Frazer Sundown

1 Nomination

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My name is Frazer Sundown. I come from the Oneida Nation and I am of the Turtle Clan. I grew up on the Tonawanda Indian Reservation near Basom New York, where I developed my gift of singing and love of Indigenous music. I now reside in London, Ontario while attending school to become a language teacher. My influence of music came from my father and mother as I travelled with them to many ceremonies, socials, and powwows.

In life we go through so many ups and downs as it can be a roller coaster sometimes. The songs on this album are meant to express these feelings of being up and down and are a variety of love songs and War Dance songs because without love there cannot be war and without war there cannot be love. As my father introduced me to the Longhouse, Powwow, and Roundance style of music, I developed my own sound creating songs that give much pleasure to listeners and dancers to jam out.

Nominations

  • 2017 Best Inuit, Indigenous Language, or Francophone Album for Love is a War Dance

Albums

Love is a War Dance

Love is a War Dance Frazer Sundown

Released: March 12th, 2016

Songs

Love is a War Dance

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"Every Day I'm Shufflin" from Love is a War Dance

Love is a War Dance

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"Half and Half" from Love is a War Dance

Love is a War Dance

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"Missing Women" from Love is a War Dance