Tunes from Turtle Island

As far as I know the Turtle Island Radio Show is the only European show to exclusivity promote the indigenous musicians, bands and sound artists of North America. Its broadcast on FM in Europe weekly, I play all genres of music from hip hop, rock, jazz and blues through to traditional, country, folk and more. From the first period of recorded sound, right up to the present day. I also include news articles on environmental destruction, social and human rights issues impacting on the indigenous communities of Turtle Island. 

Originally inspired by the Standing Rock protests of 2016/17. Whilst watching videos produced in solidarity with those protests I heard a number of bands and artists that I hadn't heard before and decided to delve further into the indigenous music scene of N. America. I found a treasure trove of music (but also a huge amount of info on the most marginalized peoples of North America). I started to put together a show featuring only indigenous artists from North America (Canada, the USA Mexico and Greenland), and so the Turtle Island Radio Show was born. First broadcast on Resonance FM in the UK in 2018 it is now on FM stations in Italy and Austria.

My primary motive for making the Turtle Island Radio Show it to introduce more people in Europe to the amazing music coming out of Turtle Island as much of the music I play has not been heard in here before. I also want to shine a light on the environmental and social challenges that these communities face in everyday life as that is not mentioned by the press here at all. My modus operandi takes its inspiration from the legendary UK DJ John Peel and I play all genres of music side by side. I'm happy to be a part of Pantheon - the podcast network for music lovers.

Performing Arts
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Tunes from Turtle Island 34
Another episode from Pantheon and Turtle Island Radio, an interview with The Johnnys, some indie, some dance, some folk and lots more
60 min
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Tunes from Turtle Island 33 (archive episode)
Another episode from Pantheon and Turtle Island Radio an archive edition, which includes a huge mix of artists and styles, Blues, Hip-Hop, Spoken Word a bit of Ska and Rock.
59 min
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Tunes from Turtle Island 32
Another episode from Pantheon and Turtle Island Radio, an interview with Anachniid a really diverse show with Indie, Electro, Metal, Techno and more
60 min
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Tunes from Turtle Island 31 (archive episode)
Another episode from Pantheon and Turtle Island Radio Featuring albums from Snotty Nose Rez Kids and Khu.eex also with tracks from '70s soft rockers Blackfoot and various dance tunes from Sila and Rise amongst others
59 min
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Tunes from Turtle Island 30
Another episode from Pantheon and Turtle Island Radio, a Reggae heavy episode, an interview with Indigenous reggae stars Innastate and also some Skacore, Mexican Folkloric Pop and more
60 min
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Tunes from Turtle Island 29
Another episode from Pantheon and Turtle Island Radio some Country, a little Spoken Word, some Jazz, an interview with blue grass artist Esther Pennell and more.
60 min
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Tunes from Turtle Island 28
Another episode from Pantheon and Turtle Island Radio new releases with Punk, Pop, Classical, an Audio Soundscape, Country, Hiphop and much more.
60 min
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Tunes from Turtle Island 27 (archive episode)
Another episode from Pantheon and Turtle Island Radio an archive edition, which includes music from indigenous youth, some Chicano, some Reggae and more
58 min
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Tunes from Turtle Island 26
Another episode from Pantheon and Turtle Island Radio new releases and old classics, Reggae R&B Country Hiphop and lots more
60 min
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Tunes from Turtle Island 25 (archive episode)
The 25th Turtle Island show on Pantheon is a 'from the archives' edition it has a veritable mix of music with electronica, classical driums, 1972 prog rock, hip hop and more
58 min
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Tunes from Turtle Island 24
Another episode from Pantheon and Turtle Island Radio including Americana pop and country, HipHop, Ska, Electronic Dance and much more.
60 min
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Tunes from Turtle Island 23
Another episode from Pantheon and Turtle Island Radio with a bit of Blues, Rock, Traditional, Dance, Country, and a whole lot more.
60 min
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Tunes from Turtle Island 22
Another episode from Pantheon and Turtle Island Radio with some blues, 70s Greenlandic Prog Rock, Pop, Country, and more
60 min
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Tunes from Turtle Island 21
Another episode from Pantheon and Turtle Island Radio with a bit of Latin, Jazz, Rock, Ambient, Country, and a whole lot more.
60 min
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Tunes from Turtle Island 20
Another episode from Pantheon and Turtle Island Radio with a bit of EDM, a little Funk, some Country, and a whole lot more.
60 min
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Tunes from Turtle Island 19
Another episode from Pantheon and Turtle Island with a surprisingly outstanding bunch of HipHop, Rock, Dance, Country, Spoken Word and a whole lot more.
60 min
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Tunes from Turtle Island 18
Another episode from Pantheon and Turtle Island with a mix of old and new from the 60s right up to todays music, country, dance, spoken word stories, rock, and pop
60 min
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Tunes from Turtle Island 17
Another episode from Pantheon and Turtle Island with a mix of Traditional Drum, Pop, Acoustic, Rock, Lakota Rap and so much more.
60 min
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Tunes from Turtle Island 16
Another episode from Pantheon and Turtle Island with a real mix Country, Acoustic, Rock, Loop pedal, R'n'B and so much more.
60 min
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Tunes from Turtle Island 15
The 15th show on Pantheon has an eclectic mix of new and old, Hip Hop, Rock, Jazz and a musical tribute to Kelly Fraser.
60 min
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Tunes from Turtle Island 14
The 14th show on Pantheon has an eclectic mix of new and old releases and includes Chicano, Blues Rock, 2 Spirit Pop, Hiphop, Metal, Reggae and more.
60 min
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Tunes from Turtle Island 13
The 3th show on Pantheon is a 'from the archives' edition it features only Nunavut acts, including The Jerry Cans, Tanya Tagaq, Twin Flames, Riit and more.
59 min
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Tunes from Turtle Island 12
The 12th show on Pantheon has poetry, spoken word, blues, pop, hiphop, Native Flute, even some Deep House and more.
60 min
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Tunes from Turtle Island 11
The 11th show on Pantheon is a 'from the archives' edition it has a varied lineup of Indy, Hiphop, and Indigenous youth - N'we Jinan
59 min
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Tunes from Turtle Island 10
The tenth show on Pantheon is packed with all flavours of indigenous rock from country rock to punk hardcore and everything in between.
60 min
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Tunes from Turtle Island 09
Our ninth show on Pantheon has a bunch of Healing Songs but also hiphop, dance and one from 1960
60 min
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Tunes from Turtle Island 08
Our eigth show on Pantheon has dub, rock, hiphop, country, bluegrass and even some ballet.
60 min
28
Tunes from Turtle Island 07
Our seventh show on Pantheon has reggae, new and old skool Hiphop, and a mix of lockdown produced tracks
60 min
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Tunes from Turtle Island 06
Our sixth show on Pantheon is a 'from the archives' edition. A range of sounds reggae, hip hop, blues, rock, consious rap and more.
60 min
30
Tunes from Turtle Island 05
Our fifth show on Pantheon hass lots of new and old sounds of all genres cool jazz, reggae, indiepunk, dark country and more.
60 min
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Tunes from Turtle Island 04
The forth show show on Pantheon has a eclectic range of Indigenous made music, it includes spoken word, hiphop, rock, music from Nunavut, Mexico and more.
60 min
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Tunes from Turtle Island 03
Our third show on Pantheon is a 'from the archives' edition it has country, punk, hip hop, and chicano and more.
59 min
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Tunes From Turtle Island 02
The second show on Pantheon has a eclectic range of Indigenous made music, and is overloaded with loads of brand new releases,
60 min
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Tunes From Turtle Island 01
Our first show on Pantheon has a eclectic range of Indigenous made music, Hiphop, Chicano, Rock, Country, Traditional and more.
60 min