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Nico Wind

Nico Wind (Assiniboine/Ojibwa) has been with Wisdom of the Elders since 2002. Nico helped develop the radio program, Wisdom of the Elders Radio Program by co-producing the radio segment Tribal Rhythms. She wrote, performed and produced the theme song for the radio series; provided the vocables to the “Water Loon song” intro to Discovering Our Story…

Program 103: Tribal Rhythms

The Music of Joanne Shenandoah

Nico Wind

Nico Wind

with Nico Wind

Music:
Joanne Shenandoah with Lawrence Laughing
Prophecy Song
Orenda
Silver Wave Records
 
Arlie Neskahi:

According to Joanne Shenandoah, prophecy and respect for life can guide one’s music. “The Prophecy Song,” an anishnabe song from her album Orenda (with Lawrence Laughing), is to remind us to be aware of our place upon the earth.

Program 104: Tribal Rhythms

Women’s Honor Song

Nico Wind

Nico Wind

with Nico Wind

Music
Tzo’kam
Women’s Honor Song
Heartbeat, vol. 2: More Voices of First Nations Women
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

 

Arlie Neskahi:
Here’s Nico Wind with Tribal Rhythms.

Nico Wind:
Helmina Makes Him First, a respected Lakota Sioux elder, will always remember the honor ceremony given for her by a friend at a gathering. It took place in Portland, Oregon not long ago. After reflections were shared about Helmina’s role in her community, she was lovingly wrapped with the gift of a Pendleton blanket. The people present stood respectfully around the circle they had formed as Helmina danced within it, the powerful sounds of the drum group and singers guiding her steps.

Program 102: Tribal Rhythms

Nico Wind

Nico Wind

The Round Dance

with Nico Wind

Arlie Neskahi:
The circle of creation is reflected in our culture – our beliefs, our stories, and of course, our music. The round dances, as they are sometimes known, relate directly to this view of the world and the Spirit. Out music director, Nico Wind, has spent some time listening to and learning about round dances.