My name is Ed Kabotie. I am from the Hopi village of Shungopavi and the Tewa village of Khap'o Owinge (Santa Clara Pueblo, NM). My culture is the greatest inspiration of my music. By mixing genres, languages, and instrumentation, I seek to express the virtues, values, and vices of my people. Outside of my culture, the musical groups that I find most inspiring are the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley & the Wailers, & Metallica. \m/ I grew up playing drums in rock & metal bands, but studied the guitar as a songwriting instrument. I currently play trap set drums for Summit Dub Squad (a Reggae/Hip-hop band based in Flagstaff, AZ), vocals & guitar for Twin Rivers, (a Nu-Native band based out of Santa Fe, NM), and vocals & guitar for Los Coyotes (a Rock/Reggae trio based in Flagstaff). My "One Man Jam" project is featured on this page. The project incorporates looping various instruments to create a full band sound. Via 'loopstation', I can layer drums, guitar, bass, flute, harmonica, vocals, etc. in one performance! Check out the videos for a better understanding of how it works. Blessings!
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