Composed by James DeMars
Recorded Live at the 2006 ASU Sound Rave
ASU Wind Symphony (Gary W. Hill, conductor)
Native Drumming features the brilliant Northern-style pow-wow voices of Black Lodge, one of the all-time top drum groups of North America, accompanied by one of best band ensembles in the U.S., the Arizona State University (ASU) Wind Symphony lead by nationally-honored conductor, Gary W. Hill.
Native Drumming matches the vocal power and intense drumming of Black Lodge with the musical range and aural richness of the Wind Symphony’s 75 members: 45 woodwinds (flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, saxophone, horn), 20 brass (trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba), 8 drummers and percussionists, basses, and piano. Through the dense chords and constantly moving musical lines of the ensemble, Black Lodge weaves the melodies of a traditional flag song, a pow-wow style song, and a traditional Pueblo song.
|TRACKS:||Click below to listen.|
|1. Native Drumming: Part One – Flag Song (7:33, composed by James DeMars)|
|2. Native Drumming: Part Two – Destiny Song and Mask Dance (14:30, composed by James DeMars)|
|3. Get Me Indian Girls (2:53, composed by Kenny Scabby Robe)|
|Total Time: 24:56|