Tag Archive for Tribal Rhythms

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…

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Series One Wisdom of the Elders Radio, our first series of eight one-hour radio programs from Native America, was produced in Portland, Oregon and the host is Arlie Neskahi. Each program includes the following segments: Elder Wisdom Health and Healing Tribal Rhythms                          …

Program 101: Tribal Rhythms

Nico Wind

Nico Wind

The Gourd Dance

Nico Wind shares the origin and relevant music segues from the Kiowa Gourd Dance Society including the story of a warrior’s encounter with a red wolf. She tells the story of how the warrior was taught songs and dance and instructed to use them to honor Kiowa warriors for bravery and deeds in battle.

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.