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Native American Music

Peacemaker's Journey

Artist - Author: 
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

Artist - Author: 
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

Artist - Author: 
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

Artist - Author: 
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

Artist - Author: 
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.

AKA Grafitti Man

Artist - Author: 
John Trudell

John Trudell is a Native American songwriter/poet, and an outspoken activist for human rights and environmental issues. AKA GRAFITTI MAN showcases his remarkable spoken-word brand of rock & roll, praised by musicians such as Peter Garrett, Bob Dylan, Kris Kristofferson, and Jackson Browne.

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Bone Days

Artist - Author: 
John Trudell

I discovered John Trudell with this album and I deeply fell in love with this man. When I heard these album's songs for the first time, I was definitely hooked and deeply moved.

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Johnny Damas and Me

Artist - Author: 
John Trudell

John Trudell has spent a lifetime saying what he means, meaning what he says, and staring down the barrel of the consequences. His second album continues the rant and roll started with his acclaimed debut album, AKA GRAFFITI MAN. This is a brave and eloquent album combining passionate vocals with a gutsy blues-rock base and traditional Native North American music.

Blue Indians

Artist - Author: 
John Trudell

Humor, hope, and magic mix with loneliness and oppression on John Trudell's Blue Indians. Trudell, a Santee Sioux poet, recites his straightforward social commentaries and romantic laments in an easygoing and, at times, sly manner. The melancholy world evoked by the poems is fleshed out by spare musical backup featuring traditional, wordless vocalizing, slide guitar, and low-key percussion.

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Live at Fip

Artist - Author: 
John Trudell

This is a sensational recording of some of Johns' best. His backup band is wonderful as usual. This will speak to your heart and spirit. John is one of us who has been through Hell and has come back to tell the story. The fact that he does it so eloquently and with such emotion is a true gift from Creator.
Cheryl Schaffner - Amazon customer review