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Steve Wood of Northern Cree
Steve Wood (Saddle Lake Cree Nation) and two of his brothers founded Northern Cree in 1982. Northern Cree has released 37 albums under Canyon Records.
Wood says he has been around music throughout his life and started performing music with his family in his childhood. In his childhood, his father was a singer, and the rest of his family brought out drums to entertain guests. Wood says Bill Baker's group, the Mandaree Singers, was one of the most inspiring drum groups to him. Bill Baker has passed on, but his group's music is still alive.
Wood says the performing of traditional, aboriginal music has been around since the beginning of recorded history, but the way his group performs--in front of an audience on stage--is a new direction for the music.
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