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Medicine Singers

An Algonquin Drum Group from Woonsocket/Providence RI, the Medicine Singers are dedicated to keeping the eastern woodlands American Indian culture alive. The drum is made up of RI, NY, NJ & Southeastern Massachusetts Tribes. They are proud to sing and drum in the language of the Massachuset & Wampanoag dialect, with thanks to the elder speakers of the language both past and present for their help. They honor Clinton Lightning Foot Wixon, Donald Three Bears Fisher and Julieann Jenniings, all speakers of their language. They strive to be a traditional, all inclusive drum and sing for their eastern people. They also honor past eastern drums Nipmuc Turtle Drum and Full Circle Drum – many of those past drum members have sat welcome with them and they are proud to be together with their brother and sister singers.

They have produced 5 CD's by Eastern Medicine Cultural LLC, Kutche Nukone Mayash, Bring on the Thunder, Old School Eastern, and On The Powwow Trail. They also have DVD's of Cu Dubh & Eastern Medicine Singers at CT REN Faire 2014 and Eastern Medicine Singers with Boston Conservancy Orchestra, and their newest DVD Warrior Culture is with Cu Dubh at Maryland REN Faire 2015. Also New Black Eagle Single Wabanannit Pumukan Niswasocket & Eagle Hawk is available as of May 2018.

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