Aboriginal Music in Contemporary Canada: Echoes and Exchanges edited by ethnomusicologists Beverley Diamond and Anna Hoefnagels is a 503-page book just issued in the McGill-Queen's Native and Northern Series. The 22 scholarly essays by a wide range of authors demonstrate the vitality of the current Indigenous music created by First Nations, Inuit, and Métis musicians in Canada. From the Mi'kmaq powwow, a Dane-zaa tea dance song to hip-hop and theatrical music the book expands the general reader's knowledge of Aboriginal music.
Native American Music in Eastern North America: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture covers Inuit, Algonquian, the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois), Mi'kmaq, Maliseet, and Innu music. The volume includes powwow music, Haudenosaunee social dance songs, contemporary and popular music, and Inuit throat singing. This 186-page book includes a 70-minute CD with 17 selections.