Culture Shock Original recording artist, Riah, is a proud member of the Navajo Nation and is a resident of Flagstaff Arizona via Page Arizona. It’s there, where she has paid her dues and learned to be the true professional she is today. A true superstar in the making. Beauty, Charisma & Talent all rolled into one. Her star power is shining even brighter with the release of her debut album, “Believe” which is available in 756 stores in 103 countries WORLDWIDE. Her single “In The Middle” is currently receiving radio play all across the nation and beyond. Her fan base continues to grow and with the 2014 WC American Indian Music Awards nomination and victory in the “R&B Album of The Year” category, The sky is the limit for this young charismatic star. She strivesto be a role model.
She is currently working with Culture Shock Original’s One Tribe One Nation Community Intervention Through Music Program, where she hope to effect positive change in the lives of Native American and Indigenous youth.
Riah “In The Middle” (Official Music Video)
The Red and Blues are releasing singles up to the release of their debut, self-titled, EP. Aiming for a full album release in the fall, the band is making these songs available for their fans, friends, and family. The all Native (Pawnee, Sioux, Creek) Soul-Rock/Blues trio consists of Kahheetah Barnoskie (Drums, Guitar, Bass), Reign Charger (Drums, Guitar, Bass, Vocals), and Marcus Barnoskie (Drums, Guitar, Bass, Vocals). The multi-instrumentalists exchange instruments during their sets to focus their sound in to a Rock and Blues style with contrasting soul and rock rhythms. The Red and Blues music can be streamed or downloaded from soundcloud (soundcloud.com/the-red-and-blues) and reverbnation (reverbnation.com/theredandblues).
Founding members Marcus Barnoskie and Reign Charger met in Lawrence, Kansas while attending Haskell Indian Nations University. Kahheetah Barnoskie, sibling of Marcus, became a member shortly after the conception of the band, for her multi instrumental talents. The band was formed in February of 2015with the focus of spreading their message of hope and justice to Indigenous nations across the globe.
The band was selected to perform at Gathering of Nation’s Stage 49 in April of 2015 and performs frequently (2-3 shows/month) in the Lawrence, Ks area. The band is set to return to the stage in August, when school resumes, and are working diligently to finish a debut album.
For more information contact Marcus Barnoskie at:
or by phone at: (707) 273-8705
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Dr. Dawn Karima (Creek/Cherokee) is a NATIVE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARD WINNER, who hosts “A Conversation with Dawn Karima”, a Native American talk show on TalktainmentRadio and its affiliates. The author of two novels, THE WAY WE MAKE SENSE and THE MARRIAGE OF SAINTS and co-author of CHILDREN LEARN WHAT THEY READ, she lives on the Qualla Boundary Reservation.
THE DESIRE OF NATIONS won a NAMMY for Best Gospel/Inspirational in 2013 and her NAMMY-nominated CD is THE WORSHIP OF ANGELS. She is also a journalist and award-winning filmmaker. She has a BA from Harvard and the MFA in Creative Writing from The Ohio State University. Her doctorate was completed at The University of Kentucky / Trinity Seminary. Dawn Karima Pettigrew is currently Ms. American Indian Beauty, and has reigned as Ms. Native American Worldwide, Ms. Native American Achievement and Miss North Carolina Achievement. She teaches Native American Studies at the university level, and is a beadworker , shellshaker and women’s traditional powwow dancer. A popular Motivational Speaker and Performer, she is available to hire to share her talents with groups, organizations, events, conferences and concerts.
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It’s an honor to have our first interview with Pensmoke. We want to thank Pensmoke for the time he took from his schedule for the interview! Please support Pensmoke by visiting his FaceBook and music pages.
“Pensmoke ‘The Professional Outcast’ is an emcee specializing in traditional Hip Hop music with the Truth embedded in it. His music speaks on things like life struggles, God, Native American issues, and the deteriorated state of hip hop today. He is currently working on his second album after being involved in a group project and several features. Google search ‘Pensmoke’ for more details.”
Follow Pensmoke here: Facebook
Pensmoke’s 1st Album: CD BABY: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/Pensmoke
Born with a desire to play the saxophone, but never could afford one. Shawn’s uncle heard of his desire and said he had a flute he would give Shawn under one condition…. that when Shawn learned how to play, play it for him. “I remember some terrible squawking and squeaking noises my poor sweet wife of 29 years enduring through” Said Shawn in a recent interview. “My growing pains gave her ear pains” Shawn said joking.
All the songs on his latest CD`s are created from Shawn’s personal flutes that he has crafted. One is in the key of Am and the other Fm.
Shawn is a very active musician. Shawn plays the drums and is a percussionist for the band Spirit Cry. Shawn has been invited to play at Pow Wows, Tribal Princess Pageants, Youth events and gospel singings.
Shawn Joseph “Creator’s Flute Warrior” is Chickasaw & Choctaw and loves creating Native American Flute music that touches your Spirit and Soul.
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Get Shawn’s music at the following stores!