Tunes from Turtle Island
Im a bit of a music collector and nerdIndigenous made music from North America.
(Turtle Island is one of the indigenous names for North America.)
Hi I’m Andrew GJ
I am an artist working with many mediums including, but not exclusive to, found objects, bronze, glass, film and audio. At the moment, I am making the Tunes from Turtle Island radio show, I consider this to be a part of my artistic output.
The Tunes From Turtle Island radio show is dedicated to playing only indigenous artists from Turtle Island. In 2016, I was following online the Standing Rock oil pipeline protests, (which btw was the biggest ever protest gathering in North America), when I heard music I hadn’t encountered before. I am a bit of a music nerd and collector, so pursued an internet audio trail to find an incredible wealth of music and sound. In the show I play all genres: country, punk, jazz, hip-hop, traditional, experimental, soul, rock, blues and more, ranging from the 1920s right up to the present day. I mix new releases and old classics, often back to back, in a style sometimes reminiscent of the British DJ John Peel.
My aim is to introduce more people to this amazing and varied music, as I think no other DJ or radio show in Europe is doing this. I hope you enjoy my eclectic mix of tracks from the indigenous music scenes of N. America.