Episode 038 - Jerod Tate - Combining Indigenous and Western Classical Music (Part 1)

Episode 38
1h 13m | Jun 21, 2021

Today we are in Oklahoma where we have the distinct honor of speaking with Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate and premiering the first part of a two part interview. Jerod is a member of the Chickasaw Nation in Oklahoma and proudly represents his traditions. He is also a wonderfully gifted composer and performer that works to combine his Native American traditional music upbringing with a Western Classical Music education. We talk about this duality and living in this gray area of music fusion, his family upbringing, his music, and his thoughts on cultural appropriation. We also take some wonderful side trails during the trek of our conversation. 


Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate

Music Included in this Episode:

Pisachi (Reveal) performed by ETHEL. Composed by Jerod Tate © Jerod Tate 2013

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