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Great Musicians from our First Nations

by Vincent Schilling

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list price: $10.95
edition:Paperback
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published: 2010
ISBN:9781897187760
publisher: Second Story Press
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Ten outstanding native musicians being heard around the worldThis collection of biographies for young readers tells the personal stories of ten men and women from Canada and the United States who have made a name for themselves with their music.Shane Yellowbird, Cree, Alberta — A former cowboy from Alberta, Shane became a country music star, winning major music awards.Mary Youngblood, Seminole/Aleut — The first woman to professionally record the Native American flute, Mary has won two Grammy Awards.Blackfire, Navajo — Three siblings combine their musical talent to produce music that encompasses both punk rock and traditional Din” (Navajo) music.Jamie Coon, Creek/Seminole — A fresh voice who melds styles from mellow jazz to upbeat pop/rock.Gabriel Ayala, Pascua Yaqui — A classical guitarist, music teacher, promoter of Native culture and role model to youth.Mato Nanji, Nakota Sioux — Leader of the band Indigenous, Mato's soulful voice and wailing guitar turns out serious blues-rock sounds.Four Rivers - For more than 14 years Four Rivers drum group has been providing music at powwows for dancers and paying tribute to their Native culture.Leela Gilday, Dene — Multi-award winning folk artist, Leela writes beautiful songs with a message of hope, strength, and empowerment.Michael Bucher, Cherokee — At age 52, Michael uses his music to help protect sacred sites, earning him “Best Political Son” at the 2008 First Annual Native-E Music Awards.Crystal Shawanda, Ojibwe — An award winning artist, Crystal has proven that an Aboriginal Canadian woman can have a successful country music career.

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Contributor notes

Vincent Schilling is the author of two other books in the First Nations series. He is an enrolled member of the St. Regis Mohawk tribe and lives in Virginia Beach, USA. He is also a photo-journalist and a correspondent for the leading Native American news publication in the United States, Indian Country Today.

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Editorial Reviews

Each of the biographies paints an interesting portrait of the artists and groups. Schilling has done his research and taken the time to mould the information into biographies that are more than timelines.

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3.5 out of 4 Stars...Highly Recommended.

— CM Magazine

Each of the biographies paints an interesting portrait of the artists and groups. Schilling has done his research and taken the time to mould the information into biographies that are more than timelines.

— Resource Links

3.5 out of 4 Stars...Highly Recommended.

— CM Magazine
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