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Native American Influence in the History of the Blues: Raising the idea of a Native American influence on the history of the blues., Joe Gioia, 2013

In his book The Guitar and the New World (Excelsior Editions, 2013) author Joe Gioia investigates a hidden chapter in American music’s history that spans the ancient world to Sioux Ghost Dancers. In this excerpt taken from the chapter titled “Hey-Hey,” Gioia proposes a Native American influence on the history of the blues.

    The Red Man and The Blues, Max Haymes, 1990

    ‘The Red Man and The Blues’ is an essay by Max Haymes, originally written in 1990 and converted to web format from its original typescript by Alan White. It explores the connection between Native American peoples of the Cherokee, Choctaw, Creek, Chickasaw and Seminole tribes and Afro-Americans, including the blues singer.

      for Lula, Mississippi, Arjuna Neuman, 2021

      For Lula, Mississippi unearths the ecological unconscious of Black music. By following early blues back to Choctaw music and culture, and forward through dub, drill and flute-trap, a certain buried history is uncovered. This history, or rather this all-tangled root-network might just grow into Black and Native solidarity, reminding us that anti-racism and environmental justice are inseparable.

        Robin Kelly interview with Arjuna Neuman

        Audio Transcript

        Robin Kelley is an American historian and academic, talking here with Arjuna Neuman about the Blues, time, race, social relationships and revolution.

        Lula Mixtape 1

        For Lula, Mississippi (pt 1) unearths the ecological unconscious of Black music. By following early blues back to Choctaw music and culture, and forward through dub, drill and flute-trap, a certain buried history is uncovered. This history, or rather this all-tangled root-network might just grow into Black and Native solidarity, reminding us that anti-racism and environmental justice are inseparable.

        For Lula, Mississippi Part 1 Tracklist

        Lucas Ragazzi, a brazilian investigative journalist, discusses the Mariana and Brumahdino dam disasters of 2015 and 2019.

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