The RPM Podcast

Series produced by Christa Couture

Caption: RPM - Revolutions Per Minute
RPM - Revolutions Per Minute 

On the RPM (Revolutions Per Minute) Podcast, Indigenous music and culture meet in sound. Each episode we give voice to the music, stories, and experiences of Indigenous artists from around the world by exploring a place, idea, or tradition that inspires our songs and our people.

On the RPM Podcast, Indigenous music and culture meet in sound. Each episode we give voice to the music, stories, and experiences of Indigenous artists from around the world by exploring a place, idea, or tradition that inspires our songs and our people.

Hosted by Ron Dean Harris aka Ostwelve
Os has traveled the world - from the Nokia Jam in Johannesburg to the North American Indigenous Games in Duncan BC - delegating and performing. He has shared the stage with Coolio, Snoop Dogg, Guru, K'naan, Living Legends, Litefoot, Rez Official, Digging Roots and Kinnie Starr just to name a few.


14 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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In the 14th episode of the RPM Podcast, host Ostwelve speaks with two musical architects of the Mexican Indigenous revival - Yaotl of Aztlan Underg...

Bought by KZMU Moab Community Radio and KDNK


  • Added: May 14, 2012
  • Length: 21:33
  • Purchases: 2
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In Episode 13, RPM looks at Indigenous motherhood and music.

Bought by KZMU Moab Community Radio


  • Added: May 14, 2012
  • Length: 21:33
  • Purchases: 1
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In Episode 12 of the podcast, RPM looks at the Indigenous language revitalization movement. Half of the world’s languages have disappeared in the p...

Bought by KZMU Moab Community Radio


  • Added: May 14, 2012
  • Length: 22:56
  • Purchases: 1
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In our 11th episode, we talk with one of the hardest working musicians on Turtle Island – Mohawk blues-rocker Derek Miller.

Bought by KZMU Moab Community Radio


  • Added: May 14, 2012
  • Length: 21:40
  • Purchases: 1
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Indigenous Peoples across Turtle Island have been dancing and drumming for generations but, in the 21st century, that rhythmic spirit is finding ne...

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  • Added: May 14, 2012
  • Length: 21:16
  • Purchases: 1
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In episode nine, RPM turns up the volume on Indigenous rock music, from metal to punk.

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  • Added: May 14, 2012
  • Length: 20:32
  • Purchases: 1
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In our eighth episode, the great oral tradition of our Indigenous cultures thrives in 21st century song.

Bought by KZMU Moab Community Radio


  • Added: May 14, 2012
  • Length: 21:37
  • Purchases: 1
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Hip-hop is one of the most popular musical genres in Indian Country. In our seventh episode, we explore why the art of hip-hop is such a strong for...

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  • Added: May 13, 2012
  • Length: 18:48
  • Purchases: 1
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Mohawk, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, Seneca and Tuscarora. In our sixth episode we look at the music from the Six Nations.

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  • Added: May 13, 2012
  • Length: 21:33
  • Purchases: 1
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Country music is undeniably huge in Indian Country. In our fifth episode we talk to three Indigenous country artists about why that is.

Bought by KZMU Moab Community Radio


  • Added: May 13, 2012
  • Length: 21:38
  • Purchases: 1
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In our fourth episode, RPM looks at New Traditional, beginning with the question: What is it? And how can something be new and traditional at the s...

Bought by KZMU Moab Community Radio and PRX Remix


  • Added: May 13, 2012
  • Length: 21:25
  • Purchases: 2
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In our third episode, we look up, way up, to the North Coast of Turtle Island.

Bought by KZMU Moab Community Radio and KZYX


  • Added: May 13, 2012
  • Length: 21:16
  • Purchases: 2
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In our second episode of the RPM podcast we travel deep into the heart of Indian Country, to the crossroads of Canada—the city of Winnipeg.

Bought by KZMU Moab Community Radio and PRX Remix


  • Added: May 13, 2012
  • Length: 21:05
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Coke Salish, Credit: Sonny Assu
In our debut episode of the RPM podcast, we shine a light on Indigenous musicians from the Coast and Straight Salish territories where RPM is based.

Bought by KZMU Moab Community Radio and PRX Remix


  • Added: Sep 08, 2011
  • Length: 16:57
  • Purchases: 2