United Tribes, International Powwow
Home of the Champions (Makoché MM0194D, 2004)
Every year, drum groups from various American Indian nations in the Dakotas
get together to participate in pow-wow celebrations. Makoché Music has released
a 2-CD set with live recordings of one of these events. The drum groups featured
are: Bad Nation, Big Bear, Blackstone, Dakota Nation, Dakota Travels, Lakota
Thunder, Medicine Horse, Meskwaki Nation, Midnight Express, Mighty Few, MGM,
North Buffalo, Northern Straight, and Whitefish Juniors. Home of the Champions is a retrospective of some of the finest
performances recorded over the last decade. The album includes emotive
performances of various types of celebratory songs.
The set includes an enhanced CD for PC with video and historical recordings.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.