Music Resources

John Arcand: Master of the Métis Fiddle

From the website: "Métis fiddling is a style all its own, and, when you think of this unique cultural music, one fiddler stands out!  John Arcand is the undisputed “Master of the Métis Fiddle”.  Music CDs are available to order from the website.

Listen to Allen Sapp perform songs from his childhood

This webpage provides links to six songs performed by Allen Sapp.

Native Drums

A Canadian Heritage website of resources on First Nations drums and music for students, teachers, and scholars.

Native Dance

A Canadian Heritage website of resources on First Nations dance, including stories, interviews, images, and footage.

Native North America 1: Aboriginal Folk Rock Original Recording Remastered

From Amazon: "Two CD edition of this 2014 collection. Largely unheard, criminally undocumented, but at their core, utterly revolutionary, the recordings of the diverse North American Aboriginal community will finally take their rightful place in our collective history in the form of NATIVE NORTH AMERICA (VOL. 1): ABORIGINAL FOLK, ROCK, AND COUNTRY 1966-1985. An anthology of music that was once near-extinct and off-the-grid is now available for all to hear, in what is, without a doubt, Light In The Attic's most ambitious and historically significant project in the label's 12-year journey. NATIVE NORTH AMERICA (VOL. 1) features music from the Indigenous peoples of Canada and the northern United States, recorded in the turbulent decades between 1966 to 1985. It represents the fusion of shifting global popular culture and a reawakening of Aboriginal spirituality and expression. The majority of this material has been widely unavailable for decades, hindered by lack of distribution or industry support and by limited mass media coverage, until now. You'll hear Arctic garage rock from the Nunavik region of northern Quebec, melancholy Yup'ik folk from Alaska, and hushed country blues from the Wagmatcook First Nation reserve in Nova Scotia. You'll hear echoes of Neil Young, Velvet Underground, Leonard Cohen, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Johnny Cash, and more among the songs, but injected with Native consciousness, storytelling, poetry, history, and ceremony."

Red Sky

A Toronto-based contemporary performance company spanning indigenous dance, music, and theatre.

Native Hip-Hop

A website for Indigenous hip hop and rap artists.