Produced by Steve and Brooke Schiavi
Hear the words of Black Elk, Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse, and other respected Native teachers, Sun Dance Leaders, Holy Men, and Medicine People as spoken by their descendants and family relations.
Native American Meditations completely performed, recorded and photographed in the sacred Black Hills by Lakota, Dineh/Navajo, Chumash, Cherokee, and other Native Americans.
These moving meditations with contemplative tribal music are presented in deluxe wrap-around packaging with a beautiful 12-page color booklet.
In addition to spoken word, the record features cedar flute/singing by Eli Battese, additional traditional instrumentation and authentic sounds of nature recorded live on location, including thunderstorm, stream and more.
Of special interest is the inclusion of the first-ever recorded performance of “Lakota Woman’s Power Song,” sung by Nyla Helper, and an excerpt from the “Beauty Way”, a traditional Dineh (Navajo) chant shared in both original Dineh language and English in alternating lines.
“From the colorful jacket cover with it’s fold out pages full of beautiful pictures of Buffalo and the Black Hills of South Dakota to the wise words of Crazy Horse, Tecumseh and Chief Seattle, all packaged in the most impressive way I have seen, I am impressed! It is a teaching way in itself that may CD’s designs lack.
The CD is the real jewel of this precious flower. It begins with Grandmother and her Grandson asking how we know what is right? From the moment I heard their words, I was captivated. Native American Meditations is a seven-course meal cooked and prepared with much love and heartfelt grace.”
Nominated for a Grammy in 2000 for Spoken Word Album.
1. Grandmother Narration #1
2. Lakota Woman's Power Song
4. I See the Earth
5. Spiritual Power
6. You have Noticed
7. When One Touches
8. Man Is
9. Once I Was In
10. As I Stood
11. Do Not Grieve
12. Grandmother Narration #2
13. The Butterfly
14. We Stand and Turn
15. The Color of Skin
17. Upon Suffering
18. There are Four Ways
19. House Made of Dawn
20. Grandmother Narration #3
21. Lakota Thunder Song
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