Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Congrats to RPM.fm + Music + Motherhood

RPM WINS UNITED NATIONS GOLD MEDAL IN NEW YORK
  Vancouver, B.C. June 19, 2012

The New York Festivals Radio Program and Promotion awards, recognizing the World’s Best radio and podcast programs, took place last night in New York.

MBM Digital is thrilled to announce the episode “Electric Pow Wow” from the RPM podcast series has been selected as the recipient of the United Nations DPI Gold Medal as well as being awarded a Silver Medal in the Culture & The Arts, Audio Podcast category.

RPM is proud to be among this year’s winners, culled from entrants from 27 countries by an international jury of award-winning radio and podcast producers and industry experts. The United Nations Department of Public Information (UNDPI) Awards, juried separately from the festival by members of the UN, honour programming that “best exemplifies the aims and ideals of the United Nations.”

Indigenous Peoples across Turtle Island have been dancing and drumming for generations but, in the 21st century, that rhythmic spirit is finding new forms of creative expression. In the RPM.fm podcast episode “Electric Pow Wow,” the powwow gets plugged in, mashed up and remixed, through an exploration of the work of three Indigenous artists – A Tribe Called Red¸the Ottawa-based DJ collective whose eponymous debut album was long-listed for the Polaris prize last week, Cris Derksen, the classically trained, Cree electro-cellist, and Indian Nick, aka Tlingit/Aleut visual artist and musician Nicholas Galanin.

The RPM Podcast is produced by Paolo Pietropaolo¸ hosted by Ron Dean Harris, aka Ostwelve, with executive producer Lynn Booth, creative producer Jarrett Martineau, and production manager Christa Couture.

On the RPM Podcast, Indigenous music and culture meet in sound. Each episode we give voice to the music, stories, and experiences of Indigenous artists from around the world by exploring a place, idea, or tradition that inspires our songs and our people.

The RPM Podcast:

Episode #10: “Electric Pow Wow”:

New York Festivals:

Contact: Christa Couture, christa [at] rpm.fm
Congratulations to the rpm.fm team!

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young mum artists on the road

RPM Podcast #013: “Motherhood”

In Episode 13, RPM looks at Indigenous motherhood and music.

Many nations around Turtle Island have references in their oral traditions and prophecies about the important role of the 7th Generation. This concept refers to the 7th Generation to be born after contact with European settlers and how we must live our lives in a sustainable way making sure the earth is sustainable for 7 generations to come. The people with the most direct connection to the next 7th generations are, of course, our mothers.
Episode #013 of the RPM Podcast hosted by Ostwelve explores three Indigenous mothers who happen to also be active musicians. Lakota Jones (Mohawk, Cherokee, Lakota) credits her children as her biggest supporters. Inez (Sto:lo) went on tour and was surprised to see that some communities were uncomfortable with her breastfeeding her son. Eekwol (Muskoday First Nation) shares stories about how music helped her heal from post-partum depression. All three women are learning how to juggle their careers with their new found commitment to raising the next generation.

The RPM podcast is produced & engineered by the amazing Paolo Pietropaolo.
Photo illustration created by the talented Joi Arcand with Achomawi Mother & Child by Edward S. Curtis.

DOWNLOAD: RPM Podcast #013: “Motherhood”
 or find & click on it below:

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Lakota Jonez
More about Lakota Jonez + Vizion 9 (photo source)

Inez
 More about Inez Jasper + Hello Cool World (photo source)

Eekwol
More about Eekwol + !earshot (photo source)
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RPM.FM: Your Host

Ron Harris aka Ostwelve


Os has traveled the world - from the Nokia Jam in Johannesburg to the North American Indigenous Games in Duncan BC - delegating and performing. He has shared the stage with Coolio, Snoop Dogg, Guru, K'naan, Living Legends, Litefoot, Rez Official, Digging Roots and Kinnie Starr just to name a few. Contact: ron[at]rpm.fm

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sources:
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