Best New Artist~~Esperanza Spalding is on FIRE!

Ahh time to express my delight at Esperanza Spalding’s Grammy win for Best New Artist. OH YEAH!!! IF you’ve been wandering into my blogcasa for a while, then you might recall that I’ve posted another live video of Spalding igniting jazz heat onstage.  I hope this delightful young woman continues firing smoking hot jazz for decades and decades to come! If you haven’t met the incredible Ms. Spalding yet, then here’s your chance. If you have–then just relax and bask in the “steam”.  

Native American Grammy Music

Here are some of the Native American musical nominees for  the Grammy Award for Native American Music–and New Age ~Dancing Into Silence.   A Spirit’s Dance won in the Native American Album category.   Clicking on the cover art will take you to clips of the music on each album. Canyon Records also has a very interesting audio clip regarding their own history of recording Native American music at

http://store.canyonrecords.com/index.php?app=cms&ns=display&ref=Grammy_Awards_2011

There is a wide variety of wonderful music clips on the Canyon Records site which makes it enjoyable to explore extensively.  

KKFI’s Native Spirit Radio’s host Rhonda LeValdo commented today that she didn’t understand why there was still only one category for Native American music in which pow wow competes against traditional music and other various Native American genres. Yes, every style of Native American music is apparently lumped into one category.

Enjoy whatever you discover.

Click CD image to sample music clips.
 

Click Cover Art to hear music clips.

 

Click Cover Art to hear music clips.

 

Click Cover Art to Listen to Music.

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