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All Music Guide:
Formed in 1980 by Steve Wood and his brothers Charlie and Earl, the Northern Cree Singers are a powwow drum and vocal group based out of Alberta, Canada. Generally performing with between eight and 12 members (Ferlin McGillvary has been a member of this loose group for several years, as has singer Randy Wood, who left for a solo spin in 2003, and second generation member Joel Wood), the Singers vocalize in Cree over traditional drum accompaniment, and their performances and recordings have won numerous awards. The Northern Cree Singers have released over 20 albums, many of them in live settings, through Canyon Records of Phoenix, AZ.