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Matriarch
Joanne Shenandoah
Matriarch
Genres: World Music, New Age, Pop
 
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If there's a female equivalent to Native American flutist R. Carlos Nakai in vision and talent, it's Joanne Shenandoah. In this collection celebrating the nurturing spirit of not only the women in Shenandoah's life but of ...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Joanne Shenandoah
Title: Matriarch
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Silver Wave
Original Release Date: 10/15/1996
Release Date: 10/15/1996
Genres: World Music, New Age, Pop
Styles: North America, Native American, Meditation, Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 021585091320, 021585091344

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If there's a female equivalent to Native American flutist R. Carlos Nakai in vision and talent, it's Joanne Shenandoah. In this collection celebrating the nurturing spirit of not only the women in Shenandoah's life but of all mothers, sisters, aunts, and friends, Shenandoah sings traditional Iroquois chants with a unique grace and poise. Her voice shimmers like silk in motherly lullabies and soft incantations. Some songs feature light accompaniment from a cedar flute and occasional drums, but most of the CD is Shenandoah's naturally beautiful voice echoing over a landscape of inspiring silence. Healing and exquisite. --Karen Karleski

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An excellent gift for Mother's Day
Kiowa/Chickasaw (mshkidt@aol.com) | SF Bay Area | 04/22/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is the first CD by Joanne Shenanadoah that I have listened to. It contains such beautiful music. Here are some of the reasons why I urge everyone, especially women, to buy it: Each time I listen to it I feel so moved and so proud to be a woman. The beauty of these songs truly honors all women. The arrangements of these traditional Haudenosaunee-Iroquois chants and melodies by Ms. Shenandoah and Tom Wasinger evoke peace and wellbeing. And the liner notes are wonderful to read: each song is dedicated to one of Ms. Shenandoah's family members with a description of the qualities that person has which happens to fit the particular song. Such a wonderful and loving tribute to her family. As a Kiowa/Chickasaw woman I am pleased to be able to include this in my collection of native and powwow music."
Matriarch Iroqois Women's Songs by Joanne Shenandoah
E. Campbell | Michigan, USA | 12/07/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The music on this CD is truly haunting. Joanne Shenandoah manages to touch in so many ways, with joy, sorrow, hope, love, and more. Her voice is clear, and it resonates with real emotion. I would recommend this to anyone for relaxation or inspiration."
Beautiful, Haunting Sounds
Minniemousse | Pleasant Valley, MO United States | 12/03/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I bought this cd recently, and can't stop playing it. The Music is some of the most soothing, warm, conforting--this is the best CD. I have shared this CD with my friends and they agree the sound is beautiful. I would like to know the translation of the words, this I think would make it more meaningful. Sometimes you don't want to sing words that you don't know the meaning of (and I find myself trying to sing along). I wish Ms. Shenandoah would provide an interpretation of what they mean. I would recommend this to anyone who wants music to touch their heart and soul."