument of our time…” – – – Billboard Journal An enrolled Kalapuya member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, who resides within his indigenous homelands in Oregon, Jan Michael Looking Wolf is a world renowned Native American flute player.
Best Native American Rock Bands interactive top ten list at TheTopTens®. Vote, add to, or comment on the Best Native American Rock Bands. Best Native American Rock Bands. Kaluyuti The Top Ten. 1 Redbone. Redbone opened many doors for other Native musicians but got little acknowledgement because Native musicians were not really accepted in the mainstream at the time. Most people don't even ...
Gary Stroutsos is a flute player based in Seattle, Washington who plays a variety of genres of music. He has made his mark by tapping into the Native American canon, and has brought several forgotten songs to life. He plays a variety of different flutes from all around the world, and in unusual settings.
Sharon Burch of Navajo and German origin is a founding advisor of First Nations Composer Initiative. Sharon Burch is an organizer, composer, teacher of general music, author of educational music-books, singer (English and Navajo language) besides being a recording artist.