Part 1: I Pity The Country (Pt. 1)
Rare recordings of Indigenous folk, rock and country are re-issued, turning the spotlight back on trailblazing musicians from across the continent.
DJ Kevin “Sipreano” Howes goes crate digging and unearths a trove of rare Indigenous music folk, rock and country music. The re-issue Native North America Volume 1 turns the spotlight back on trailblazing musicians from across the continent. But it also raises questions about when music is art and when it becomes an artifact.
We speak to a couple of the artists on the album: Willy Mitchell, whose music got political after being shot by a cop, and Willie Thrasher, who started making Inuit rock after a stranger approached him at a concert.
This episode also features Jeremy Pahl, a contemporary folk musician from northern BC who shifted from black metal to folk in order to serve his message.
Find more information about Native North America Vol. 1 on Light in the Attic‘s website.
There’s a Native North America gathering happening in Toronto on August 8th, featuring performances by artists on the album – including Willie Thrasher and Willy Mitchell – as well as a tribute to Willie Dunn.
When you’re done listening, move on to part two!
Part 2: Aliya Tries Comedy
At the end of this season, Aliya will do a live comedy set onstage at Second City.
But first—she needs to learn how to tell a joke.