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Voices Across the Canyon, Vol. 5
     

Voices Across the Canyon, Vol. 5

 
Canyon Records has been producing recordings of traditional and contemporary Native American music for 50 years. This compilation is the fifth of its kind in the label's history. It is a varied and uneven collection of music from Canyon releases. There are some big names in the field here. Label heavy-hitter R. Carlos Nakai appears on

Overview

Canyon Records has been producing recordings of traditional and contemporary Native American music for 50 years. This compilation is the fifth of its kind in the label's history. It is a varied and uneven collection of music from Canyon releases. There are some big names in the field here. Label heavy-hitter R. Carlos Nakai appears on two tracks, as does Robert Tree Cody. Sharon Burch, Delphine Tsinajinnie, and powwow stars the Black Lodge Singers also contribute tracks. Multiculturalism and pan-tribalism are the orders of the day on this release. Flutist Cody combines his talents with flamenco guitarist Ruben Romero and percussionist Tony Redhouse on "Encuentro" from their Native Flamenco CD. It's a sensitive combining of two historically conflicting cultures. Cody and Huichol musician Xavier Quijas Yxayotl's "Crossroads" is one of the most colorful tracks on the disc and one of the most successful blendings of cultures. Nakai and Tibetan flutist Nawang Khechog combine forces with guitarist William Eaton and percussionist Will Clipman for the pensive and airy "Aspen Wind." Nakai's string-drenched "Song for the Morning Star" falls a little flat, however, treading dangerously close to Muzak. You could also skip past Sharon Burch's cloying, cliché-ridden "We Are Here." There are many better songs encouraging environmental awareness than this one. On the traditional side, Delphine Tsinajinnie's "Cheii Littleben's Line Dance Song" is a fine vehicle for her strong, expressive voice. The Black Lodge Singers show why they are one of the most in-demand powwow groups on the circuit with their powerful "Traditional Song." As a sampling of what's going on in First Nations music, Voices Across the Canyon works most of the time.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/10/2001
Label:
Canyon Records
UPC:
0729337705623
catalogNumber:
7056

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Performance Credits

R. Carlos Nakai   Track Performer
Black Lodge Singers   Track Performer
Sharon Burch   Track Performer
Robert Tree Cody   Track Performer
Nawang Khechog   Track Performer
Ruben Romero   Track Performer
Jay Begaye   Track Performer
Will Clipman   Track Performer
Tony Redhouse   Track Performer
Judy Trejo   Track Performer
Young Bird   Track Performer
Medicine Dream   Track Performer
Pima Express   Track Performer
Delphine Tsinajinnie   Track Performer
Xavier Quijas Yxayotl   Track Performer

Technical Credits

R. Carlos Nakai   Composer
Sharon Burch   Composer
Robert Tree Cody   Composer
Robert Doyle   Executive Producer
Will Clipman   Composer
Stephen Butler   Executive Producer
Young Bird   Composer
Jeffrey Nagy   Art Direction
Paul Pike   Composer
Delphine Tsinajinnie   Composer
Tiinesha Begaye   Composer

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