Two Worlds & Three Worlds

Item No: 29666

$ 17.99

  • In the early 1960's, Mescalero Apache musician, A. Paul Ortega created a sound that forever revolutionized the landscape of Native American music. A respected medicine man, he effortlessly fused Native American healing traditions with the gentle strum of guitar, the stomp of bass drum and the mournful cry of harmonica. With blues-tinged vocals and storytelling that draw upon Native culture, Two Worlds and Three Worlds have gone on to become modern classics of contemporary Native American musical expression.

    • Artist: A. Paul Ortega
    • Format: Audio CD
    • Number of discs: 1
    • Original release date: 2005
    • Label: Canyon Records
  • Mescalero Apache musician A. Paul Ortega was born in New Mexico and currently lives in Albuquerque. An award-winning artist and respected spiritual leader among his people, Ortega is a noted singer and songwriter. Ortega has been recording with Canyon Records since 1969 and has released four albums. His two solo albums, Two Worlds and Three Worlds, are landmark albums in the musical expression of Native Americans about their place in the outer society. Ortega plays the guitar and drum and sings melodies based on traditional chants, combining Indian songs and folk music to achieve a style distinctly his own. He regularly performs throughout the Untied States, Canada and Europe.
  • A. Paul Ortega carries on the musical traditions passed down to him from his ancestors. In many Native American cultures, these musicians play a role in traditional ceremonies that serve as prayers for blessings and rain. Their music is appreciated around the world for its unique and beautiful sound and its role in preserving an important cultural legacy.
  • At Shumakolowa Native Arts we are proud to sell rare and hard-to-find music that celebrates Native American and Pueblo culture, history and art. Our selection of music has been carefully curated by our team of experts to inspire and provide insight into these unique art forms.
  • At Shumakolowa Native Arts, we are proud to bring you books, music and films that celebrate and illuminate Native American artists and the original authentic art forms that are distinctive to Native Americans of the Southwest. These works are written, produced, directed or recorded by Native American authors, filmmakers and musicians or were created in consultation with Native American experts. In our unique collection of media, we bring you the finest scholarly books recognized for their nuanced exploration of Native American culture; music that comes out of Native traditions of prayer, song and dance; and films that use the voices of Native American people to examine their stories, art and history.
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