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Old 06-01-2007, 10:54 AM   #1
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BIG Or little?

Where do you like to sing -


at the BIG CONTEST POWWOWS


Or


The smaller community dances?
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Old 06-04-2007, 10:43 AM   #2
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Well, never sung at a big powwow (or contest at all). Largest powwow I've sung at had five drums, and frankly I found it pretty boring to spend so much time sitting at the drum being ready to sing but not singing.

On the other hand, being the only drum at a powwow is mighty tiring, and leaves a lot of dead time for the MC to fill while we rest our voices. Personally, for singing, I prefer a powwow with two or three drums.
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Well, never sung at a big powwow (or contest at all). Largest powwow I've sung at had five drums, and frankly I found it pretty boring to spend so much time sitting at the drum being ready to sing but not singing.

On the other hand, being the only drum at a powwow is mighty tiring, and leaves a lot of dead time for the MC to fill while we rest our voices. Personally, for singing, I prefer a powwow with two or three drums.

I hear ya' spoons. . .

We've been the only drum for a 3-day powwow and we have also been to a powwow that had 76 drums.

A powwow with 3-to-five drums would be ideal. It would let every drum sing alot and not make the emcee have to "dig too deep."
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I recently moved to OK, and I can say the smaller community dances are larger than some of the BIG CONTEST POWWOWS where I'm from.
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Sitting at the center drum at the smaller dances, I get to sing more often and I learn more. Unless there's a center drum at the big contest powwows... singing there you're limited on how many and what songs you sing at the event.
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Old 06-05-2007, 09:55 AM   #6
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Sitting at the center drum at the smaller dances, I get to sing more often and I learn more. Unless there's a center drum at the big contest powwows... singing there you're limited on how many and what songs you sing at the event.
SmokeEater,

There are some good powwows.commers living near you!

As for singing there are at least 4 powwows somewhere in Oklahoma - each weekend - 52 weekends of the year!

Enjoy~!
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Talking Whome Stinks.....

Whome sounds like you missin da OK.... And Smoke eater soak it in.... and take ya tape recorder and learn and sing....

Me I like da smaller dances.... Cuz its no fun sitting and waiting to sing.... I like to leave a dance sounding all baratone from all da singing.... Troat be hurtin.... You live in norman well your right in da middle and there are always dances in tha general vicnity... you have to go to dances to hear about other dances.... cuz most of them don't get posted and are word of mouf..... I'm ready for stroud.... its gonna be july 5,6,7,8.... Smoke get at me... and If I see you I can say whats up.... I'm always down somewhere in ok singing.... www.myspace.com/kickapoo_kiowa


Who.. when you bringing your nasty stankin a$$ back to ok...??
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Who.. when you bringing your nasty stankin a$$ back to ok...??


As soon as our powwow is over.

They have powwows here. There was one in the city I live in last weekend... but is wasn't the same.
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I like it best when there is only one drum.
That way the spirit builds one song after the other.
When there is more than one drum that spirit may build but,
there is always that one drum that kills it. You know what I mean.
If you don't, then come around here in June.
Then you will know what it is about.
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I like the smaller traditional pow wows, but have been talking about going west so our boys can see what real pow wows are about... LOL.

I like getting the chance to sing more at a pow wow where there are three to four drums, have been the only drum, and sat with a drum during contests out west a few times... sitting there to get maybe two songs a session is kinda boring... but it's cool to be around that many singers and drums.

Just my 49 cents worth...

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All right Stroud powwwow.....wooohooo. I love that powwow, but mostly the gourd dancing in the morning and the 49s at nite....everything else is gravy.
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CENTER DRUM all the way...head singer chooses who sings wut...well around here they do...then u can take a break and enjoy the rest of the drums sing...i like the semi-big powwows like Tia Pia powwow this year was held at the Fairgrounds in front of the Comanche Complex...shoot it was fun...NEXT>>.stroud...THEN HOMECOMING...now the rumors are circulating as to where its going to be..considering the grounds were flooded out...time will tell...
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small pow-wows are the best. its fun to be with a few other drums, but then there's the pow-wows where ur with like a million others, and it takes 2 hours to get to sing a song, and by then, you just dont even want to, because its not as fun after waiting so long. but small community pow-wows are ideal.
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