First Voices International Radio

Urban Feral bringt SAVVYZΛΛR mit FOSSILISED FREQUENCIES ein Klangkunstprojekt, das auf dem Sufi-Verständnis der heilenden Eigenschaften von Klangschwingungen basiert. In den Sendungen werden Geräusche und Erzählungen gemorpht, verwoben und modelliert, um Klanglandschaften zu schaffen, die eine meditative Erfahrung ermöglichen. Fossilised Frequencies ist eine fortlaufende, ständig wachsende Untersuchung über Hertz und Herzen von Menschen und Land.

Episode #1 Dream Realm

Wie klingen Träume? Diese Stunde bietet eine akustische Reise durch die menschliche Psyche. FOSSILISED FREQUENCIES lädt dazu ein, sich teleportieren zu lassen und luzide durch den Raum des Traumreichs zu reisen, ganz bequem von Eurer eigenen Umgebung aus.

Episode #2 Iraqi female

Urban Feral's zweite Episode auf SAVVYZΛΛR stimmt in den Äther des Landes ein, das die längste Zeit des Lockdowns erlebt hat: Irak. Die Widerstandsfähigkeit der irakischen Frauen hat den Test der Zeit überstanden. Eine neue archetypische Frau des Überlebens und der Beharrlichkeit in wechselnden Landschaften hat sich herausgebildet. Ihr Klang wird zu ihrem Panzer. Mit Urban Feral scannen wir die Frequenzen, die über das Land verstreut sind, und hören ihren Ruf.

Episode #3 Divine Love

Göttliche Liebe ist ein Konzept, das oft von Religion und/oder romantischen Beziehungen vereinnahmt wird. Jetzt wird mehr denn je göttliche Liebe gebraucht und ein Wiedererlernen dessen, was sie bedeutet und wie man sie verkörpert. Man kann sich nicht verlieben, man muss Liebe sein. 

Mit den liebevollen Stimmen von Maya Angelou, Osho, Krishnamurti, Alan Watts, Bell Hooks, Sadhguru. Sri Daya Mata und Erich Fromm. 

Episode #1  Music for Mother Earth
With Tiokasin Ghosthorse, Matthew O’Neill and Raye Zaragoza

In the first episode of his commission for SAVVYZΛΛR, musician and teacher of magical, ancient and modern sounds Tiokasin Ghosthorse will engage in conversation with his colleagues, the musicians Matthew O’Neill and Raye Zaragoza.

Tiokasin will be talking with Matthew about his latest project, “Music for The Mother” to celebrate Indigenous People's Day in Turtle Island which is now called the United States. The debut album featuring the Ancestral Teyuna Music from the Sierra Nevada De Santa Marta in Colombia has been produced by Matthew’s record label Underwater Panther Coalition which is committed to supporting Indigenous rights and celebrating ancestral musical traditions by releasing projects based on time-honored traditions of gratitude, appreciation, respect and reverence for Mother Earth. The album is particularly special as it is the first record of its kind and first time a female from Teyuna has ever been recorded. Each track is recorded by the spiritual leaders and promotes healing and cultural integrity through song and ceremony. This release serves as an important defining moment of preservation for these Indigenous peoples of the mountain region. Underwater Panther Coalition shares 50 percent of profits with the Indigenous groups affiliated with each project. 

In the second half of this session, Tiokasin Ghosthorse is joined by Raye Zaragoza, an award winning singer-songwriter who Paste Magazine called “one of the most politically relevant artists in her genre.” First-generation Japanese-American on her mother’s side, indigenous on her father’s side, and raised in New York City, Raye shares her unique perspective and stories through songs that are both inspiring and thought-provoking. Her sophomore LP Woman In Color produced by Tucker Martine was released in summer 2020. "As a woman of color in America, social issues are things you deal with and see every day of your life," she Raye. "I write about my experience and oftentimes my existence has been laced with injustice." Raye’s modern-day protest music has been featured on Billboard, Democracy Now!, and PopMatters. She has toured in support of Dispatch, Rising Appalachia, William Elliott Whitmore, Dar Williams, Donovan Woods, and many more. 


Matthew O’Neil. Music For The Mother (2020)
(Track 1) Ripples of Water - Sung by Zaga Josefina of the Kogi 
(Track 4) Cigarra & Cicada - Sung by Mamo Senchina of the Kogi 
(Track 7) Consciousness (The Song of Thoughts) - Sung by Mamo Atilio of the Aruhuaco 

Raye Zaragoza. Woman In Color (2020)
(Track 1) The It Girl
(Track 2) Fight Like A Girl


Episode #2   Indigenous Musicians From Turtle Island
With Tiokasin Ghosthorse, Ed Kabotie and Cody Coyote

For the second session with First Voices Radio, Tiokasin Ghosthorse brings us three indigenous musicians, Ed Kabotie (Hopi/Tewa), Cody Coyote, and Charley Buckland from Arizona, Ontario, and New York. Continuing the tracing of indigenous music and storytelling, we follow the tracks of these instrumentalists: moving into orbits of resistance by means of the sonic.

Ed Kabotie is a singer-songwriter, guitarist, and multifaceted creative from the Tewa village of Khap'o Owinge and the Hopi village of Shungopavi. Ed’s creative expressions take the forms of paintings, drawings, silver craft, and multilingual musical compositions; he uses the arts and music to educate people about social justice issues related to the Indigenous people and lands of the Colorado Plateau. 

Cody Coyote is a multi-award nominated and award-winning hip-hop and electronic artist. Cody is of Ojibwe and Irish descent with ancestry from Matachewan First Nation in Ontario. With his fusion of strong, profound lyricism accompanied by corresponding influential sounds, Cody grasps his listeners’ attention and delivers a mesmerizing performance. Outside of music, Cody is also a motivational speaker, workshop facilitator, and radio host. 

Charley Buckland is a multi-instrumentalist composer and songwriter, having performed and recorded with numerous artists including: Z-Cars, Roxx, Jarryd, Cherri Red, Phantom, Ghosthorse, Matou, Mecca Bodega and Atomic Mary. Charley has composed and produced numerous recordings, including: Spider Heart, Dreams, Woodlands, Symbiotic, Lakota Theme for the Lakota Sioux Indian Dance Theater, Peoples Wings for the first Native American Music Awards (NAMA); and Southern Grass for the play First Time for Barbie which won the Beaux Arts Award for Best Play. He has taught as an adjunct music professor at Webster University in Holland. 


“Clouds” Ed Kabotie
“Murder of Crows”  (Single Release) Charley Buckland, 2020

Episode #3   Interview
With Martín Prechtel

In this episode, Tiokasin Ghosthorse speaks with Martín Prechtel of the Cree indigenous people of North America, a leading writer and teacher. In his native New Mexico, Martín teaches at his international school Bolad’s Kitchen, a hands-on historical and spiritual immersion into language, music, ritual, farming, cooking, smithing, natural colors, architecture, animal raising, clothing, tools, grief and humor to help people from many lands, cultures and backgrounds to remember and retain the majesty of their diverse origins while cultivating the flowering of integral culture in the present: to grow a time of hope beyond our own.

Martín’s books include: “Secrets of the Talking Jaguar”, “Long Life, Honey in the Heart”, “The Disobedience of the Daughter of the Sun”, “Stealing Benefacio’s Roses”, “The Unlikely Peace of Cuchumaquic” and “The Smell of Rain on Dust: Grief and Praise”

Episode #4 Indigenous Songkeepers – Wisdom and History
With Tiokasin Ghosthorse, Oqwilowgwa and Mari Boine

In the last episode of our 4-part commision, First Voices Radio’s host Tiokasin Ghosthorse talks first with Oquilowqwa, Kim Recalma-Clutesi, about the quantum physics of her people’s indigenous music and how it used to interpret the microtones of all sentient life within her region of Alaska, as well as Northwestern North America / Turtle Island. Followed by a conversation with Mari Boine about her upbringing amid the Indigenous Sami world, where she was taken away to the boarding schools of the western colonial world’s religion. She reminisces of the times when she was able to see a path of rejuvenation and clarity through her music. This interview was conducted as part of First Voices Radio’s 28 years of archives.

OQWILOWGWA, Kim Recalma-Clutesi is of the Qualicum First Nation of British Columbia in Canada. Oqwilowgwa is a cross-cultural interpreter, teacher, researcher and writer on topics of Ethnobiology and tribal history. She is also a nonprofit director, political organizer, and award-winning videographer and film producer. Oqwilowgwa is a co-author of “Indigenous song keepers reveal traditional ecological knowledge in music” (The Conversation, Jan. 2, 2020). 

MARI BOINE​​​​​​​ is a Sami musician from Norway known for having added jazz and rock to the joiks of her native people. Boine (born in Finnmark) grew up amid the Laestadian Christian movement as well as amidst discrimination against her people. She was asked to perform at the 1994 Winter Olympics to bring a token minority to the ceremonies. In the strict Laestadian milieu, joik was viewed as the devil's work. “I am not Christian today”, she says, “But I have a holistic religion. I think this [perspective is prophetically] gaining ground world wide.”