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Reviews by Jean Michel Surmely, Journalist (Wolfheart)

Speaker in Native Star Knowledge Conferences in the US

Canyon Records

Canyon Records has an extensive collection of traditional recordings from almost all tribes, Pow Wow music, most of them on tapes. I will review mainly the CDs. If you are looking for a particular Tribe or a special kind of Indian music, you will find your hapiness by visiting their web site :

Visitez le site web de Canyon Records, vous y trouverez quasiment la musique traditionnelle de toutes les tribus, principalement sur cassettes. Mes reviews concernent surtout les CD.

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CR-7020 "Inside Monument Valley" by Paul Horn & R.Carlos Nakai. Two masters of the flute composed live music inside the sacred site of the Navajo Nation with the only background of nature sounds provided by Mother Earth in her own way. Solos and duets with the transverse flutes of New Age master Paul Horn and the Native flutes from Carlos Nakai. The result is magic, this is an album to really listen to, because you can feel the energy of this powerful place, and hear the silence of the Dineh desert. We do not hear the natural silence any more on most of the Earth today, so this music is a true gem. Carlos Nakai, from the Navajo and Ute Nation, received a Grammy Award nomination for this album. Since there is no sound manipulation nor any other electronic instruments, this kind of music could really be named Native Classical Music.

Une superbe œuvre classique pourrait-on dire, créée au cœur du site sacré des Navajos par Paul Horn, un des pionniers de la musique New Age, improvisant sur ses flûtes traversières, et Carlos Nakai, le maître de la Flûte Indienne. La musique a été composée in situ, les deux musiciens écoutant d'abord le silence et les bruits naturels de notre Mère la Terre et créant solos et duos en fonction.(alors que souvent c'est le contraire, on rajoute en studio des sons de la nature comme c'est le cas sur les musiques New Age, et nombre d'albums de musique Native composée ou jouée avant). Carlos Nakai a reçu une nomination pour cet album.

More reviews to come about Canyon Records

Jean Michel Surmely (Wolfheart) is a member of the French Union of Independant Writers and Journalists and member of the French Association of Journalists Reporters Photographers and Movie-makers. If you are an artist, producer or label you can send material to review (2 pieces of each) to :

Jean Michel Surmely
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Mt Ida, AR 71957

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