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Caption: Thelonius Monk, Credit: William P. Gottlieb
Of Tuscarora ancestry, Thelonious Monk was one of the most inventive pianists of any musical genre. Dubbed the “High Priest of Bebop”, Monk introd...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Charles Lloyd, Credit: Dorothy Darr
Program notes for the 2015 National Endowment of the Arts Jazz Master Awards Ceremony describe Charles Lloyd as “one of the key figures in the expa...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: John Lewis, Credit: Bert Verhoeff
John Lewis was of Cherokee and Comanche lineage and is best known as the musical director and leader of the Modern Jazz Quartet.

  • Added: Apr 27, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Illinois Jacquet, Credit: William Paul Gottlieb
Jean Baptiste Jacquet is better known by his nickname, Illinois, which was given to him by his Sioux mother and comes from the Indian word “Illiniw...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Dizzy Gillespie, Credit: Roland Godefroy
Dizzy Gillespie (of Cheraw descent), was one of the most influential players in the history of jazz. He was named a National Endowment of the Arts ...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington (whose maternal grandmother was Cherokee) is regarded by many as the most influential composer in the history of jazz. And, as head ...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: A fancy shawl dancer makes her way around the arena floor., Credit: Heidi Holtan
Today on Minnesota Native News: highlights from the April 23rd Bemijigimaag pow wow at the Sanford Center in Bemidji.

Bought by Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KMSU, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, KSRQ, WTIP and more


  • Added: Apr 27, 2016
  • Length: 04:59
  • Purchases: 11
Caption: Miles Davis, Credit: All About Jazz
Widely considered one of the most influential and consistently innovative musicians of the 20th century, Miles Davis (of Cherokee ancestry) pointed...

  • Added: Apr 26, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Don Cherry, Credit: All About Jazz
Don Cherry, of Choctaw ancestry, was one of the most lyrical and unique voices in jazz. Emphasizing expression and musical communication over speed...

  • Added: Apr 26, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Ornette Coleman
Ornette Coleman, whose family ties reach back to the Occaneechee Tribe of North Carolina, was largely self-taught. His music has weathered the test...

  • Added: Apr 26, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Dave Brubeck, Credit: Associated Press
Dave Brubeck, whose father was of Medoc descent, was one of the most active and popular jazz musicians in the world. His experiments with odd time ...

  • Added: Apr 26, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Mildred Bailey
As the first full-time female big band singer in America, Mildred Bailey helped popularize jazz singing and opened the door for later jazz greats, ...

  • Added: Apr 26, 2016
  • Length: 04:44
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Join Larry K, from the Ho Chunk Nation as he mixes up 2 hours of Indigenous sounds with music from Jace Martin, Centavrvs, Tribal Spirit Music, Thi...

Bought by WGZS, KCMJ Community Radio, KKWE Niijii Radio, KMXT, and WLPR


  • Added: Apr 25, 2016
  • Length: 01:58:10
  • Purchases: 5
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The “Weekly Arts Calendar” is a weekly listing of events and activities that highlight the arts, music and culture of the region and within Minnesota.

  • Added: Apr 21, 2016
  • Length: 02:06
Caption: Persimmons, Credit: Photo:  Gregg McVicar
A music mix to jumpstart your weekend. Hosts Gregg McVicar & Gabriela Castelan celebrate with music, food and friends. Music writer Bob Doran vis...

Bought by Prairie Public, KPRG, WMNF, KFCF FM, WGZS and more


  • Added: Apr 20, 2016
  • Length: 02:00:00
  • Purchases: 6
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This week on Minnesota Native News, challenges to the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe primary election results, a new State Archeologists takes her seat a...

Bought by KUMD, KMSU, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KFAI, KKWE Niijii Radio and more


  • Added: Apr 20, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 11
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Canada launching inquiry into crimes committed against indigenous women / Suicide rates for Inuit are skyrocketing / Indigenous Mohawk are rediscov...

Bought by WNMU-FM, Peconic Public Broadcasting, and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Apr 20, 2016
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Shirley talks with Native Artist, Delina White Part 2 of 2

  • Added: Apr 19, 2016
  • Length: 17:08
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Shirley talks with Artist, Delina White.... Part 1 of 2

  • Added: Apr 19, 2016
  • Length: 28:06
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Shirley talks with Musician, Mel Hunt from Onigum, Mn.

  • Added: Apr 19, 2016
  • Length: 37:25
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Tae Kwon Do on the Red Lake Reservation....

  • Added: Apr 19, 2016
  • Length: 26:40
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Char sits down and talks with Joyce Ardnt... Part 1 of 2

  • Added: Apr 19, 2016
  • Length: 09:24
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Char sits down and talks with Joyce Ardnt about her life... Part 2 of 2

  • Added: Apr 19, 2016
  • Length: 07:14
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Grace talks with Herb Sam, an Elder and Traditional Healer in Hinkley, Mn. Part 3 of 4...

  • Added: Apr 19, 2016
  • Length: 07:26
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Grace talks with Herb Sam, an Elder and Traditional Healer in Hinkley, Mn. Part 4 of 4...

  • Added: Apr 19, 2016
  • Length: 08:17