Prayer for Peace

Prayer for Peace

     
 

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From the opening notes of Joanne Shenandoah's inviting alto on her original song "Peace and Power," it's evident that the music on this compilation is meant not so much to speak of peace, or even to pray for it, but to instill it. The warmth of Shenandoah's song, sung in her native Iroquois, reminds that it is from a place of peace that we make our best decisions.

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From the opening notes of Joanne Shenandoah's inviting alto on her original song "Peace and Power," it's evident that the music on this compilation is meant not so much to speak of peace, or even to pray for it, but to instill it. The warmth of Shenandoah's song, sung in her native Iroquois, reminds that it is from a place of peace that we make our best decisions. Pianist Peter Kater and flutist R. Carlos Nakai follow up on that theme with the instrumental "Surrender." Robert Mirabal's combination of flute, cello, guitar, percussion, and chanted vocals which make up "Painted Caves" offer a rhythmic door to contemplation, while Alice Gomez' stately "Pyramid Temples" combines percussion and pan pipes in a sound hinting of ancient Andean dances. Michael Cusson, Lawrence Laughing, and Mary Youngblood also contribute their music to the project, which unlike many collections of previously released tracks, works together as an integrated whole. Silverwave

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
Prayer for Peace features a variety of world music artists performing songs with a peaceful message. Some of the featured performers include Joanne Shenandoah ("Peace and Power"), R. Carlos Nakai and Peter Kater ("Surrender"), Mary Youngblood ("Yuba"), and Robert Mirabal ("Painted Cave"), along with several others. Many of the performers compose their own songs, and there are a number of duets featured on this compilation. This collection is best intended for those who already appreciate the Silver Wave label's roster of artists; however, it is likely to also please anyone who appreciates world music in general.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/12/2000
Label:
Silver Wave
UPC:
0021585092624
catalogNumber:
926

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

David Darling   Cello
Peter Kater   Synthesizer,Piano
R. Carlos Nakai   Flute,Whistle (Instrument),Chant,Native American Flute
Joanne Shenandoah   Vocals
Michel Cusson   Musician
Kazu Matsui   Shakuhachi
Paul McCandless   Cello
Robert Mirabal   Flute,Vocals
Tom Wasinger   Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals,Resonating Stones
Alice Gomez   Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Percussion
Madalyn Blanchett   Pan Flute/Pan Pipes
Michael Moses Tirsch   Percussion
Mark McCoin   Drums
Mary Youngblood   Flute,Native American Flute
Reynaldo Lujan   Percussion
Michael Kott   Cello
Lawrence Laughing   Vocals
Marilyn Rife   Synthesizer,Percussion,keyboard bass

Technical Credits

Peter Kater   Arranger,Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Joanne Shenandoah   Arranger,Producer
Don Brewer   Cover Painting
Michel Cusson   Producer
James Marienthal   Producer,Liner Notes,Sleeve Notes
Tom Wasinger   Producer
Alice Gomez   Producer
Mary Youngblood   Producer
Marilyn Rife   Producer

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