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Korpgud
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:04 am 
 

I've recently developed a fascination with indigenous cultures and their music, particularly from the Americas. I'd like to discover more, but there's so much of it and it's hard to know where to start. A quick youtube search will yield a lot of tacky 80's sounding songs, with pan flutes and keyboards and whatnot. I'd like to find more of the following:


- More authentic, original versions of indigenous music (mainly from South America but any part of the world is welcome)

- Modern music with influences from traditional indigenous music. I realise "tacky 80's sounding songs" might fall into this category, so I'll give a few examples of what I've found to be interesting.

A Tribe Called Red - Canadian group mixing electronic music, hip hop, trap etc with first nations music and in some cases indigenous music from other parts of the world

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Tanya Tagaq - Inuit singer with her own unique approach to inuit throat singing. A lot of her music is really dark, the following track sounds like something out of Diablo II

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Ana Tijoux - Chilean rapper, I'm not sure how much of her music has native influences, but there seems to be a lot of indigenous dancers in the video. Maybe someone from Chile can confirm??

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Northern Cree - traditional powwow music (as far as I know) but with lyrics in English about modern day problems, like facebook drama!

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Any suggestion is welcome!

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Amosofnlm
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:36 pm 
 

This isn't like anything you posted but it's traditional Tuvan/Mongolian music and really good too. I saw these guys live earlier this year and they were class.

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Korpgud
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:43 am 
 

^

That definitely falls into the first category, so thanks! I actually know them, but I hadn't listened to this particular song. I'm loving it!

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Unaerth
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:32 am 
 

Bear Creek is always superb as well!
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Sioux Singers always bring it.
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Incorporated into metal:
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Unorthodox
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:50 am 
 

The Gyuto Monks Tantric Choir. Play this at loud volumes.


Unaerth wrote:
Bear Creek is always superb as well!
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I always get shivers just watching shit like this.
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pachozal
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:33 pm 
 

Indigenous music in south america is a little hard to get, I'll give you some i know about (mostly colombian)

"Yaki Kandru" a collab between colombian musicians and anthropologists:

The first part is for mexican music. The second is colombian, but one, which is venezuelan
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Jesus Pinzon (Contemporary classical), he has been called an "indigenista composer", there are not good recordings of his music however
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For "authentic" indigenous music the way to go is anthropologist recordings, indigenous people here distrust the rest of the population as they've benn constantly fucked over
I know this two for the Witoto and Bora people, two tribes from the amazon
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Didn't found the side b (witoto) in youtube

Some of our traditional (Colombia) music has indigenous influence or has been associated with them, here are two that have the "indigenous sound"
A "chirimia caucana"
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A "bullerengue (the genre is mostly associated with the afro population but they use the gaita an instrument of indigenous origin inusual in this genre)"
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PS: The dancers that appear in Tijoux's video are aymara people, I, however don't know much about them
PS2: There's a genre called huayno (Peru-Bolivia) somewhat associated with the indigenous but I don't know much about it
PS3: "Atahualpa Yupanqui" from Argentina was a very known indigenist songwriter, he is mostly associated with what was called "nueva canción latinoamericana" though.

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pachozal
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:29 pm 
 

I just remembered there was a peruvian andinian violinist "Maximo Damian Huamani", I think what he does is the more traditional form of huayno.
The snging may need a little bit of getting used to it
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Maybe you like Toumani Diabate a traditional kora player from Mali (he is member of a whole music dynasty). I think his music is very other-worldly

There's also Nana Vasconcelos from Brazil, though whether his music is traditional or not is up to discussion. He surely derives his music from different traditions however.

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Antioch
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:26 am 
 

I bought a CD lot once and this one was among the few non-metal CDs I kept.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4bDuo-ghiY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLzeNlth6wQ

It's Bolivian music I think.
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Amosofnlm
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:15 pm 
 

Korpgud wrote:
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That definitely falls into the first category, so thanks! I actually know them, but I hadn't listened to this particular song. I'm loving it!


Cool, I'm glad you like it.

Are you familiar with the chants of Russian Orthodox Christianity?

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Lionel Fauquier
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:28 pm 
 

I've actually been getting into a good bit of folksy Soviet Russian songs . I'm not sure if said category fits the bill for this thread though , so I apologize if I'm straying off topic ...

If not then I will post a few in time .

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