Northern Cree and Friends
Calling All Dancers, Vol. 6 (Canyon Records, 2007)
The Northern Cree group, from Alberta (Canada) has become one of the stars of the pow wow circuit. Their CDs are regularly nominated for Aboriginal music awards in Canada and Native American music awards in the United States.
Northern Cree and Friends, Volume 5, Calling All Dancers, is the latest CD of explosive vocals and drumming. The aboriginal Canadian musicians are captured live, showing the intensity of their live performances.
The program on the CD are round dances, which were traditionally healing ceremonies. The liner notes explosion that the Cree round dances are "filled with humor and good feelings, the songs that accompany the dance featuring soaring vocals set to the steady rhythmic pulse of the hand drums."
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.