Dancerz Groove (Canyon Records CR-6503, 2012)
Northern Cree, the popular Canadian First Nations group has a new round dance album titled Dancerz Groove. Northern Cree is currently one of the most successful acts in the North American pow-wow circuit.
The prolific drum group from western Canada gets crowds dancing with their infectious round dance jams. Dancerz Groove contains songs about love, heartache and Native pride.
Steve Wood, and his brothers Randy and Earl Wood founded the Northern Cree Singers in 1982. Although the group originated from the Saddle Lake Cree Nation, it is currently made up of members from the Treaty 6 area, most notably the Frog Lake Cree Nation, Onion Lake Cree Nation, Samson Cree Nation, Louis Bull Cree Nation, and the Poundmaker Cree Nation.
Dancerz Groove is destined to be another hit in the ‘pow-wow trail.’
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.