Traditional Culture and Music
Big time. It's major, the culture definitely shines through. Shines through in the music and stuff, a lot of the philosophy behind the words and stuff are put in there of just the feeling of where the beat comes from. Maybe that’s why I chose to be rooted in the blues because you can pow wow dance or you can dance to it.
It made sense to my ears traditionally I guess. I would say, "yes, it plays a major role in my music and my writing." I mean I’m First Nations, I’m Aboriginal, that’s who I am. So, I can’t really imagine being anything else that I don’t even know about. I’m not saying that I couldn’t but, I’m just saying that my interests mainly lies in telling the core in what I want to say which does come from the culture. I’m using contemporary forms like guitar. But then mix and match, there is a few things I mix and match.
The following stories are by George Leach.
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