Being the first european (Vienna, Austria-based quintet) ever to achieve the prestigious Native Heart of the Year award at the 12th and 13th annual Native American Music Awards, Big City Indians made history in Native American Music.
To quote lead vocalist, flute player and bandleader Wolfsheart:
"We think it extremely interesting to explore a world which is constantly changing, like musical sounds, which were created in the past together with myths and legends. Our native sound adapts to the life and time we live in. Our lyrics show a part of Native American life, its myths, its spiritual world and how we feel about it. This is a very important issue for us. The story of the Native American culture consists of ancient knowledge and its relation to Mother Earth. We also stand for freedom and acceptance of the Native American as a vital part of ourworld's historical culture."
MEMBERS OF BIG CITY INDIANS:
Wolfsheart: (lead vocal / perc./native flutes)
Chris Pogats: (guitar / perc.)
Gigi Skokan: (keyboards / harmonica / perc.)
Werner Haller “Firefly”: (bass / perc.)
Roy E. Pete: (traditional vocals / dancer)
Chris Kurz: (drums)
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