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.
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.