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Nelly Furtado Music Video Showcases Native American Dancing

Postby weakmagneto on June 4th, 2012, 11:15 am 

When I watched this video (it's new on the pop charts) I was very happy to see Canadian singing sensation Nelly Furtado appreciating diversity once again. This video showcases Native American Hoop Dancing and Fancy Shawl Dancing. I have provided a link below that provides the music video, Big Hoops, and more information about the dancers and the history of the Fancy Shawl Dance. I have provided a wiki link below about Hoop Dancing.

The video for Nelly Furtado’s single “Big Hoops (Bigger the Better)” has been released, and for fans of hoop dancing it’s a great tribute to the skills of champion hoop dancer Tony Duncan and his brother Kevin (both San Carlos Apache/Arikara/Hidatsa).

Also making a surprise (to us) appearance is Violet Duncan, Plains Cree/Taino, Tony’s wife, performing a fancy shawl dance. Violet served as Miss Indian World 2007.

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Postby Watson on June 4th, 2012, 11:40 am 

Very interesting to watch. The visual adds so much to the music. I think it would be less enjoyable just hearing the song. I wonder if that would affect the amount of radio play.
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Postby Forest_Dump on June 4th, 2012, 6:59 pm 

There has been some use of FN music and dancing in the past including by people like Robbie Robertson. But if you get a chance, see if you can find and visit a pow wow this summer. There are ususally a few (they have regular circuits now) and aside from the music and dancing, you can munch on bison or elk burgers plus buy arts and crafts including t-shirts that do put some cash in FN pockets.
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