(Lander, WY) – 1330 KOVE AM / 107.7 FM’s Coffee Time host Vince Tropea recently chatted with Jermaine (Scouts Enemy, Man Who Hunts) Bell (White Bull), who was recently named as the Head Northern Singing Judge at the Gathering of Nations Powwow in Albuquerque, New Mexico, considered one of the largest powwows in the world.
Bell is no stranger to the world-renowned powwow, having performed his song “Daddy’s Girl” with his brothers at the event in 2012, and he is also member of the World Champion drum group The Boyz, from Minneapolis, Minnesota.
“Singing has given me the opportunity to be a part of many great things in life and has allowed me to share my music with many other cultures from all corners of the world.”
Bell is Northern Arapaho and Oglala Lakota, and was raised on the Wind River Reservation, but spent much of his life on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
He’s currently attending the United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck, North Dakota pursuing a degree in Business Administration, while also furthering his music career.
Bell filled us in his musical journey, his ties to Fremont County, his goals for his music career, and he also let us know about his next project, which will see him recording at Carnegie Hall with recent Grammy award-winning artist Jon Batiste in May.
(Bell promised to keep us updated on how that goes!)
Check out the full Coffee Time interview with Bell below.
Be sure to tune in to Coffee Time every morning at 8:00 AM on 1330 KOVE AM / 107.7 FM, or stream it live right here.