Clan-Destine Talks “Being Native American” for Native American Heritage Month

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Published November 30, 2015

SANTA FE – Clan-Destine has played throughout Indian Country. Arizona Studios put together some short clips of various members of the Native band speak about being Native American for Native American Heritage Month.

As the month of November comes to an end, it is great to celebrate being Native throughout the year.

Each video offers a unique perspective from various members of the band.

 

A Conversation with Ron Interpreter from the band Clan-Destine

Arizona Studios supports Native American Heritage Month http://nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov/ with a series of posts and video interviews about movies, music and art from our friends from Native American communities.For the project we interviewed a number of the members of the band Clan-Destine http://clan-destine.com/ who have defined the sound of Native American popular music for over a decade, mixing vocal chants, flutes and the drum of their Native American heritage with modern genres such as rock, pop, blues and reggae. Clan-Destine combines the energy and passion of today’s hot-edged grooves with the spirit of traditional ways.In this interview we talked with Ron Interpreter the band's business manager about what it means to be Native American and in particular what it is like to be a Native today in 2015. Ron is also the Executive Director of Silver Moon Productions https://www.facebook.com/silvermoonproevents/?fref=ts and one of the key organizers for the Neo-Tribal Festival https://www.facebook.com/events/395036044004668/ held in the spring each year at Estrella Mountain outside of Phoenix, Az.More videos from Clan-Destine and other Native Americans about Native American Heritage Month can be found on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/arizonastudios or on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLm_VR7ekCvy4Zq8G7Mx8fOny-rZpBpuSe#nativeamerican #rockyourmocs #nativeamericanheritagemonth #startrecording #nativerock

Posted by Arizona Studios on Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Ron Intepreter

A Conversation with Cano from Clan-Destine

Arizona Studios supports Native American Heritage Month http://nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov/ with a series of posts and video interviews about movies, music and art from our friends from Native American communities.For the project we interviewed a number of the members of the band Clan-Destine http://clan-destine.com/ who has defined the sound of Native American popular music for over a decade, mixing vocal chants, flutes and the drum of their Native American heritage with modern genres such as rock, pop, blues and reggae. Clan-Destine combines the energy and passion of today’s hot-edged grooves with the spirit of traditional ways.In this interview we asked Cano one of the lead singers and front man about what it means to be Native American and in particular what it is like today in 2015.#nativeamerican #rockyourmocs #startrecording

Posted by Arizona Studios on Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Juan Cano Sanchez

A Conversation with David from Clan-Destine

Arizona Studios supports Native American Heritage Month http://nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov/ with a series of posts and video interviews about movies, music and art from our friends from Native American communities.For the project we interviewed a number of the members of the band Clan-Destine http://clan-destine.com/ who has defined the sound of Native American popular music for over a decade, mixing vocal chants, flutes and the drum of their Native American heritage with modern genres such as rock, pop, blues and reggae. Clan-Destine combines the energy and passion of today’s hot-edged grooves with the spirit of traditional ways.In this interview we asked David A. Montour a.k.a. "That DAM Artist" the founder of Clan-Destine who also sings and plays flute what it means to be Native American and in particular what it is like today in 2015. David Of Mohawk, Cayuga, Potawatomi, and Ottawa descent, is a highly accomplished and Multi-talented artist who began his creative endeavors during his childhood in South Dakota and New Mexico. David’s many art mediums have been his professional focus and passion for most of his life. A multi-talented artist, he has spent many years as an artist-in-residence at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona, where his numerous talents have emerged and expanded. Intricately carved flutes of cherry, butternut, and ironwood, detailed sculptures of stone and bronze, and distinctly southwestern jewelry crafted in gold, silver, and precious gems are examples of the many media this artist has mastered. Montour’s artwork has been exhibited in a number of galleries and museums throughout the country, including the National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian Institution. Perhaps Montour’s most important artistic accomplishment to date was in 1987 when he was asked to carve and detail with stone inlay the wooden chair that Pope John Paul II sat upon during his Native American audience held at Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix. Now housed in the permanent collected of the Heard Museum, his chair represents a pinnacle in his career. Along with being a gifted artist, Montour is also an accomplished musician.More information about David and his artistic endeavors can be found on his website: https://thatdamartist.wordpress.com/#nativeamerican #rockyourmocs #startrecording

Posted by Arizona Studios on Thursday, November 12, 2015

David Montour

A Conversation with Justin Crow from Clan-Destine

Arizona Studios supports Native American Heritage Month http://nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov/ with a series of posts and video interviews about movies, music and art from our friends from Native American communities.For the project we interviewed a number of the members of the band Clan-Destine http://clan-destine.com/ who have defined the sound of Native American popular music for over a decade, mixing vocal chants, flutes and the drum of their Native American heritage with modern genres such as rock, pop, blues and reggae. Clan-Destine combines the energy and passion of today’s hot-edged grooves with the spirit of traditional ways.In this interview we asked Justin Crow one of the band's awesome guitarists about what it means to be Native American and in particular what it is like to be a Native today in 2015. More videos from Clan-Destine and other Native Americans about Native American Heritage Month can be found on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/arizonastudios#nativeamerican #rockyourmocs #nativeamericanheritagemonth #startrecording #nativerock

Posted by Arizona Studios on Monday, November 16, 2015

Justin Crow

A Conversation with Dez from Clan-Destine

Arizona Studios supports Native American Heritage Month http://nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov/ with a series of posts and video interviews about movies, music and art from our friends from Native American communities.For the project we interviewed a number of the members of the band Clan-Destine http://clan-destine.com/ who have defined the sound of Native American popular music for over a decade, mixing vocal chants, flutes and the drum of their Native American heritage with modern genres such as rock, pop, blues and reggae. Clan-Destine combines the energy and passion of today’s hot-edged grooves with the spirit of traditional ways.In this interview we asked Dez one of the band's awesome guitarists about what it means to be Native American and in particular what it is like to be a Native today in 2015. Dez is a Navajo Guitar player with a passion for mathematics, shredding solos and creating music. He earned a Bachelors degree in interdisciplinary studies(Mathematics and Music)from Arizona State University.More videos from Clan-Destine and other Native Americans about Native American Heritage Month can be found on our YouTube page: http://on.fb.me/1Pqk8qG#nativeamerican #rockyourmocs #nativeamericanheritagemonth #startrecording

Posted by Arizona Studios on Friday, November 13, 2015

Dez Tillman

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