The idea for this Modern INDIAN RESERVATION BLUES and more… was born after we started working with Pura Fé three years ago. The first two Dixiefrog folk-blues and protest song albums of this great artist of Tuscarora origin, largely influenced by indigenous “First Nations” music of southeastern US, met with great success in France.
Pura Fé was instrumental in getting Guy l’Américain (Dixiefrog’s leading talent scout for the past ten years) in touch with various First Nations and Native artists hailing from various musical horizons. Jean-Pierre Bruneau, a professional video maker and ardent music journalist, soon joined the team with the idea of directing a DVD/television documentary.
A couple of years ago, Guy thus set out for one of his recurrent trips to the US, armed with a small video camera lent by Bruneau, and came back two months later with something like thirty hours of video recordings chock-full with wonderful music, great interviews and the kind of emotional, unique moments a full TV crew could never hope to capture on tape. Only someone as dedicated as Guy, with his small, unobtrusive camera, could have gained the confidence of the people he met.