From the melodic sounds of a classical guitar or the wailing of an electric guitar to country music and punk rock, these musicians deliver. They offer a wide selection of musical styles as diverse as the music industry itself. Read about the lives of these outstanding performers who represent the fresh new sounds from Native American today.
The music of these talented artists transcends borders and cultures to speak directly to the hearts and minds of listeners. But it was not always easy for them to reach their goals. Shane Yellowbird (Cree) - Canadian country recording artist Mary Youngblood (Seminole/Aleut) - Flutist Blackfire (Navajo) - Punk rock and traditional Dine' (Navajo) musicJamie Coon (Creek/Seminole) - Singer/songwriter Gabriel Ayala (Pascua Yaqui) - Classical guitarist Mato Nanji (Nakota Sioux) - Lead guitarist and singer for IndigenousFour Rivers Drum - Vibrant drum groupLeela Gilday (Dene) - Folk artist Michael Bucher (Cherokee) - Composer and vocalist Crystal Shawanda (Ojibwe) - Canadian vocalist/songwriter
The Native Trailblazer Series shines a spotlight on the contributions of Native Americans and First Nation Canadians who provide inspirational role models for young readers.
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