Episode: On the Ground with Report for America: Bird Singers of the American Southwest


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On the Ground with Report for America: Bird Singers of the American Southwest

Bird Singing is an oral tradition that has been passed down for centuries among the tribes across the American Southwest. These stories are sung by male members of tribes – from young boys to elders – whose only accompaniment is a gourd fashioned into a shaker. But the threat of COVID-19 has forced these traditions online, in isolation. See video of Bird Singers performing here:

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