Indigenous Underground Music Direct from the Navajo Nation
This Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (October 2-4) will occur the largest D.I.Y. (Do It Yourself) Music festival in the Four Corners region. This will be the 4th year that this festival is happening and to coincide with the festival a compilation CD of prominent artists playing at the festival will be released. The event will be taking place on the Navajo Reservation, the largest reservation in the United States. The artists performing are predominantly Native American (Dine/Navajo), of whom are raised and reside on the reservation. Many people think that Native Americans only make “traditional music” with hand drums and primitive chants, however, this festival is in direct opposition to this idea. The musicians performing represent innovative and artistic people who refuse to be pigeonholed. Various musical styles will be represented during these three days ranging from Indie, to Hip Hop, to Ska, and Punk.
The compilation features artists that make up the Reservation’s Underground Music Scene. If you ever wondered what the Underground Music of the Navajo people sounded like, this CD will give you a current accurate portrayal. In true D.I.Y. Fashion all music is written, produced, and recorded independently by the artists themselves. No corporate labels, no mainstream producers, just pure music direct from the artist to you.
This album is free to download on Bandcamp with a name your own price deal, and if the listener wishes donations will be accepted, with all proceeds going to the artists.
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Bandcamp website for the compilation
Track listing For the compilation:
1. Look Away – Ryan Dennison
2. The Reacher (Dj Beeso) - AnTro
3. Nommoc – Kimnusico Trio
4. Shiawee’ – As Indiginas
5. Please Stay – Dikk Noir
6. Voyager – Purple Cats in Slacks
7. Gerbil – Discotays
8. Heads Up ! - End This Year
9. Only You – The Flossies
10. 1<3 Haters – Lo Cash Ninjas
11. Held Whole - Lilith
12. Thank You, Nothing – Dan K.
13. Sleeping Pills And A Broken Alarm Clock – A Road Trip To Europe
14. The Floor – A Guy Called Death
15. Dancing With You – Midnight Stew
16. First Take – Ryan Dennison
17. I Remeber You – Weedrat
18. Ralph – Plantagent Cherokee
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