Re: Clan/Destine, Keith Secola, Susan Aglukark

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Posted by Petra on October 16, 1999 at 20:20:48:

In Reply to: Clan/Destine, Keith Secola, Susan Aglukark posted by Rebecca on October 15, 1999 at 12:05:13:

: Hey Petra!

: I am so glad you like my website!!!
: With regards to non-traditional style music another artist comes to mind: Susan Aglukark. Most of her songs are in Inuktitut.

: : I too wish you were here for the concert! And my dear family just told me that they won't go with me, so now I may have to go by myself unless I still find someone who is interested... The concert is outside and the weather is perfect for it. I'll see if I can take a camera.

: Oh, that's too bad! Believe me, I'd love to be there!!!! Is it taking place right in Phoenix? BTW Keith Secola also hails from the Phoenix area,right? I love his "NDN CARS".:) Have you ever had the chance to see him in concert? I had the pleasure of listening to him and his band at a festival here in town!

: Rebecca

Hi Rebecca!

Oh, I had such a great time last night at the concert! Much to my surprise, my parents-in-law called and wanted to go, they had heard about it on the news. The concert was not in Phoenix, it was next to the Arts and Crafts Center at the Gila River Reservation, just a few minutes down the road from my in-laws house, and we met more friends and family there (Dan says he has a cousin behind every bush there... :). It was something like an homecoming event for the band, since two of the members seem to have family there or even grew up there. It was outside, with rows of stone picknick tables, fold-up chairs, a fire burning in the grill where bread was baking, just a rather small-scale family event with tons of kids sitting by the stage. I took some pictures, don't know how they'll come out though since it was dark. I bought their new CD and heard "They'll sign it too, just track them down during the break." As you know, I'm not much into "fan behaviour" or into bugging someone who might want to have a moment alone, but as it turned out the band members took their time mingling and chatting with the happily feasting audience and I can only say that it was a pleasure talking to them. And we were totally impressed by their ability to change instruments. For example, Frank Poocha doesn't only have a great voice, other than the keyboard he also played the trumpet and a Spanish guitar. They'll be playing in this area quite a bit in the near future, and we may go to see them again.

Yes, Keith Secola also lives only a couple miles away, in Tempe. I love "NDN CARS" too and inquired by e-mail about his CD, but no response. It's not sold in the stores. I saw him once, last December at the South Mountain Art Market, but they were already packing up when I noticed them. We heard the music in the background while browsing the market. I think they play in local clubs sometimes.

Interesting, about Susan Aglukark. I haven't heard much from her yet, only some sound files. Too bad the market is so small for Native language music.

Thanks and take care,


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