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Old 11-07-2000, 10:16 AM   #2
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Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Washington state
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True! I agree! Folks should learn from the composer if they can before they sing a song in public. This happened with my drum. We were taught songs from old Lakota and Dakota folks, and one of our drum members got all antsy to sing new powwow songs, and he started just makin up words.. I told him that we sould go find a Blackfoot or Cree person to translate some of the songs he was tryin to sing, before we would sing them at the drum. we also a member who was a "know it all" attatude guy, and he fought me on it.. Thats why Iam takin a breaky poo right now
I sing once in a while these days, but not as much as I used to. Sometimes me and my buddys from the old drum sneak off to a powwow and sing our old songs, and we hope the trouble makers dont show up!
Folks who want to start a drum should ask for help with the songs.. If they can find an elder or experianced singer to help them that is great. are things goin? havent heard from ya in a while..
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