Description‚ÄúNative Joy for Real‚Äù marks Joy Harjo‚Äôs debut as a singer/songwriter, the album brimming with soul and beauty. Harjo has created ten singular invocations of contemporary life, on and off the reservation, that deal with the joys and the tribulations of everyday existence. The music blends traditional Native rhythms and singing with jazz, rock and blues and a touch of hip hop. The songs feature memorable refrains, smoky sax work, subtle powwow based beats, and uplifting lyrics. ¬†
- Artist: Joy Harjo
- Format: Audio CD
- Number of discs: 1
- Original release date: 2004
- Label: Mekko Productions
About the Artist
Joy Harjo is an internationally known performer and writer of the Mvskoke-Creek Nation, and the author of ten books of poetry. A critically acclaimed poet, her many honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Josephine Miles Poetry Award, the William Carlos Williams Award, and the American Indian Distinguished Achievement in the Arts Award. She lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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