Composer Peter Kater brings together a stellar cast of Native American musicians to create a dynamic recording that encompasses haunting flutes, soulful chants, and driving rhythms all framed within Kater's remarkable contemporary arrangements. Performed by a world class ensemble of musicians, this spirited recording gathers the sounds and music of diverse peoples into one unified and deeply inspired voice, as we all come together to chant,dance,live and love under one Red Moon.
The Turtle Lodge is a facility of the Sagkeeng First Nation in Manitoba, Canada. It was built by volunteers and is a place where people of all cultures can come to learn, heal, and reconnect with the earth. It was built with the vision of an Anishinabe (Ojibwe) elder and serves as a gathering place for peer leadership and mentoring programs for youth. The Turtle Lodge offers these sacred songs for ceremonial purposes. Two songs are shared by other Canadian tribes, the Miq Maq from eastern Canada and the Napish from Eagle Lake First Nation. They are healing prayer songs received through fasting and ceremony and are not intended for competitive singing. The songs are done in honor and respect for guidance given by ancestors. Appropriate for sweat lodge ceremonies.
Robert's words..." I am haunted by memories of the Sundance Drum. Leaving one world and entering another - forever burned into the essence of my life. The Sundance Drum is a heartbeat - the sound of a living culter. Visions of sacrifice - life present and past; have been etched and painted into stone, memories that have been recorded for our children and grandchildren. Spirit songs that have been recorded in pictures - forever - preserving the Sacred. "Stone Song" is my tribute t these historians. My breath - a voice passed to you through a vision. Stone Song is a key to our past; and a doorway to a new beginning. Leave your preconceptions behind...and walk a bridge between two worlds."
It has been said that the natural and supernatural worlds are inseparable: we are in constant movement with them. "Shaman's Journey" is Robert's experience in these worlds; a relationship with Distant Time, Dreaming, and the Unconscious Mind. Journey with the music. Allow yourself to step back in time, through each song - through each experience. Listen to what you can discover: this may be a piece of your puzzle.