They are one of my favorite groups going on a dozen years or so, and Big City Indians continues to offer up some soul-stirring music with a Native American twist. They have an armload of “Nammy” (Native American Music) awards, so you would probably never guess that they are from Europe!
Here’s a blurb from their site:
“…they received six times the Silver Arrow Award for their outstanding contributions to Native American Music. The biggest prize they won three times in the years 2010, 2011 and 2013 as the first European band at the Native American Music Awards and were each honored in New York with the world’s highest music award for Indian music.”
The music ranges across a very broad, some would say eclectic, range of styles, but there is no denying that it gets the toes tapping at times, and the heart yearning at others. Here’s the band’s leader, Wolfsheart, playing his flute as beautifully as ever in one of Big City Indians’ latest songs.
Wolfsheart did not grow up as a Native American, and says quite frankly (from his Website), “I do not want to pretend to be a Native American, but I am truly an Indian at heart.” That sentiment, identifying with the NA culture, is shared by countless people around the world, for sure, and as one sees the continuous degradation of the environment and society in general, the urge to reach for something real and trustworthy grows. Big City Indians is a perfect example.
Play on, Brothers.
Aho & Namaste,