But shock or no shock, one thing is abundantly clear. “Native American Music” is about hip-hop, reggae, classical, electronic, pop, country, and experimental. Even, dare I say, flutes and drums.
FNCI conductorWhich is why the First Nations Composer Initiative (FNCI—pronounced “fancy”) exists. Under the auspices of the American Composers Forum, FNCI promotes, and no less significantly, provides a virtual gathering place for the artists and aficionados of contemporary and traditional American Indian music. Established in 2004, FNCI’s commitment is to celebrate the wealth of talent and diversity that comprises Indigenous musical expression.