Casper Lomayesva

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Casper Lomayesva

The Hopi Nation welcomed reggae with open arms more than 25 years ago. Casper Lomayesva is a product of this connection.Maybe it is because he understands what Jamacians are going through; or maybe it is the drums and bass. Whatever it is, Casper's reggae music addresses Native social injustices.

Growing up on the reservation, Casper Lomayesva was raised on traditional music and the traditional ways, learning to live in harmony with the Great Spirit. When he first heard reggae, something in the rhythm caught Casper's attention because it connected with the traditional music on which he had been raised. Casper Lomayesva is Native American with Hopi and Navajo roots. He's been creating music for over ten years and continues to reach new fans. Recently, production assistant Ben Kreimer spoke with Casper.

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This is a list of some of our favorite Casper Lomayesva songs:

"Hopiland Winter"  The Sounds of Reality

"No Indian"  The Sounds of Reality

"Why?"  Original Landlord

"Brother Leonard"  Honor the People

"Honor the People"  Honor the People

 

 
 

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Complement classroom discussion about America's energy future with this film, and help students comprehend the debate about the best use of natural resources.