Nico Wind and Karen Kitchen created the group Cedar Rose and sing traditional and contemporary native songs. Karen Kitchen is an enrolled member of the Osage Nation. She’s collaborated on musical projects with Marv Ross, The Trail Band, and many other well-known performers and is featured in the soundtrack to Gus Van Sant’s film, Mala Noche. Karen sings in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Native American vocables.
Cedar Rose has opened for native artists Kevin Locke, Joanne Shenandoah, Gary Small and Arlie Neskahi, among others. The duo, that sometimes includes guest musicians, has performed for the Art Train, Autumn Fest Celebration of Mt. Hood Cuisine Culture and Forest, Collage of Colors Festival, Zonta International, Chemawah Indian School Benefit Concert, Intel, Nike, KBOO American Indian Word and Music Festival, and many other events.