Reclaimed is a weekly series on CBC Radio that explores the many worlds of contemporary Indigenous music from traditional songs and acoustic sounds to Native hip-hop, R&B, and the dancefloor-filling beats of electric powwow.
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Reclaimed is the home to the next wave of Indigenous music on CBC. Combining past, present and future this series explores the many worlds of Indigenous music and introduces listeners to a new generation of Indigenous artists reclaiming their culture through music and song -- We absorb the sounds and styles of the world around us. And, the environments that many of the next wave in Indigenous cultures are living in are very different from where our elders grew up. So many of us have moved to big cities and, more often than not, that changes what it means to live in close relationship with the land. Even if you’re not surrounded by skyscrapers and millions of people... the music that flows out of those spaces has influence, major influence. This episode of Reclaimed is all about music that captures the shimmer and glow of modern life. Not just the electrified sounds of where you live but, maybe, the flickering pulse of our unknown home in the future. Get ready to vibe out to a Neon Drift, the global glow and future flow of Indigenous sounds -- Join host Jarrett Martineau as he travels sonically on a neon flash forward to a future where Indigenous artists are powering the rest of the music grid with their lightwork and energy. Get ready to dive deep in a Neon Drift of Indigenous sounds with an eye to the future. But “the future” isn’t a dot on a straight line. It’s a part of long cycles of time that flow in many directions.
Aired: Oct. 21, 2020
ISAKSEN, ELLA MARIE, ALEKSANDER KOSTOPOULOS, JAMES ERIKSEN