Register Groups Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Forum Home - Go Back > Pow Wow Arena > Pow Wow Singing > Southern Singing "Smart phones" at the drum "Smart phones" at the drum

Reply LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-03-2010, 12:31 PM   #1
Blacksmith
 
User InfoThanks / Tagging InfoGifts / Achievements / AwardsvBActivity Stats
Gledanh Zhinga has a reputation beyond repute
Gledanh Zhinga has a reputation beyond reputeGledanh Zhinga has a reputation beyond reputeGledanh Zhinga has a reputation beyond reputeGledanh Zhinga has a reputation beyond reputeGledanh Zhinga has a reputation beyond reputeGledanh Zhinga has a reputation beyond reputeGledanh Zhinga has a reputation beyond reputeGledanh Zhinga has a reputation beyond reputeGledanh Zhinga has a reputation beyond reputeGledanh Zhinga has a reputation beyond reputeGledanh Zhinga has a reputation beyond reputeGledanh Zhinga has a reputation beyond reputeGledanh Zhinga has a reputation beyond reputeGledanh Zhinga has a reputation beyond reputeGledanh Zhinga has a reputation beyond reputeGledanh Zhinga has a reputation beyond reputeGledanh Zhinga has a reputation beyond reputeGledanh Zhinga has a reputation beyond reputeGledanh Zhinga has a reputation beyond reputeGledanh Zhinga has a reputation beyond repute
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Santa Fe, NM
Posts: 386
Credits: 1,702.79
Savings: 0.00
"Smart phones" at the drum

My wife and I are in the "Elder 70+ dance category." Admitting that we may be somewhat old fashioned, but we returned from a last night's powwow where a few of the singers were iphoning at the drum. One lady singer at the gourd dance drum was really into it, probably on the internet, even to the point of not singing while songs were in progress!

There were people in the audience doing the same, but that is their prerogative. However, around the drum, that seemed very disconcerting and rude to us.

I realize that there are breaks between songs where the singers are just sitting and waiting. I suppose this electronic phenomenon is going to happen just about everywhere. It's a shame though. These same singers handle the drum with care. It is brought into the circle usually enclosed in a blanket or bag. It is rested on a folded blanket while the stand is assembled and set up. Some singers take blessings from the drum. And yet, at the same time, some are going to sit at the drum and "smart phone." It seems sucky to me.
Gledanh Zhinga is offline   Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Old 01-03-2010, 07:17 PM   #2
Pow Wow Visitor
 
User InfoThanks / Tagging InfoGifts / Achievements / AwardsvBActivity Stats
dhaun113 has a reputation beyond reputedhaun113 has a reputation beyond reputedhaun113 has a reputation beyond reputedhaun113 has a reputation beyond reputedhaun113 has a reputation beyond reputedhaun113 has a reputation beyond reputedhaun113 has a reputation beyond reputedhaun113 has a reputation beyond reputedhaun113 has a reputation beyond reputedhaun113 has a reputation beyond reputedhaun113 has a reputation beyond reputedhaun113 has a reputation beyond reputedhaun113 has a reputation beyond reputedhaun113 has a reputation beyond reputedhaun113 has a reputation beyond repute
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: OKC OK
Posts: 30
Credits: 0.00
Savings: 0.00
I agree with you. I am new to this website. But I must agree with you. It has been a long time since I attended a powwow. I was very little but have returned. The drum is the heartbeat and to disrespect it is to disrespect life itself. I think the head drummer should have requested them to stop or move away from the drum.
dhaun113 is offline   Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Old 01-03-2010, 08:08 PM   #3
its to cold up here
 
legalstraight's Avatar
 
User InfoThanks / Tagging InfoGifts / Achievements / AwardsvBActivity Stats
legalstraight has a reputation beyond reputelegalstraight has a reputation beyond repute
legalstraight has a reputation beyond reputelegalstraight has a reputation beyond reputelegalstraight has a reputation beyond reputelegalstraight has a reputation beyond reputelegalstraight has a reputation beyond reputelegalstraight has a reputation beyond reputelegalstraight has a reputation beyond reputelegalstraight has a reputation beyond reputelegalstraight has a reputation beyond reputelegalstraight has a reputation beyond reputelegalstraight has a reputation beyond reputelegalstraight has a reputation beyond reputelegalstraight has a reputation beyond reputelegalstraight has a reputation beyond reputelegalstraight has a reputation beyond repute
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 341
Credits: 599.56
Savings: 0.00
Yes, the IMing, texting, whatever out around the drum has gone too far- especially if you are forgetting to sing.

But, some folks now use their phones the same way as older singers use tape recorders- so I don't jump to a conclusion when I see a singer with his phone out.
legalstraight is offline   Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Old 01-04-2010, 09:38 AM   #4
Asmajol
Guest
 
User InfoThanks / Tagging InfoGifts / Achievements / AwardsvBActivity Stats
Posts: n/a
Thats disrespectful and there is no reason for it. NO text or webpage is important enough that it cant wait for you to go to car.
  Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Old 01-05-2010, 05:56 PM   #5
Pow Wow Visitor
 
wanjica_the_one's Avatar
 
Items PresentDolphinDevil
User InfoThanks / Tagging InfoGifts / Achievements / AwardsvBActivity Stats
wanjica_the_one has a reputation beyond reputewanjica_the_one has a reputation beyond reputewanjica_the_one has a reputation beyond reputewanjica_the_one has a reputation beyond reputewanjica_the_one has a reputation beyond repute
wanjica_the_one has a reputation beyond reputewanjica_the_one has a reputation beyond reputewanjica_the_one has a reputation beyond reputewanjica_the_one has a reputation beyond reputewanjica_the_one has a reputation beyond reputewanjica_the_one has a reputation beyond reputewanjica_the_one has a reputation beyond reputewanjica_the_one has a reputation beyond reputewanjica_the_one has a reputation beyond reputewanjica_the_one has a reputation beyond reputewanjica_the_one has a reputation beyond reputewanjica_the_one has a reputation beyond reputewanjica_the_one has a reputation beyond reputewanjica_the_one has a reputation beyond reputewanjica_the_one has a reputation beyond reputewanjica_the_one has a reputation beyond reputewanjica_the_one has a reputation beyond reputewanjica_the_one has a reputation beyond reputewanjica_the_one has a reputation beyond reputewanjica_the_one has a reputation beyond repute
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: west of the missouri (lakota)
Posts: 1,042
Credits: 36,801.61
Savings: 0.00
With my experiences, there isn't sufficient coverage to be able to get internet access on your phone when you're at a reservation powwow. I'm on TMobile and was only able to get one bar on the GPRS network.
wanjica_the_one is offline   Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Old 01-05-2010, 11:33 PM   #6
Taskahoi Atsuti
 
LSS's Avatar
 
User InfoThanks / Tagging InfoGifts / Achievements / AwardsvBActivity Stats
LSS has a reputation beyond repute
LSS has a reputation beyond reputeLSS has a reputation beyond reputeLSS has a reputation beyond reputeLSS has a reputation beyond reputeLSS has a reputation beyond reputeLSS has a reputation beyond reputeLSS has a reputation beyond reputeLSS has a reputation beyond reputeLSS has a reputation beyond reputeLSS has a reputation beyond reputeLSS has a reputation beyond reputeLSS has a reputation beyond reputeLSS has a reputation beyond reputeLSS has a reputation beyond reputeLSS has a reputation beyond reputeLSS has a reputation beyond reputeLSS has a reputation beyond reputeLSS has a reputation beyond reputeLSS has a reputation beyond repute
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Garner, NC
Posts: 1,029
Credits: 278.94
Savings: 1.00
LOL...

I don't mean to be a "SMART" ***, but maybe their dialing a direct line to the Creator to either pick the right song or double check to see if that was in fact the song He had wanted them to sing!







I can be such an idiot at times!
__________________
To get a true picture of your purpose in life, you only get the whole picture when you listen with your mind, your ears and your heart. This way The Creator has a direct connection with you and only you...no outside interference.

When you follow the will of IT that created you, understanding that your purpose is not for you...but for IT and all that IT has created, there can be no wrong except failure to be obedient. Only then do we jeopardize the gifts we are given.

Its not the final destination that defines us, rather the journey taken!
LSS is offline   Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
All Women Drum Groups WhoMe Northern Singing 265 01-23-2017 06:19 PM
chek diz out <~~~~~~~ [email protected] Chit Chat 297 01-18-2011 11:08 AM
Drum Staff like a celebrity entourage? Funny!! Kakeeya Jokes and Humor 16 12-20-2006 02:13 PM
How to make a quality hand drum took a look General Crafts 0 02-25-2002 10:02 AM
Rites of the drum kahkakew Pow Wow Singing 10 12-13-2000 01:56 AM

    

Join the online community forum celebrating Native American Culture, Pow Wows, tribes, music, art, and history.

Join PowWows.com Today!

Your Guide to Native American Pow Wows Since 1996

Register For Free

Enjoy the benefits of being a member of PowWows.com!

Join our Native American online community focused on Pow Wow singing, dancing, crafts, Native American music, Native American videos, and more.

Add your Pow Wow to our Calendar

Share your photos and videos

Play games, enter contests, and much more!






New Threads

Pow Wow Calendar Search

 
Month: Year:

Location:
Facebook Profile Images

Videos

Featured Articles

Dance Styles

Crafts

Gallery