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LaRob and Kristina get curious about indigenous instruments and are joined by Australian Aboriginal composer and didgeridooist William Barton who melds classical sounds with the music he learned from his elders.
“The more I studied music, the more I saw the similarities between weaving and what I do.”
Meet seven Indigenous American musicians spanning genres (hip hop, punk, rock) and states (Illinois, California, Arizona).
Perhaps the next time you hear a waltz, you’ll think Mexico City instead of Vienna.
“But for some reason, people are surprised to learn that American Indians compose ‘classical’ music.”