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Joanne Shenandoah

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Oneida, NY 13421
United States
Joanne Shenandoah's CD "Eagle Cries"

Joanne Shenandoah is a GRAMMY AWARD WINNING Singer / Performer / Composer / Actress / Lecturer. Ms. Shenandoah's music reflects the indigenous philosophy and culture, which continues to have a profound effect on the world today. It has been heard on HBO, Northern Exposure, The Discovery Channel, PBS, TNN, and Fox. Ms. Shenandoah appears in “The Last Winter” which stars Ron Perlman (Hellboy-Beauty and the Beast). She has been featured in many PBS, video and television documentaries. From traditional chants to contemporary ballads about Native ways, her music has been described as an emotional experience, a "Native American Trance.”

Shenandoah has drawn upon her rich heritage in establishing a reputation as one of America's foremost Native recording artists. In addition, Ms. Shenandoah has given hundreds of lecturers and workshops throughout the world, from the Parliament of the Worlds Religions, to Commencement speeches and multicultural affairs.
Shenandoah is a Wolf Clan member of the Iroquois Confederacy - Oneida Nation. Shenandoah has 14 recordings and her music is on 40 plus compilations. Her original compositions combined with a striking voice enable her to embellish the ancient songs of the Iroquois using a blend of traditional and contemporary instrumentation. Ms. Shenandoah's music reflects the indigenous philosophy and culture, which continues to have a profound effect on the world today.

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All Spirits Sing

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Joanne Shenandoah

In the Iroquois (Haudenosaunee) way all things have a song. We are taught from a very young age to appreciate and respect the many natural gifts which have been given to us. During our lunar year there are 13 ceremonies we take part in to honor the many blessings of the earth. This CD is an audio journey into a universe of music vibrating to the infinite songs of being.

Warrior in Two Worlds

Artist - Author: 
Joanne Shenandoah

Original PBS Documentary Soundtrack

This original soundtrack was composed by Joanne Shenandoah, North America's most honored Native American female singer/ songwriter. Blending traditional Iroquois music with contemporary instrumentation, Shenandoah sets an energetic tone to this compelling PBS documentary on the life of Ely Parker.

Once in a Red Moon

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Joanne Shenandoah

This album is dedicated to the consistent and ongoing efforts of my dear mother, Maisie Shenandoah, who has devoted her life to the Oneida people. It is only because of the efforts of those like her that we as Iroquois people have survived our hardships. We will continue to remember our traditions because of the dreams, love and inspiration given to us by such noble Elders.

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Loving Ways

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Joanne Shenandoah

"This album is dedicated to all those who are in love, out of love, wanna be in love and dream about love . . ."

Loving Ways brings together the voices and guitars of Joanne Shenandoah (Oneida - Six Nations Iroquois) and A. Paul Ortega (Mescalero Apache) in ten original songs about the ways of living and love among native peoples.

Joanne Shenandoah

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Joanne Shenandoah

Through her contemporary ballads, Joanne Shenandoah presents the philosophy and experiences of today's Native American. She has drawn upon her Iroquois heritage in establishing an international reputation as one of the foremost Native American recording artists.

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Matriarch

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Joanne Shenandoah

"I dedicate this recording to family and clan to honor their presence here on Mother Earth as well as their influence upon my life." - Joanne. ...In this collection celebrating the nurturing spirit of not only the women in Joanne Shenandoah's life but of all mothers, sisters, aunts, and friends, Shenandoah sings traditional Iroquois chants with a unique grace and poise.

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Life Blood

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Joanne Shenandoah

"My natural name, Tekalihwa: khwa (TEK-YA-WHA-WHA) was given to me as a small child. In the Oneida language it means "She Sings". I have been listening to and singing Iroquois songs as long as I can remember. I am honored to be given the gift of music and offer these social dance songs out of my respect for our Earth Mother's creations.

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Orenda

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Joanne Shenandoah

Orenda is an Iroquois word meaning "the soul of all things." These songs celebrate life and our connection to the universal spirit. With voices that echo grace and beauty, Joanne Shenandoah, (Oneida) and Lawrence Laughing (Mohawk) sing spirited melodies and elegant harmonies creating a sense of peace, balance, and gratitude.

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Peacemaker's Journey

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Joanne Shenandoah

The world in which we live has caused us all to think of our children and of those yet unborn. In light of all the violence, war and pressure placed on the children of the 20th century, I was compelled to compose songs which tell the story of our beloved Peacemaker who helped bring peace to the Haudenosaunee, the People of the Longhouse, known also as the Iroquois.

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Eagle Cries

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Joanne Shenandoah

This recording is dedicated to Wolf Clan Mother, Maisie Shenandoah. A matriarch, leader and honorable woman, she has dedicated her life to the Oneida people. She is widely known throughout the Iroquois Confederacy as an elder who has carried out her responsibilities in caring for the spiritual, political and social welfare of the people.

Peace and Power

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Joanne Shenandoah

Although Shenandoah has several recordings in a more conventional folk-singer vein, Peace & Power draws from her four most evocative, atmospheric albums: Matriarch, Orenda, Peacemaker's Journey and Lifeblood. Both pianist Peter Kater, who produced Lifeblood, and Tom Wasinger, producer of the other three, successfully frame Shenandoah's simple songs in detailed arrangements.

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Skywoman

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Joanne Shenandoah

The world premier of Skywoman was performed in the heart of the Iroquois Confederacy with the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, and portions were seen nationally on the PBS-TV special 'Songs of the Spirit' with the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra.

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Covenant

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Joanne Shenandoah

These songs honor the Covenant between humankind and the earth riveting music that masterfully weaves original compositions and powerful messages from the ancient Iroquois prophecy. On this progressive recording Joanne Shenandoah's enchanting voice is backed with percussive grooves, vivid string arrangements, and tribal sounds in a modern style that ranges from dance to trance.