Various Artists

Gathering of Nations Pow-Wow 1999

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The annual Gathering of Nations Pow Wow in New Mexico is the largest in the country. The event features a wide array of lavish dancing and music designed to create awareness and perpetuate Native American culture. This CD is a live recording taken from the 1999 event and features 19 different drum groups from various tribes. The music consists of a constant drumbeat with high-pitched group vocals in traditional languages. To many not familiar with the genre it would be a difficult task to tell these songs apart. Regardless, this CD would be a very good starting point for those interested in learning more about the music of Pow Wow's. Those more familiar with the genre should also seek out a copy simply because it is an exceptionally high quality recording of this event.

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