#362 Lakota Music Project Part 2

Welcome to part two of our series with the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra and their work with the Lakota Music Project. Today’s episode will largely be about traditional Lakota vocal techniques and incorporating it in the context of the symphony orchestra.

Jared Tate is a native Chickasaw composer and pianist who approached David Gier about doing a massive work for orchestra and voice which utilizes both traditional native, and western classical vocal techniques. Vocalist Robert Moore was a baritone that was the right person for the job.

Robert Moore was a native American with a background in classical singing. Being knowledgeable in both worlds of music allowed for this unique collaboration to begin.


Victory Songs by Jerod Impichchachaaha’ Tate (excerpts)

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