Various Artists – Putumayo Presents Native America

The World Music label presents contemporary Native American music. Covering music from Native groups from both the United States and Canada, the various artists on this album use influences from their ancestors in music they have recently recorded. As a result of the various native cultures covered you get a wide variety of music. Using different instruments like flutes or drums the mostly acoustic music has a depth and feel to it you don’t often hear in today’s music. Innu, Navajo, Maliotenam, Mohican and Inu musical stylings are represented. Well-known Native artists such as Florent Vollant and Chloé Sainte-Marie of Canada and Brianna Lea Pruett and Bill Miller of the United States contribute tracks. Past and present are connected through the music. Part of the idea behind this album was to keep the younger Native populations aware of the rich tradition of music in their cultures. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this album go towards Seva, a non-profit organization that provides vision care for at risk populations around the world. So they would provide free of cost eye examinations and glasses for Native American people as well as train young Natives to become eye examination technicians.

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