Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:36 pm Post subject: A SEASON of MUSIC - WORLD MUSIC
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A Season Of Music - World Music
This year we are celebrating the American Holiday Season with music in our boom box by artists who are some of the most successful, independent artists of our time. Not only have they been nominated for numerous awards in different music genres globally, they have won numerous Grammy Awards, Aboriginal People’s Choice Awards, Academy Awards, Native American Music Awards and a host of other awards.
Christmas Time – Keith Secola
Oh Holy Night & Telling You Now – Joanne Shenandoah
Homage to the Ancient Ones – World Renowned Flutiest R. Carlos Nakai
America the Beautiful & Easy Like the Snow Falls Down – Buffy Sainte-Marie (The First Lady of Pop Music)
What Are You Doing & Entertaining Angels – Mark Wills (Platinum Recording Country Artist)
This Night of Peace – Okefenoke Joe
Spirit of America – Tommy Wildcat
Only in Dreams – Songwriter A.R. Kessinger (performed by Donna Ray)
Reservation Blues – Jim Boyd with Sherman Alexie
What the World Needs Now & One More Sunrise – Jan Michael Looking Wolf
Isn’t Anything Sacred Anymore – Chipa Wolf
Wisdom through Fairy Tales – Songwriter L.J. Coon
The Brothers - Jim Boyd (A Tribute to Harley Riders)
Alaskan Woman – Jim Boyd (A Tribute to Little Miss Disney Actress Irene Bedard)
My People – Bill Miller
Your Love, My Medicine (Fabians’ Song) – Shelley Morningsong
Captivated (Charinas’ Song) – Clay DuBose
We Are Sinixt – Jim Boyd (A Tribute to The Lakes Band)
We are also featuring the entire album of Christmas music by Robert Mirabal. The album “Pueblo Christmas” won Mirabal "Best Male Artist" of the Year at the Native American Music Awards with the album also nominated for "Record of the Year." The album includes the rock infused "Green Chili Christmas" a contemporary song celebrating the Southwest Pueblos during the winter months and "Christmas Eve" about an old Taos Pueblo man who returns to the Christmas Eve celebration after being gone for many years, both originally poems by Robert Mirabal set to music.
Mirabal took the time to research "Classic American Christmas Carols", their origin, the time period in which they were written and what was going on in the world during that time. His research became “Pueblo Christmas” filled with an array of classic American Christmas carols. All of the songs on the album were specifically arranged using an array of Native flutes, tribal percussions and cello; and all were recorded at Taos Pueblo, New Mexico. A must have for any collector of Christmas music.
“People ask me why I’ve made a Christmas album after all the struggles between Indigenous People and Christianity.” says Mirabal. My answer is I needed to address the contradictions. Our Native religion is based on Nature, and is a 24/7, 365-day spiritual concept, but then there is a Catholic church on the corner. For many Americans, Christmas is a time when they become conscious of their spirituality, and I wanted to connect our cultures at this special time.” No matter what the politics were like when these songs were first heard, the music was created to fill the listener with love, hope and joy. They show that beauty can go beyond conflict to a place where music is the hero.” As you listen, remember that many of these songs became popular during the 19th century, a time of great change in America. This wasn’t the music of the governments and armies, but the popular music of the people, beautiful, uplifting and inspiring.
We hope you enjoy the music we have selected for our holiday features. You can hear these songs and more by visiting www.Allindianz.com where you can also find links to purchase music, watch music videos and more. Thank you for supporting the music of independent artist.
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