Native American/First Nations Music (Arctic)


The most unique feature of music of the Arctic Native Americans/First Nations (Inuit/”Eskimo”) tribes is “throat singing,” which is a vocal style in which tones are deep, guttural and intensely resonant. There are also “drum dances,” in which vocalists drum along with their narrative songs while attempting to make their audience laugh. [Watch a performance of Inuit throat singing | Watch Inuit drum dancing]

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