Horse Dance – Mistatim Simoowin (Canyon Records CR-6491, 2012)
Horse Dance is the latest pow-wow recording by Cree Confederation, a group that represents members of Treaty Six First Nations. Cree Confederation performs effervescent traditional style pow wow singing with modern elements.
Cree Confederation was formed in the winter of 2007. “Wherever we travel, we represent the Cree people of the Treaty Six areas,” says the drumming and vocals group. “It is with humble regard that we share the music and language of their grandfathers with a style that is a hybrid of original and contemporary style of singing. Singing is our way of expression, our chosen way of sharing and spreading the beauty that is our Indian music.”
Cree Confederation‘s earlier releases include Pakosiyimitan – Pow Wow Songs Recorded Live at Twenty-Nine Palms and United.