Cedar Rose is a Portland OR. based, Native American contemporary/traditional vocal trio consisting of song carriers Nico Wind Cordova, Karen Kitchen, and Mel Kubik.
The women utilize hand shakers, hand drums, guitars, flutes and keyboards with their voices to present their repertoire of diverse tribal, ancestral and contemporary music.
With its hauntingly beautiful, three-part harmonies and intricate, melodic rhythms, Cedar Rose is the only group of its kind in the Pacific Northwest region.
Cedar Rose was formed while Nico Wind, Mel and Karen were collaborating with members of Marv Ross’s award-winning musical production, “Ghosts of Celilo,” in 2002.
One of the songs sung by Cedar Rose is Wisdom of the Elder’s theme song, composed and performed by its music director, Nico Wind; it was arranged, performed and recorded with the help of Marv Ross, Arlie Neskahi, Karen and Mel and is the featured song for the Wisdom of the Elders radio series, and “Discovering Our Story” TV series.