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Fawn Wood, photo by Janice Huser

Powwow playlists, curated by Fawn Wood

By Alan Greyeyes | January 8, 2021

Tags: Fawn Wood | National Music Centre | playlist | Powwow | YouTube

Fawn Wood has curated three playlists on YouTube with performances by champion powwow drums groups from across Turtle Island for us. The series, presented by the sākihiwē festival and the  National Music Centre, includes 30 performances in the contemporary, straight, and southern styles filmed by audience members at some of the biggest competition powwows.

  • Straight Drums || A powwow playlist by Fawn Wood (YouTube)
  • Contemporary Drums || A powwow playlist by Fawn Wood (YouTube)
  • Southern Drums || A powwow playlist by Fawn Wood (YouTube)

Each playlist begins with a short explanation of the singing style by Wood.

Wood is an award winning round dance singer and champion hand drum singer from the Saddle Lake Cree Nation in Treaty 6 territory. She is the co-founder of the Virtual Round Dance and has released two solo albums to date.

Straight Drums || A powwow playlist curated by Fawn Wood
1. Mandaree
2. Young Bear (Facebook)
3. Bullhorn Singers (Facebook)
4. Black Otter Singers (Facebook)
5. Midnite Express Singers (Facebook)
6. High Noon Singers (Facebook)
7. Poundmaker Singers (Facebook)
8. Blackfoot Confederacy
9. Sharpshooter (Facebook)
10. Showtime Singers

Contemporary Drums || A powwow playlist curated by Fawn Wood
1. Cree Confederation (Facebook)
2. Young Spirit Singers (Facebook)
3. Bear Creek (Facebook)
4. The Boyz (Facebook)
5. Walking Buffalo (Facebook)
6. Black Bear (Facebook)
7. Warpaint Singers (Facebook)
8. Blackstone Singers (Facebook)
9. Northern Cree (FacebookwebsiteYouTubeInstagram)
10. Black Lodge Singers (Facebook)

Southern Drums || A powwow playlist curated by Fawn Wood
1. Cozad Singers
2. Southern Style
3. Blazing Bear (Facebook)
4. Thunder Hill
5. Young Bird
6. Bucwild
7. Sizzortail
8. Whitetail Boys
9. Mo'Town Singers (Facebook)
10. Wild Band of Comanches (Facebook)

Aboriginal Music Manitoba (AMM) would like to acknowledge the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Winnipeg Arts Council for their financial support of the sākihiwē festival's outreach programming.