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JULY 7, 2011
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 ABORiGiNAL SOUNDS PRESENTS:
THE DRiViNG ROCK SOUND OF NAKE NULA WAUN

AND MUSiC FROM THEIR LATEST CD 'SCARS AND BARS'!!!
http://www.rockwired.com/scarsandbarscd.JPGJULY 7, 2011 - NAKE NULA WAUN (Nah-Kay ,Noo-Lah, Wah- OOn) is a Rap/Hip-Hop Group from the Rosebud Sioux Tribe in South Central South Dakota. The name NAKE NULA WAUN is a traditional Lakota phrase which means “I am always ready, at all times, for anything.” This phrase was used to describe warriors before they went into battle. This is more than just a name for the band members, it’s a way a life. Growing up on the Rez or city, you have to be “always ready, for anything, at all times.” NAKE NULA WAUN has been together for three years with each members having years of prior experience in recording. NAKE NULA WAUN has performed throughout the communities on the Rosebud Reservation to promote suicide prevention and spread suicide awareness for the youth and people of the Plains Reservations. Our music is a testament to all youth and people who come from oppressed, impoverished areas. NAKE NULA WAUN is using music to break down racial and economic boundaries to show that no matter your circumstances, you can do something great if you find your passion and follow your dream.
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JUNE 23, 2011
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 ABORiGiNAL SOUNDS PRESENTS:
THE DRiViNG ROCK SOUND OF DEREK MiLLER

AND MUSiC FROM THROUGHOUT iNDiAN COUNTRY
http://www.rockwired.com/derekmillerwithdoubletroublecd.jpgJUNE 23, 2011 - For more than fifteen years, singer-songwriter and guitarist DEREK MILLER has stunned audiences with an electrifying blues rock approach that doesn't seem to have any match amongst the current solo male rock set. Proof of the uniqueness of his sound is MILLER's two-time JUNO AWARD - winning status for his previous releases MUSIC IS THE MEDICINE (2002) and THE DIRTY LOOKS (2006). Acclaim from above the U.S./Canadian border has been steady and constant but it is only a matter of time before DEREK's considerable musicality extends to south of said border and beyond Indian Country.  For his latest release DEREK MILLER WITH DOUBLE TROUBLE , the First Nation troubadour teams up with the backing band of guitar legend STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN and opts for a early vintage rock sound that hits all of the right targets. 
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JUNE 16, 2011
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 ABORiGiNAL SOUNDS PRESENTS:
THE iNTOXiCATiNG SOUND OF AUDiOPHARMACY

AND MUSiC FROM THEiR CD 'U FORGOT ABOUT US'
http://www.rockwired.com/uforgotaboutuscd.jpgJUNE 16, 2011 - Ras K’Dee (Pomo) is the front man for the band Audiopharmacy who in 2010 released the album U Forgot About Us. the group started back in '94. In '97, they combined with Defiance and Laxman to form KAOTIC SOULS, one of the only experimental and conscious hip hop acts in San Jose, Ca. The group eventually grew to the supa huge size of about 30 members... all spirtually connected artists. Finally in 2002, they created the name AUDIOPHARMACY PRESCRIPTIONS. Now, KAOTIC GROUPS is broken down to subgroups, all of which are in the AUDIOPHARMACY family. AUDIOPHARMACY PRESCRIPTIONS then became the San Francisco indi label which supports and signs unknown kin met along the path of consciousness and community. respect people's planets. Ras K'Dee was featured in the 2010 music issue of The National Museum of the American Indian Magazine and is the founder of Seventh Native American Generation (SNAG) – an organization that provides Native youth the opportunity to achieve balance and harmony, address historical and modern grievances and explore and develop leadership skills through art and cultural expression.
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JUNE 9, 2011
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 ABORiGiNAL SOUNDS PRESENTS:
THE iNTOXiCATiNG REGGAE ROCK OF NATiVE ROOTS

AND MUSiC FROM THROUGHOUT iNDiAN COUNTRY
http://www.rockwired.com/nativerootslong.jpgJUNE 9, 2011 - Formed in 1997 by musician/composer JOHN WILLIAMS and vocalist/lyricist SHKEME GARCIA, Albuquerque based NATIVE ROOTS is a band dedicated to the sound and spirit of Native American and Reggae music. Strongly rooted by life experiences, the realities of reservation upbringings and the impacts of Reggae music, Native Roots’ genre-melding composition uniquely reaches out to audiences through live performances that have become an exceptional and dynamic addition to the international reggae music scene and Native American genre. Through danceable world beats and positive lyrical themes of language, culture, elders, youth, empowerment and love, NATIVE ROOTS soldiers on with Brother BOB MARLEY’s global “One Love” message reaching out to all audiences, all ages and all the time continuing to celebrate the ever strong Native American and Indigenous People. Well traveled, NATIVE ROOTS’ has performed throughout “Native America”, Reggae festivals, New Zealand and have been showcased within premier lineups which have included reggae greats such as: KENYATTA HILL of CULTURE, KATCHAFIRE, ISRAEL VIBRATION, BURNING SPEAR, and TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS.
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JUNE 2, 2011
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 ABORiGiNAL SOUNDS PRESENTS:
THE ELECTRiFYiNG BLUES ROCK OF THE PLATEROS

AND MUSiC FROM THROUGHOUT iNDiAN COUNTRY
http://www.rockwired.com/hangoncd.jpgJUNE 2, 2011 - The Tohajiilee Navajo Reservation ain’t exactly ground zero when it comes to the latest thing in music but for eighteen year old singer and guitar slinger LEVI PLATERO, it is home ad the source of inspiration behind the music that he performed with his band THE PLATEROS. Tohajiilee may be a curious launching ground for a rock band but when one takes a gander at how far THE PLATEROS have come in a reasonable amount of time, one is left wondering what is in the water besides uranium. I’ve interviewed some personalities in my time n I’ve also interviewed some low-key individuals. LEVI PLATERO has got to be one of the most unassuming front men that I’ve ever come across. Even though our interview was conducted over the phone, I could sense that my interviewee was nervously looking to the ground as he quietly recounted the genesis of his band and the projected course of his musical evolution. Hell, I was the one that had to point out the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that his band received when they took part in the NATIVE MUSIC ROCK tour across the country. The band earned invaluable touring experience while sharing the stage with the likes of DEREK MILLER, KEITH SECOLA, MICKI FREE and MARTHA REDBONE on a nightly basis. If that wasn’t enough, LEVI and his band have stormed the Millenium Stage at the KENNEDY CENTER – not the sort of gig you see listed on any New Mexico band’s MYSPACE page. Young LEVI’s modesty is indeed puzzling but maybe that just stems from putting the music first.
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MAY 26, 2011
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 ABORiGiNAL SOUNDS PRESENTS:
THE ELECTRiFYiNG SOUL SOUND OF MARTHA REDBONE

AND MUSiC FROM THROUGHOUT iNDiAN COUNTRY
http://www.rockwired.com/marthredbone.jpgMAY 26, 2011 - Blessed with a voice that can make you weak in the knees, lift you up and exalt you, mesmerize you, soothe you, thrill you, REDBONE purrs, whispers and belts her messages of struggle and redemption over her unique gumbo of old school soul, rock, funk, jazz, blues and traditional Native American music. MARTHA's musical talent has caught the ears of legends GEORGE CLINTON/PARLIAMENT FUNKADELIC, JUNIE MORRISON/OHIO PLAYERS & FUNKADELIC, BONNIE RAITT, YOUSSOU N’DOUR, TAJ MAHAL, NONA HHENDRYX  and JOHN DENSMORE of THE DOORS, while fueled by widespread radio play domestically and internationally alongside ecstatic live performances the singing/songwriting/producing dynamo is building a loyal world-wide audience.Redbone’s role as a leading voice in both soul and contemporary Native music has been recognized by the awards garnered for both her albums - ‘SKINTALK’ and ‘HOME OF THE BRAVE’;   2006 Independent Music Awards Best R&B album; Best Debut Artist at the 2002 Native American Music Awards; Indian Summer Music Award 2 consecutive years for Best R&B Album 2004 & 2005. Also in 2005 Martha received the Natl HIV/Aids Partnership Red Ribbon Award at the UN for her community work.Currently the Brooklyn native is working on her third album which she describes as “an organic soulful approach to songs about love and war, of some of the joys that can be found at home and the battles we face in the world of power.” 
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MAY 19, 2011
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 ABORiGiNAL SOUNDS PRESENTS:
THE BLUES ROCK OF iNDiGENOUS

AND THEiR RETROSPECTiVE CD 'THE ACOUSTiC SESSiONS'
AND MUSiC FROM THROUGHOUT iNDiAN COUNTRY
http://www.rockwired.com/theacousticsessionscd.jpgMAY 19, 2011 - Back in the mid-nineties, contemporary Native music got a tremendous boost once INDIGENOUS hit the scene with their album THE THINGS WE DO. I couldn't have been more proud of the band and making me eqaully as proud was the fact that the band was Yankton Sioux. A whole lot of things have changed since 1995 (including the band's lineup with singer/guitarist MATO NANJI remaining in the forefront) and the door that INDIGENOUS opened has been kicked down with artist such as LEVI AND THE PLATEROS, DIGGING ROOTS, MARTHA REDBONE and just about everyon that we intend to feature on this show.  It has been ten years filled with great music and MATO of INDIGENOUS revisits the band's past acoustically on their most recent release THE ACOUSTIC SESSIONS.
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MAY 12, 2011
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 ABORiGiNAL SOUNDS PRESENTS:
THE MENACiNG SOUND OF WHEN DARKNESS FALLS

AND HER LATEST CD 'BLOODSTONE'
AND GiVES iT UP FOR SOME GREAT NEW MUSiC
FROM THROUGHOUT iNDiAN COUNTRY
http://www.rockwired.com/bloodstone.jpgMAY 12, 2011 -  Acoma Pueblo is home to one of the oldest continuously inhabited villages in the US. Now it gives something to carry the warrior spirit of the Native peoples to the world, the all-Native American metal act known as WHEN DARKNESS FALLS. Six of Acoma Pueblo’s sons were drawn together in October 2004 and first went by the name Tormented Soul. PATRICK “BUCKY” VALLO on drums, ROLLIN' “ROE” VALDO on guitar, and LARSON “DUTCH” VALDO on guitar were drawn together and were the catalyst that would spawn When Darkness Falls. They were soon joined by BRANDON “TURTLE” VALDO on vocals, LAWRENCE “JAY” GARCIA on bass, and ZACHARY GARCIA on additional vocals. They drew upon musical inspiration by playing covers from some of their favorite bands like; Metallica, Pantera (RIP Brother Dime), OZZY, Rob Zombie, Killswitch Engage, and others from this genre. The love for music and live performances flowed within their group and inspired them to write their own original material. . In 2008 When Darkness Falls signed to an independent label  MYSTERIA RECORDS and released their acclaimed debut CD A NEW DEFENSE. It was a success and the CD continues to sell well. Now the band has retruned with the release of their latestt triumph BLOODSTONE.
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MAY 5, 2011
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THE PREMiERE EDiTiON OF ABORiGiNAL SOUNDS PRESENTS:
THE SOULFUL SOUND OF JANA MASHONEE

AND HER LATEST CD 'NEW MOON BORN'
AND GiVES iT UP FOR SOME GREAT NEW MUSiC
FROM THROUGHOUT iNDiAN COUNTRY
http://www.rockwired.com/newmoonborncd.jpgMAY 5, 2011 - Well here it is - the first ever edition of our brand new weekly show ABORIGINAL SOUNDS -  A CELEBRATION OF CONTEMPORARY NATIVE MUSIC.  Ever since we got the silly idea of making online radio our business, it had always been a dream of ours to do a show that celebrated the musical diversity within Indian Country. When we say "Indian Country" we aren't simply speaking of those living on a reservation.  Indian Country is made up of all different Tribes and backgrounds whether they be rural or urban; full-blooded, half-black or half white. In a community this diverse, it can only be expected that the music created by its artists and musicians will reflect that diversity. It is what I've come to discover in putting this series together and I hope you will to by checking the show out whenever you can.  This premiere edition of ABORIGINAL SOUNDS features JANA MASHONEE (Lumbee/Tuscarora), an artist who understands the music industry from both an artistis and a business perspective. As a GRAMMY nominated artist, she has released a catalog of recordings  with a decidedly traditional touch until the release of her latest album NEW MOON BORN which finds the honey-voiced singer getting into a more contemporary, soulful sound.  As a business woman, she is the founder of her own recording label MISS  MOLLY RECORDS which oversees the the release of artists such as BETH HART and MAREE.
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CONTACT INFORMATION:
Brian Lush, Program Producer
505.255.1468 or at publicity@rockwired.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

ROCKWIRED.COM LAUNCHES WEEKLY ONLINE RADIO SERIES ‘ABORIGINAL SOUNDS: A CELEBRATION OF CONTEMPORARY NATIVE MUSIC

(May 2, 2011 – Albuquerque, NM) A weekly series celebrating contemporary music by American and Canadian Indian artists will premiere on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 8:00 pm (MST) and will feature an exclusive interview with Grammy winning recording artist Jana Mashonee (Tuscarora/Lumbee). Since 2005, Rockwired.com has celebrated the very best in independent music through its one-of-a-kind reportage and its daily online radio show "Rockwired Radio Profiles" hosted by music journalist Brian Lush. Now the American Indian owned website is gearing for the launch of its new weekly series “Aboriginal Sounds: A Celebration of Contemporary Native Music”. The series will feature music and exclusive interviews with American Indian and Canadian Indian recording artists as well as Indian-owned enterprises within the music industry. In earlier press releases, "Aboriginal Sounds..." was announced as a 10-part limited series. Due to the tremendous demand and willing participation from American Indian artist, the project has been extended to a permanent weekly feature on Rockwired.com

The launch of this series has been a longtime dream of Rockwired founder and host Brian Lush – a member of the Yankton Sioux Tribe. “Having grown up as a music fan I was always a little perturbed by the lack of American Indians in the music industry. It would’ve been great to have a Native figure to look up to but now all of that has changed with things like Native Music Rocks and the strides that the Aboriginal people of Canada have made in the music industry. All of these changes are something worth celebrating and that is what this special series is all about.”

Aboriginal Sounds…” will be a 60-minute show divided into two segments. The first half of the show will feature an exclusive interview and music from a featured artist. The second half will feature music from various artists from throughout Indian Country. Keeping in mind that rock n roll has been Rockwired’s stock and trade since 2005 - this exciting program will not be all talk. Listeners can expect to get a taste of every kind of music that their vibrant and creative community has to offer.

ABORiGiNAL SOUNDS SERiES SCHEDULE:

Thursday, May 5, 2011 – Jana Mashonee
Jana Mashonee (Lumbee/Tuscarora) is a Native American Music Award winning artist for her 2005 debut release Flash of a Firefly and a Grammy nominee for her 2006 release American Indian Story. Her 2009 CD New Moon Born was released through her own label Miss Molly Records and features a remake of the Sam Cooke classic A Change is Gonna Come featuring Derek Miller (Six Nation of the Grand River First Nation) on guitar. For this latest release, Mashonee takes a more contemporary, soulful approach to her music in contrast to the traditional sound of her earlier releases.

Thursday, May 12, 2011 – When Darkness Falls
When Darkness Falls is a metal band based on the Acoma Pueblo Reservation in New Mexico. In 2008 the band was signed to Mysteria Records through which they released their debut CD A New Defense. Currently, the band is putting the finishing touches on their forthcoming CD Bloodstone.

Thursday, May 19, 2011 - Indigenous
Mato Nanji (Yankton Sioux) is the founder of the blues rock band Indigenous. The band won three Native American Music Awards (including Group of the Year and Album of the Year) for their 1998 debut CD The Things We Do. The band has been featured on broadcast shows such as NPR’s All Things Considered, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, CBS Saturday Morning and Austin City Limits. In 2010, the band released The Acoustic Sessions – a collection of acoustic renditions of the band’s classic catalog.

Thursday, May 26, 2011 – Martha Redbone
Martha Redbone (Shawnee/Choctaw) is an Independent Music Award winner for her 2004 release Skin Talk. Her sound is a mixture of rhythm and blues, soul and traditional Native American music. She is currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on her forthcoming album.

Thursday, June 2, 2011 – Levi and The Plateros
The Plateros are a blue-rock band based in the Tohajiilee Indian Reservation near Albuquerque New Mexico and fronted by singer guitarist Levi Platero (Navajo). In 2009, the band released their album Hang On and have toured the country extensively including a performance at the Kennedy Center.

Thursday, June 9, 2011 – Native Roots
Native Roots is a reggae band formed by musician John L. Williams (Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux) and Emmett ‘Shkeme’ Garcia (Santa Ana Pueblo). Native Roots has played at an array of venues over the years, some of which include; Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Sundance Film Festival, Bob Marley Music Festival in Phoenix, Native Roots and Rhythm Festival in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Gathering of Nations Pow Wow in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Cherokee Tribal Fair in North Carolina, Seminole Tribal Fair in Florida, Havasupai Peach Festival in the Grand Canyon, and the National Museum of the American Indian, Washington DC. Native Roots was honored to be a part of a cultural exchange and performance series in New Zealand in 2006. Additionally, Native Roots has worked with popular reggae bands such as Israel Vibration, Burning Spear, Toots and the Maytals, and Fully Fulwood as well as Native artists such as Robert Maribal, Keith Secola, and Indigenous.

Thursday June 16, 2011 – Audiopharmacy
Ras K’Dee (Pomo) is the front man for the band Audiopharmacy who in 2010 released the album U Forgot About Us. He was featured in the 2010 music issue of The National Museum of the American Indian Magazine and is the founder of Seventh Native American Generation (SNAG) – an organization that provides Native youth the opportunity to achieve balance and harmony, address historical and modern grievances and explore and develop leadership skills through art and cultural expression.

Thursday, June 23, 2011 – Derek Miller
Derek Miller (Six Nation of the Grand River First Nation) is a two-time winner of the Juno Award for Aboriginal Recording of the Year for his albums Music is the Medicine (2002) and The Dirty Looks (2006). In 2010 he released the album Derek Miller with Double Trouble and performed at the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.

Thursday, June 30, 2011 – Micki Free
Micki Free (Cherokee/Comanche) is a Grammy-winning guitarist and singer and a two-time Native American Music Award winner. He is the founder of Native Music Rocks! – an initiative by the Seminole Tribe of Florida to promote contemporary Native recording artists and serves as the Tribe’s Director of Promotions and Special Events. In 2010 he released the CD American Horse.

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