Tuesday, September 2, 2014

More About Today's Music

As I mentioned yesterday, guitarist and composer Robbie Robertson's serious exploration of Native American music started when he was tapped to produce the music for the 5 part documentary The Native Americans, which premiered on Turner Broadcasting in 1994.  When they say "Red Road Ensemble"--they mean it!  He brought together a true all star native cast for this recording.  They range from Rita Coolidge and family, to traditional drum groups, to the Saponi singing trio Ulali and member of his own family.  This particular track served as the main theme for the entire series, which was broken up by regions within what is now the United States.  Here is the IMDb link for the title.  Famed poet and musician in her own right Joy Harjo (Muscogee Creek) served as the narrator for the documentary.

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