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  • Writer's pictureMyra Chapman

When The Levee Breaks Featuring Keith Secola

“When The Levee Breaks” is a powerful, thought-provoking and emotionally-charged classic by Led Zeppelin, from their Led Zeppelin IV album. The song is a rework of the 1929 original release by Kansas Joe Mccoy and Memphis Minnie about the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927; the most destructive river flooding in U.S. history. “It seems that little has changed since 1927, or even 2005 with Katrina. It’s still a really powerful track, both musically and lyrically.”- John Paul Jones

Legendary multi-instrumentalist, John Paul Jones, is accompanied by Stephen Perkins of Jane's Addiction, Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks and over 20 musicians and dancers from seven different countries, in this Song Around The World version featured in Peace Through Music: A Global Event for the Environment.

Keith Secola, the Godfather of Native Americana is a Native folk & blues rocker who has won seven Native American Music Award throughout his career, receiving numerous Nammy nominations in various categories. As an accomplished artist: award-winning musician, guitarist and native flute player; singer, songwriter, and producer his music is familiar to thousands of fans across North America and Europe.

His most famous song,"NDN KARS" is considered the contemporary Native American anthem and is the most requested song on Native radio in the US and Canada, an accomplished spot he has held on Native Radio for over 20-years.Keith Secola is Anishinabe (Ojibwa) originally from the Mesabi Iron Range country of northern Minnesota, now residing in Arizona. He is a member of the Anishinabe Nation of northern Minnesota and southern Ontario,Canada, and is the owner of AKINA RECORDS.

When The Levee Breaks features John Paul Jones, Keith Secola, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi and many other world artists. Watch the video for full credit and more about Playing for Change.


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