Fifteen songs from the Silver Wave Native American catalog carefully selected to create an experience of healing, relaxation, and peace. From the powerful opening track "Peace and Power" by Joanne Shenandoah, to the heartfelt title track by Peter Kater, the music ranges from deep introspective pieces, to an outward sense of empowerment and joy. The album includes songs by Joanne Shenandoah, R. Carlos Nakai & Peter Kater, Robert Mirabal, Mary Youngblood, Alice Gomez, Lawrence Laughing and Michel Cusson, this recording showcases some of the finest Native artists recording today, and carries an important message of hope and healing.
- Artist: Various
- Format: Audio CD
- Number of discs: 1
- Original release date: 2000
- Label: Silver Wave Records
Of Navajo-Ute heritage, R. Carlos Nakai is the world's premier performer of the Native American flute. Nakai's first album, Changes, was released by Canyon Records in 1983, and since then he has released over thirty-five albums with Canyon plus additional albums and guest appearances on other labels. Nakai sees himself as iconoclastic traditionalist, viewing his cultural heritage as a source and inspiration, as well as a dynamic continuum of natural change, growth, and adaptation subject to the artist's expressive needs. In addition to playing the flute in its traditional role as a solo instrument, Nakai has also collaborated with top jazz and classical musicians.
Native American vocalist Joanne Shenandoah is a member of the Wolf Clan of the Oneida Nation, Iroquois Confederacy. Her parents, Maisie Shenandoah, a Clanmother, and the late Clifford Shenandoah, an Onondaga chief and jazz guitarist, loved music and named Joanne "Tek-ya-wha-wha," which means "she sings" in the Oneida language. In 1994, Shenandoah sang at the Woodstock Festival and has appeared on and created sound tracks for numerous television shows, most notably Northern Exposure and How the West Was Lost. She has performed and recorded with many accomplished musicians in Europe and America, including pianist/composer Peter Kater, Neil Young, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Jackson Browne, and Rita Coolidge.
Prayer For Peace is a meditative, soothing and introspective body of music perfect for massage work and alternative healing therapies. A donation from each CD sold will benefit “The World Peace Prayer Society."
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