Blackfoot Confederacy Pow-Wow songs Recorded Live

Phoenix (Arizona), USA – The Blackfoot Confederacy has launched
their second recording with

Confederacy Style
-Pow-Wow songs Recorded Live at Post Falls. Together, the
Blackfeet, Kainai, Piikani and Siksika form the Blackfoot Confederacy, one of
the proudest and strongest alliances in the history of Native America.

In July 2004, some of the most respected singers of the Confederacy came
together at the Annual North American Indian Days Pow-Wow in Browning, Montana
to record a truly historic collection of songs. They performed songs that
originated with nations of the Blackfoot Confederacy and sang them in the
traditional Blackfoot style. Many of the songs recorded belonged to the Chicken
Dance, a dance that originated with the Blackfoot Confederacy.The group hoped to reaffirm that the Chicken Dance is a sacred dance of the
Blackfoot people and is not merely a dance style. That recording entitled

Setting the Record Straight
was received by the pow-wow community with much
enthusiasm. At that time the singers planned to come together only once for this
special occasion. However, the younger singers of the group who were present
decided to continue singing together under the guidance of the Elders and their

With a strong continuing commitment to preserve the songs of the Blackfoot
Confederacy and the unique traditional Blackfoot singing style, the group has
traveled throughout pow-wow country ever since. They have become recognized as
one of today’s top up and coming drum groups.

Author: World Music Central News Department

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