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Tribal Songs of the American Indian
Genres: World Music, Pop
The editors at the Madacy label did a nice job with this collection in choosing stirring, beautiful traditional music from various Native American cultures. Liner notes would have helped explain the significance and contex... more »
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The editors at the Madacy label did a nice job with this collection in choosing stirring, beautiful traditional music from various Native American cultures. Liner notes would have helped explain the significance and context of the different songs, but even without them the performances are highly enjoyable. Included are chants and dances from the Cherokee, Navaho, Sioux, and Comanche nations as well as a "Rain Chant," "Burial Chant," "Hunter's Chant," and other songs whose origins are not identified. Most of the songs present strong unison male voices backed by a large ceremonial drum. However, the whistles far in the background of "Dance of the Sun God" and "Chieftain Dance" add a delicate counterpoint, effectively evoking the mysteries of the natural world, the next world, and the meeting of the two. --Bob Tarte
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Frank G. from E GREENVILLE, PA
Reviewed on 3/4/2007...
I made a mistake in getting this cd since I thought it had Indian music on it that were not chants, but they are chants.
So I would like to swap it.
If you like Indian chants, it sound very good and authentic.
Only played a few times
Many repeat songs
Michael | New Jersey | 07/27/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This CD does have authentic Native American Indian Music but many of the songs just repeat with different titles. There are 2 songs that are copied 4 times each # 2,4,6,8 and 3,5,7,13 and 2 songs which are copied twice #15,17 and 9,12. Better bet for your money is Authentic Native American Music."
David Wonderlin | 01/15/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"In search of a better understanding of the essence of Native American cremonial music, I found myself quite dissapointed on hearing this CD. Reading each song title as I went. I discovered the same two songs repeating over and over, as the titles changed. This CD does a disservice to Native American culture by not properly crediting the tribal origin of each song."