Joey Stylez is Cree-Metis and a Moosomin First Nations Tribal member. Moosmin is located in Saskatchewan, Canada. He had a rough upbringing and overcame that by using his talent for putting a positive light on his Native heritage. For example, his song “Living Proof” describes the mistreatment of First Nations People of Canada. Joey Stylez was given an opportunity to perform “Living Proof” for the Prime Minister of Canada and a live television audience. The performance was part of a healing process between the Canadian Government and the First Nations People. Joey Stylez grew up in Canada--a country not known for it's Hip-Hop music when compared to the United States with city media giants such as New York City.
Joey and his friends started their own record label versus waiting around and looking for their big break. His musical talent started out as rap/hip-hop and has since progressed to a finished first album which has elevated his skills to another level.
Tobias Grant recently spoke with Joey Stylez about his Black Star Album, his expericne shooting his first music video and starting his clothing line. For more information about Joey Stylez or to download his album log-on to his website at www.joeystylezmusic.com. Or follow him on his social networking sites facebook and myspace. (Click on the links to his pages.)
Lincoln, NE -- On this edition of Native Sounds-Native Voices (NS-NV) co-hosts Aden (Sioux) and Alex dedicated Traditional Native American Honor songs to all Veterans on Veterans Day. This November NS-NV features Native American drum groups singing honor songs. Native Americans take pride in serving in the military because they are defending their Native Homelands just like young Native warriors have done since the beginning of Native culture. NS-NV wants to honor those men and women with Honor songs by drum groups like Elk Soldier, Omaha Whitetail and Blacklodge.
For more information about Native Americans serving in the military check out the DVD’s “Choctaw Code Talkers” and “Way of the Warrior” from VISIONMAKER.org and also view trailers from these DVD’s. Don’t forget to listen to the live broadcast of NS-NV every Thursday morning from 8-10 am CT on 89.3 in Lincoln, NE, and on the web at KZUM.org and AIROS.org.
Lincoln, NE--On this edition of Native Sounds Native voices co-hosts Aden (Sioux) and Alex feature Native American Folk Stories. Every year when the first snow fall comes, NSNV breaks out the hot cocoa and a lot of Native folk stories. Elizabeth Hill is a Native American from the Mohawk Nation and begins this playlist with her story titled “Buffalo Mountain” from the CD (Legends: I Am an Eagle). This CD is full of Native American Folk stories from Indian country. NSNV will feature stories from this album throughout the winter season so, if you missed this show there is plenty of time to catch more stories on the AIROS Native Network. Check out the live stream schedule for times when Native folk stories will air.
Also listen to the live broadcast of NSNV every Thursday morning from 8-10 a.m. CT on 89.3 FM in Lincoln, NE, or on the web at KZUM.org and AIROS.org.
Lincoln, NE -- Every year when the fist snow falls, elders tell stories about coyote, trickster and how the world was created. This year NSNV will feature stories like these all winter long. NSNV co-hosts Aden (Sioux) and Alex feature a playlist with stories from Indian Country. They kicked off the show with “Stick Game, Coyote Story” by Jim Boyd. AIROS Native Network will be featuring Native American Folk stories all winter long. Check out the live stream schedule page on AIROS.org.
If you missed this show, be sure to tune in every Thursday morning on 89.3 FM in Lincoln, NE, and on the web at KZUM.org and AIROS.org from 8-10 a.m. CT. To find more information about stick games, like the story by Jim Boyd, log-on to VISIONMAKER.org and check out the documentary titled “Hand Game” also, watch a trailer about “Hand Game.”
Lincoln, NE - On this edition of Native Sounds Native Voices (NSNV) special guest host Sina Bear Eagle (Lakota) and Alex put on a cool Native Country Show. Natives and country music go hand and hand--I mean, visit any Native American Reservation and what will you see? You will see Natives wearing cowboy hats and playing very loud country music on the jukebox.
This playlist does not have any country songs that can be found on the local radio, nope, this is country music NSNV style. Sina and Alex feature Native country legend Floyd Red Crow Westerman, Hank Williams Sr. and other Native country songs. If you missed the show, check out this cool country playlist or listen to the live broadcast of NSNV every Thursday morning from 8-10 a.m. CT. Log-on to www.KZUM.org and www.AIROS.org. Or if you’re in Lincoln, NE, tune the radio dial to 89.3 FM KZUM.
Lincoln, NE -- On this edition of Native Sounds Native Voices (NSNV) co-hosts Sina Bear Eagle (Lakota) and Alex put on a great Native Blues Show. Sina is a past co-host of NSNV and is presently working at the offices of NAPT. She and Alex enjoy playing music on NSNV and on this playlist they included awesome Native blues songs. Where else can listeners hear the fantastic music of XIT, Buddy Red Bow and John Trudell? Listeners can only hear it on NSNV unless someone has a secret stash of Native music hidden in a time capsule somewhere.
Tune into the live broadcast of NSNV every Thursday morning from 8-10 a.m. CT. Listen to NSNV on the web at www.KZUM.org and www.AIROS.org.
Gary Farmer is of the Cayuga nation and Wolf Clan of the Haudenosaunee/Iroquois Confederacy. He co-starred in the Native films "Pow-wow Highway" and "Smoke Signals". He also co-starred with Johnny Depp in the independent film "Dead Man". Gary is also musically-inclined and formed a blues band called "Gary Farmer and the TroubleMakers".
Gary and his band were in Lincoln, NE for a performance and he stopped by the offices of NAPT to talk with Brendan McCauley (Project Coordinator). They talk about how the blues influenced Gary musically, his acting career and his experience in Native media.
For more information about Gary Farmer and the Troublemakers log-on to their myspace page. AIROS top 5 picks from Gary Farmer and the Troublemakers.
Lincoln, NE - On this edition of Native Sounds-Native Voices (NS-NV) co-hosts Aden (Sioux) and Alex continue their Native Folk Rock Show. They kicked off this edition with actress and Grammy-winner Joanne Shenandoah. She is from the Iroquois Nation and has won a multitude of awards.
Among Ms. Shenandoah, Aden and Alex included Floyd Red Crow Westerman and Jack Gladstone. As far as Native Folk Rock, these artists top any playlist. Check out this playlist and remember to tune-in to the live broadcast of NS-NV every Thursday morning from 8 – 10 a.m. CT log-on to www.KZUM.org and www.AIROS.org.
LINCOLN, NE - On this edition of Native Sounds-Native Voices (NS-NV) co-hosts Aden (Sioux) and Alex feature contemporary Native folk songs about Animals. Native American Tribes like the Cherokee Nation of North Carolina have creation stories that feature Animals bringing life to this world among other stories. Other stories, like ones about coyote, have a lesson to be learned from. Coyote is a trickster, he does things the wrong way to show humans what not to do and why.In this playlist, Aden and Alex feature songs that have an Animal name in the song title or the song is about an Animal. Have you heard the story about the lonely Frog?
Once there was a Frog, he was lonely so he went to speak with a Medicine Man about his loneliness. The Medicine Man told Frog that he would soon find a girl that wants to know everything about him. Frog replied”wow”, where will I meet her? Frog asks, at a party? Down by the pond? The Medicine Man replied, no, next semester in her biology class. Listen to the live broadcast of Native Sounds-Native Voices every Thursday mornings from 8-10 a.m. C.T. Log-on to www.KZUM.org and www.AIROS.org.
LINCOLN, NE - On this edition of Native Sounds-Native Voices (NS-NV) co-hosts Aden (Sioux) and Alex feature a Native Folk Rock Show. Native Americans have many oral stories, so folk rock music is like second nature for us. In this playlist Aden and Alex include artists like Darrel Tonemah, Jim Boyd and Buffy Sainte Marie among other tremendous Native artists. Did you know, Darrel Tonemah was a professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln? Yeah, and Jim Boyd released “Reservation Blues” as a soundtrack for Native author--Sherman Alexie. In fact, director Chris Eyre’s feature film “Smoke Signals” is a story based on Sherman Alexie’s book “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fist Fight in Heaven." For more information about Jim Boyd, log-on to his myspace page at myspace.com/jimboydband.
Tune into Native Sounds-Native Voices every Thursday morning from 8 – 10 a.m. CT and on the web at www.KZUM.org and www.AIROS.org.