Think Global: Native America

Think Global: Native America

     
 

There have been very few good compilations of Native American music, but this one gets the balance right, catching the breadth of sound that's possible, whether it's the pow-wow of Thunder Hill's "Contest Song," the ethereal flute of R. Carlos Nakai (both on his own and working with Hawaiian guitarist …  See more details below

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There have been very few good compilations of Native American music, but this one gets the balance right, catching the breadth of sound that's possible, whether it's the pow-wow of Thunder Hill's "Contest Song," the ethereal flute of R. Carlos Nakai (both on his own and working with Hawaiian guitarist Keola Beamer, thus uniting two native peoples), even singer/songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie or the punk fire of Blackfire, whose anger is palpable. Although a lot of Native American music is dismissed as new age, the selections and artists here make a strong case for it as something much deeper and resonant, from the peyote singers like Johnny Mike to singer and guitarist Joanne Shenandoah, one of the most widely known Indian artists. There are ceremonies here, melodies, and memories, all coming together to offer and excellent musical portrait of a culture. Anyone looking for a strong introduction to Native American music should look no further.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/25/2008
Label:
World Music Network
UPC:
0605633410822
catalogNumber:
180
Rank:
224217

Tracks

  1. American Indian Movement Song  -  BLACKFIRE
  2. Song for the Morning Star  - R. Carlos Nakai
  3. Cho Cho Fire  - Buffy Sainte-Marie
  4. Grandmother  - Radmilla Cody
  5. Saturday Night  - Nitanis "Kit" Landry
  6. The Whippoorwill  -  Walela
  7. Water, The Rain and the Oceans of Time  - Louie Gonnie
  8. Four Harmonized Peyote Songs  - Johnny Mike
  9. Buffalo Prayer Song  - Hovia Edwards
  10. Lapule  - Keola Beamer
  11. Hopi Harvest Dance  - Ed Lee Natay
  12. Encouragement Pipe Song  -  Wahancanka
  13. Contest Song  -  Thunder Hill
  14. I Am Your Friend  - Joanne Shenandoah

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