Five Native American Music Makers You Should Know!

Wed, Nov 21, 2012

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{Singer Samantha Crain / Photo cred: Todd Roeth}

November is Native American Heritage Month, but unfortunately, indigenous people have been on the receiving end of cultural appropriation and crass stereotyping with Victoria’s Secret being the latest offender. If that wasn’t enough,Thanksgiving is coming up as well which has inspired tales of taverns and their woeful advertising of cultural mockery. Instead of perpetuating pendejadas, Heard Mentality would rather highlight and celebrate contemporary Native American musicians, especially in light of this heritage month. Grab a pair of headphones, blast your speakers, listen and learn about five bands and musicians who are rocking Turtle Island with their eclectic blend of talents from pow wow step to punk rock!

Check out the highlighted bands, including a bonus track from Niko Black, on my latest OC Weekly Heard Mentality Blog post:

http://blogs.ocweekly.com/heardmentality/2012/11/five_native_american_bands.php

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