Native Village Youth and Education News
May 1, 2009 Issue 198
First nations music will ring out to the world
For more than 100 years, Christian priests
banned Inuit women from
throat-singing. The ancient, guttural, rhythmic duets were in danger of being forgotten.
But thanks to the help of the Four Host First Nations,
throat-singing and other native songs are ringing out out all over the world.
The Four Host First Nations are the Musqueam, Squamish, Lil'wat and Tsleil-Waututh. A decade ago, they set aside competing land claims to work together in support of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games. The Games will be held on the bands' traditional lands.
Listen to the ringtones: http://www.fourhostfirstnations.com/downloads
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