This week’s show focused on traditional music that hits a little closer to home, indigenous music of North America & The Caribbean. The popular perception of Native American music often involves rain dances and various spirit rituals. However, Native American music is utilized for many different purposes, and both the function and style of music vary greatly based on the particular region of the continent. Below is a picture of a member of the Navajo tribe in ceremonial dress.
(Picture courtesy of http://www.firstpeople.us)
Also, highlighted in this show is the transplantation of traditional African music to the Caribbean. One aspect I mention in this show, is an inability to find traditional music of native Caribbean islanders. This could either be because of the assimilation of these people into early settlers and slaves or a large dying off of these people due to disease and conquest. However, traditional African music does still exist in the Caribbean to a large extent and is an interesting part of the music culture.
The show is located at the bottom of your screen. Apologies for the overlap with the previous show, just skip the first few minutes. Here is the playlist for the show. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions regarding the show. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org