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Traditional Culture and Music

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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.

 

George's Stories

The following stories are by George Leach.
1 His Role Model
George talks about how his father had an impact on his life and his career.
2 Traditional Culture And Music
George talks about the relationship between his traditional childhood and the influence it had on his music.
3 A Word To Aboriginal Youth In Music
George gives some advice to aspiring Aboriginal musicians.
4 Jump Into The Lake
George tells a story about his childhood relationship to culture and beliefs.
5 A Traditional Childhood?
George talks about his childhood: the traditional and non-traditional aspects.
 

 

 

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