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  • Who is the Best Drum of Al Time?

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    Based on what criteria? Are you assuming we have all heard the same drums sing the same songs? What about those people in the south who havent been up here in the north and heard some of our drum groups? Are you talking only about the drum groups who travel far and wide, and are there by well known? Or are you going to some how make it possible for this to be fair for the drums that stay at home AMONG THEIR OWN PEOPLE and share their songs with them?

    Not sure this is the best "competition" to hold, since it is incredibly subjective!

    my two cents...

    Karin
    Ipsica Waci
    Wicahpi Eyoyambya Olowan

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      Originally posted by Lakota Wiyan View Post
      Based on what criteria? Are you assuming we have all heard the same drums sing the same songs? What about those people in the south who havent been up here in the north and heard some of our drum groups? Are you talking only about the drum groups who travel far and wide, and are there by well known? Or are you going to some how make it possible for this to be fair for the drums that stay at home AMONG THEIR OWN PEOPLE and share their songs with them?

      Not sure this is the best "competition" to hold, since it is incredibly subjective!

      my two cents...

      Karin

      I agree with LW, can't we just discuss these groups, why does it have to be a competition? I don't mean to offend anyone, but some of these groups from the 70s like Porcupine for example, most of the young folks on this board have no idea how great they were. And the growth and change of singing varied from region to region. I mean, look at Chiniki Lake in the early 80s, they brought word songs back in ALberta and outward. That was HUGE! Blacklodge, Sun Eagle, Blackstone, led the new wave of recordings from Canyon Records. GRoups like Mandaree have been around for generations. REd Earth was one of the first intertribal groups (although they were Meskwaki centered) that traveled alot and there sound was amazing. For these youngsters Red Bull is a drink. Its just like trying to pick the greatest of anything, Michael Jordan was the best bball player, better than Kobe, better than LeBron or Wilt. Discuss.

      My money, what I've heard live in person, from the late 70s through today, Stoney Park. It was a pleasure to hear them again at the Manitoahbee dance last November.

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        Please discuss it here:
        http://www.powwows.com/gathering/pow...ml#post1291113

        So we have all the discussion in one place.
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