Life Blood - Joanne Shenandoah
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  1. Messenger
  2. Circle of Friendship
  3. When Eyes Meet
  4. Path of Beauty
  5. Song of Union
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  1. Messenger
  2. Circle of Friendship
  3. When Eyes Meet
  4. Path of Beauty
  5. Song of Union
  6. Woman's Dance
  7. Dance of the North
  8. Life Blood
  9. Messenger Reprise
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After their moving collaboration on a TV documentary, vocalist Joanne Shenandoah and pianist/composer Peter Kater were moved to record a whole album of traditional Iroquois songs. These nine ancient songs are similar in melody and lyrics; the melodic line is long and sweet like a lullaby while the language flies light with elongated vowel sounds. For the most part, Kater surrounds the songs airily, with light organ chords that touch extended vistas. Only "Woman's Dance" is jazzed up. His piano adds sweet, melodic touches. ...

Life Blood 1994, Silver Wave

UPC: 021585080928

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