Thanks guys, and please keep posting. I am enjoying listening to the music. Some of the styles I have heard before, but no problem, introducing it to me the way you like it is still great for me ... and sometimes, it's good to remember since I can forget.
Since I saw one post saying someone else may also enjoy this, let me offer one or two unusual ones back into the thread for those interested: Cherokee Morning Song by Walela - YouTube
The name of the group is "Walela." Walela is the Cherokee word for Hummingbird. It is actually a pretty common name in Cherokee, and you also hear the English version "Hummingbird" pretty commonly as a family name.
The language in the song in Cherokee. The words are a very ancient version of the language since the song is very ancient. It simply means "I am of Ya." Much of the "religion" of the Native Americans that you read about is just for story books, but the Cherokees were monotheistic, and "Ya" does traslate as Great Spirit as I understand. (Different from the concept of God from many other tribes, and the similarity to "Yah" or "Yahweh" is not lost on me).
The song was actually performed or sung with some regularity in gatherings when I was growing up.
As for the video: the pictures are not Cherokee. I know people mean well, but they often do not separate the cultures of the different Native American peoples.