WGXC-90.7 FM

Panther Mountain Sound: 20240515

May 15, 2024: 10am - 11am
WGXC 90.7-FM: Radio for Open Ears

90.7-FM in NY's Upper Hudson Valley and wgxc.org/listen everywhere

Hosted by Matthew O'Neill.

Honoring the central importance of music and sound in decolonization practices. Amplifying Indigenous worldviews, knowledge systems, and sound practices. Restoring the central role of music and sound in these worldviews, with honor, respect, and attention to cultural protocols. Reconnecting culture to Mother Earth through sound as a requirement for positive futures. Through music, song, and story embodied wisdom is shared and activated to maintain the fluidity of a functional, balanced, and regenerative society. Music has always played a central role, through ceremony and personal practice, in sharing wisdom and knowledge. It is through sound that humans and nonhumans are able to communicate with each other across thresholds. Indigenous worldviews have long had a sophisticated understanding of this important reality. Music continues to be central to cultural restoration, reactivation, and resilience. The show honors the necessity to centralize music and sound in decolonizing and indigenizing culture. It also amplifies Indigenous music traditions to bring attention to their right to a sustainable future in the face of continued violence and oppression. We will also explore the intersection of acoustic ecology, musical ethnography, soundscape studies, and restorative listening practices from the perspective of Indigenous musical TEK.

Matthew O’Neill is a musical artist and performer based in the Catskill mountains. He has maintained a lifelong commitment to Indigenous ways of knowing and participation through sound. His music-making and listening practices reflect this. O'Neill has an academic background in wisdom traditions, music, sound studies, ethnography, cultural anthropology, and Turtle Island history. His academic work is grounded in activism. O'Neill runs an Indigenous-based music label called Underwater Panther Coalition which focuses on decolonizing music and listening modalities while directly supporting native artists and their communities.


  • Sir Duke / Stevie Wonder
  • For Your Love Mohawk / Dawn Avery
  • Wisdom and Love / Shipibo Shamans
  • Courtship / Shipibo Shamans
  • Hummingbird / Shipibo Shamans
  • Gestation of the Fetus / Shipibo Shamans
  • Protection In the Womb / Shipibo Shamans
  • Lullaby / Shipibo Shamans
  • Children By the River / Shipibo Shamans
  • Power of Love / Shipibo Shamans
  • Dolphin / Shipibo Shamans
  • Spirit Song / Shipibo Shamans
  • Far Away Visitors / Shipibo Shamans
  • Thunder and Lightning / Shipibo Shamans
  • Honoring Fire / Shipibo Shamans
  • Preparation of Plant Remedies / Shipibo Shamans
  • Power Song / Shipibo Shamans
  • General Healing / Shipibo Shamans
  • Cleansing of the Heart / Shipibo Shamans
  • Curing Bad Air / Shipibo Shamans
  • Curing Fear / Shipibo Shamans
  • Late Night In the Jungle / Shipibo Shamans
  • Ayahuasca Ceremony / Shipibo Shamans
  • Family Farewell / Shipibo Shamans
  • Niawenkowa Shonkwaiatison / Kontiwennenhawi
  • Ohwentsiakekha / Kontiwennenhawi
  • Six Nations Standing Proud / Kontiwennenhawi
  • Ononkwasona / Kontiwennenhawi
  • Ohwentsiawakon / Kontiwennenhawi
  • Odana / Alanis Obomsawin