The month of November is Native American Heritage Month. It’s a special time to celebrate the rich and diverse cultures, histories and contributions of Native people, and we’re doing that on the podcast today.

In this episode, we’ll be learning a little bit more about the role of music in modern Native American powwows. You’ll learn…

  • Differences between the Northern style and Southern style of powwow music
  • What an honor beat is
  • The role of the Master of Ceremonies

Links Mentioned in this Episode

Episode 6: Instruments in Native American Music

Musical Samples You’ll Hear in this Episode:

Stoney Creek Drum Circle

Poundmakers Tribute Song

One of the Smoothest Songs Around 

Young Spirit Flag Song

Music Listening Schedule for Episode 33

I’ve created a YouTube playlist for you with eight performances of Native American powwow music — including a Grand Entry and a Flag Song!  Check it out here.

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