Seven-time Grammy nominee Northern Cree, Blackstone, Black Lodge, Cree Confederation and Pipestone Singers on Best Round Dance Songs
Every so often an album comes out that is an instant “must-grab,” and Canyon Records’ Best Round Dance Songs, with internationally-known drum group artists such as seven-time Grammy nominee Northern Cree, Blackstone, Black Lodge, Cree Confederation and Pipestone, this compilation is this spring’s required listening.
As well-known to many in Indian country, Northern Cree’s GRAMMY performance was huge part of 2017’s celebrations and their onstage performance went viral. Northern Cree performed at the 59th GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony on Feb. 12, 2017, in Los Angeles. Northern Cree went on to perform Facebook Drama in London’s Trafalgar Square, a song that is included on the album.
As Canyon Records writes about the album Best Round Dance Songs, “For many Native peoples of the Great Plains, the cold months of winter are Round Dance times. From the Cree people of northern Saskatchewan and Alberta down to the Kiowa and Comanche people of Oklahoma, these social songs reflect themes of love, heartbreak and the amusing side of relationships.”
The Best Round Dance Songs album includes songs such as Facebook Drama and Young and Free by Northern Cree, Cuzzins by Pipestone, Friends by Black Lodge and Here We Go Again by Cree Confederation. These songs have become classics that have spread widely through the pow wow community and beyond.
Facebook Drama – Northern Cree
Sad and Blue – Young Spirit
Here We Go Again – Cree Confederation
Crazy Luv Life – Pipestone
Friends – Black Lodge
Straight – Blackstone
Makes me Wonder – Whitefish Jr.’s
Please Don’t Go – Nitanis “Kit” Largo with Randall Paskemin
Look How the Stars Shine for You – Randy Wood
Young and Free – Northern Cree
No More – Fawn Wood
Cuzzins – Pipestone
Confessions – Northern Cree
Southern Man – Alex E. Smith, Cheevers Toppah and Nitanis “Kit” Landry