|1. Little Otter Singers – Grand Entry||Year of Recording: 1990|
|2. LCO Soldier’s Drum – Intertribal Dance||Record Label: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings|
|3. Smokeytown Singers – We’re The People||Producer: Mickey Hart|
|4. Bad River Singers – Sneak-Up Dance||Studio Engineers: Tom Flye and Jeff Sterling|
|5. Winnebago Sons – Winnebago Army||Field Recording and Research: Mickey Hart,|
|6. Bear Claw Singers – Intertribal Dance||Jens McVoy, Thomas Vennum, Jr.|
|7. LCO Soldier’s Drum – Ojibway Air Force||Cover Painting: Patrick Desjarlait|
|8. Bad River Singers – Intertribal Dance||Photography: Dean Tuedt|
|9. Three Fires Society Drum – Intertribal Dance||Project Management:Howard Cohen|
|10. Little Otter Singers – Intertribal Dance||Series Ethnomusicology Consultant:Fredric Lieberman, Ph.D.|
Ojibway, Menominee and Winnebago Assistants and Consultants
Joe Dan Rose, Eddie Benton Banai, Art Gahbow, Lyle Greendeer, Myron Pyawasit, Stuart Decorah
The powwow has become an opportunity for North American tribes to gather together to honor the earth and its creator in celebratory drumming, dancing and song. The Honor The Earth Powwow, featuring the Ojibway, Menominee and Winnebago tribes, is characteristic in that its repertoire includes traditional song styles as well as new songs written in traditional style. Recorded in July 1990 by Mickey Hart and Dr. Thomas Vennum Jr., the music of the powwow consists of singers sitting in a circle in a drum arbor, beating on a single drum, and singing in high-pitched voices while elaborately-costumed dancers move clockwise around them. Among the album’s new songs is “Ojibway Air Force Song”, a song that came to an Ojibway tribe member in his sleep and was composed for his son who was serving overseas in the United States Air Force.
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