We’re very excited to bring you this week’s podcast of The Rebel Beat, which offers a special feature on the amazing “Native North America (Vol. 1)” which came out on Light in the Attic records last November. Light in the Attic has put out some amazing reissues over the years, but this one is a powerful reflection on older Native folk tunes which speak to issues of decolonization, spirituality, love, and rock n’ roll.
From the Light in the Attic website;
Largely unheard, criminally undocumented, but at their core, utterly revolutionary, the recordings of the diverse North American Aboriginal community will finally take their rightful place in our collective history in the form of NativeNorth America (Vol. 1): Aboriginal Folk, Rock, and Country 1966–1985. An anthology of music that was once near-extinct and off-the-grid is now available for all to hear, in what is, without a doubt, Light In The Attic’s most ambitious and historically significant project in the label’s 12-year journey.
We were very honoured to speak with both Kevin “Sipreano” Howes, the producer of this compilation, as well as Willy Mitchell, one of the amazing artists featured on the album. Both of those interviews you’ll hear on this podcast.
Hope you enjoy this week’s podcast! We’ll be back next week for our monthly collaboration with Submedia, plus an interview with the militant Indigenous hip-hop artist Ant Loc of Savage Fam.
Thanks for listening!
Playlist – May 6 2015
Rebel Diaz feat. Dead Prez, Rakaa Iriscience – Which side are you on? REMIX
Savage Fam – Way of the drum
A Tribe Called Red feat. Black Bear – The Road
Leanne Simpson & Cris Derksen – A love song for Attawapiskat
Leanne Simpson – ishpadinaa
Buffy Sainte-Marie – It’s my way
Willie Dunn – I pity the country
Willy Mitchell & the Desert River Band – Killin’ your mind
Interview with Kevin “Sipreano” Howes
Sugluk – Fall away
Alexis Utatnaq – Maqaivvigivalauqtavut
Lloyd Cheechoo – Winds of change
Willy Mitchell – Call of the moose
Interview with Willy Mitchell
Willy Mitchell & the Desert River Band – Birchbark letter
Groupe Folklorique Montagnais – Tshekuan Mak Tshetutamak
Klee Benally – A matter of action
The Class Assassins – The addiction
Willie Dunn – The ballad of Crowfoot