Northern Cree Pow-wow Drums

Phoenix (Arizona), USA – Northern Cree championship pow-wow drum
group, returns with a new collection of pow-wow songs with Nikamo – “Sing! (Canyon Records). Nikamo is Cree for “sing” and singing is what Northern Cree
has done so well for over two decades. Firmly grounded in their Plains Cree
culture, they perform with an intensity and commitment that is well known
throughout the United States and Canada.Northern Cree (of Saddle Lake, Alberta) has been honored with multiple awards
including two Grammy nominations. In 2002,

Rockin’ the Rez
, was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Native
American Album and in 2003 they received a second nomination for

Still Rezin’

Northern Cree won Best Pow-wow Album and Best Hand Drum Album at the 2004
Aboriginal Music Awards and received a 2005 NAMMY (Native American Music Awards)
for Best Compilation for

Honoring Singers and Songmakers, Vol. 2
. Northern Cree was named
Northern Drum Champion at the 2005 Gathering of Nations held in Albuquerque, New


Nikamo – “Sing!”

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