PW10 Orca US Logo

Please log in to your Orca Book Publishers account.
Once logged in, your shopping cart will be saved if you need to leave the site before completing checkout. Your shipping addresses and discount codes will also be saved for future visits.

Search Orca Book Publishers
  • An African Alphabet
  • Wolf Island

Native Musicians in the Groove
By author: Vincent Schilling
Selling Points: "Music, Native performers"
Publisher: 7th Generation
Pub Date: Apr/01/2009
Pages: 132
Nonfiction Ages 9-16
Price:  $9.95
Bookmark and Share

From the melodic sounds of a classical guitar or the wailing of an electric guitar to country music and punk rock, these musicians deliver. They offer a wide selection of musical styles as diverse as the music industry itself. Read about the lives of these outstanding performers who represent the fresh new sounds from Native American today.

The music of these talented artists transcends borders and cultures to speak directly to the hearts and minds of listeners. But it was not always easy for them to reach their goals.

  • Shane Yellowbird (Cree) - Canadian country recording artist
  • Mary Youngblood (Seminole/Aleut) - Flutist
  • Blackfire (Navajo) - Punk rock and traditional Dine' (Navajo) music
  • Jamie Coon (Creek/Seminole) - Singer/songwriter
  • Gabriel Ayala (Pascua Yaqui) - Classical guitarist
  • Mato Nanji (Nakota Sioux) - Lead guitarist and singer for Indigenous
  • Four Rivers Drum - Vibrant drum group
  • Leela Gilday (Dene) - Folk artist
  • Michael Bucher (Cherokee) - Composer and vocalist
  • Crystal Shawanda (Ojibwe) - Canadian vocalist/songwriter

The Native Trailblazer Series shines a spotlight on the contributions of Native Americans and First Nation Canadians who provide inspirational role models for young readers.

High interest text and easy to read format is ideal for teen and adult literacy programs.

by: Ron Dean Harris, Indigenous Music Culture - January 27, 2012
"St. Regis Mohawk music journalist Vincent Schilling is the host of Native Trailblazers—one of the most listened to Indigenous focused radio shows in Indian Country...Native Americans In The Groove, pays homage to the Indigenous musicians he has come in contact with over the years."
by: Levi Rickert, Native News Network - December 3, 2011
"Music is universal and transcends language barriers. From flute music, country music to drumming, American Indian music comes in a variety of styles. This point is illustrated well in Native Musicians in the Groove,."
Multicultural Review - June 1, 2010
"The volume provides a valuable introduction to…[the] works [of these musicians]."


Next Generation Indie Book Award nominee , short-listed  US  2010
Moonbeam Award nominee, short-listed  US  2010

You might also be interested in:

Native Defenders of the Environment
SKU:  8379
Format: Paperback

Add Native Defenders of the Environment to Cart

Native Women of Courage
SKU:  2118
Format: Paperback

Add Native Women of Courage to Cart

Native Writers: Voices of Power
SKU:  8386
Format: Paperback

Add Native Writers: Voices of Power to Cart

Native Elders: Sharing Their Wisdom
SKU:  8362
Format: Paperback

Add Native Elders: Sharing Their Wisdom to Cart

Native Athletes in Action!
SKU:  314X
Format: Paperback

Add Native Athletes in Action! to Cart

Native Men of Courage
SKU:  309X
Format: Paperback

Add Native Men of Courage to Cart

Your Cart


How do you use Orca books in the classroom?
Leave your feedback and win books.

Socialize With Us: