Vocal arrangements were initially rare in New Age music but as it has evolved vocals have become more common, especially vocals featuring Sanskrit, Tibetan Music- or Native American music-influenced chants, or lyrics based on mythology such as Celtic mythology or the realm of Faerie.
Jerry further offends her by using inappropriate language which could pass for racial epithets in a note and rocking it back and forth, mimicking Native American chants in front of her.
His music has been described as "an eclectic fusion of ethnic sounds, from Native American chants to African rhythms and Asian harmonies."
Still Water also helped create the Cross-Cultural Partnership, a legal instrument meant to encourage ethical behavior across cultural divides, as when electronic musicians want to sample Native American chants or when Wabanaki elders and permaculture activists live and work together in Still Water's LongGreenHouse project.
Ms. Redhouse is a member of the Dine, the Navajo tribe, and calls her exploratory vocal style "eco-spiritual" because it blends bird and animal calls, traditional Native American chants and scat lines.
At the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Brian Gillie offers an overview of music in America, "from Native American chants to high-energy rock and roll."
"It's the rhythm of life, and there's a Native American chant that accompanies it."
Just before Copland's time, Scott Joplin's ragtime classics might have become an American parallel to the array of nationalistic European styles that ran from Chopin through Albéniz and Granados, and Arthur Farwell tried to take up Dvorak's suggestion that an American voice could be found in Native American chants and dances.
In New Mexico, for example, a story-song emerged during the colonial period that was known as an Indita, which loosely follows the format of a corrido, but is chanted rather than sung, similar to a Native American chant, hence the name Indita.
Often accompanied by an outsized foam tomahawk and a "Native American chant."