Brule & Airo ( Lakota Nation )
They play a very original style of music mixing opera rock, flute and traditional hand drum. Their gigs are very impressive and brings an outsdanting presentation of traditional native dancers . Fabulous!! The group has already sold more than one million copies and won several awards and nomination.
Current band members are: Paul LaRoche ( keyboards ); Nicole LaRoche ( Paul´s daughter ) flute ; Shane LaRoche ( Paul´s son ) guitar ; Vlasis on percussion; Lowery Begay on traditional drum e Kurt Olson ( drum kit ).
Current traditional dancers include: Lowery Begay, Garan Coons, Chris Estes, Douglas Scholfield, Linda Thompson & Josette Wahwasuck.
Ghostland Observatory is not a band, but an agreement between two friends to create something that not only heals their beat-driven hearts, but pleases their rock ‘n roll souls.
Black Fire ( Navajo Nation )
Originally the band was compound by family members lead by Mato Nanji from South Dakota´s Nakoda Nation, place among root of rock´s elite. Now the band has gotten new members once the original ones left to pursue other musical paths. “ Everybody decided to go their own way, leaving me to carry on Indigenous, “ Nanji says. “ Playing with my family for 10 years was a lot of fun, but it was time to grow”.
So Nanji recruited guitarist Kris Lager, keyboardist Jeremiah Weir, bassist Aaron Wright, and drummer John Fairchild to tour behind Chasing the Sun. They also appear on Broken Lands, joined by drummer Kirk Stallings, percussionist Chico Perez, and Mato’s wife Leah Nanji on backing vocals. Producer Jamie Candiloro (Ryan Adams, R.E.M., Willie Nelson, the Eagles) completed the studio team.
Now Indigenous is a new band again and I feel that same excitement," he continues