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Music of New Mexico: Native American Traditions


  • 1. Zuni Pueblo Rainbow Dance Song - Fernando Cellicion/Florentine Johnson/Alton Nastacio
    2. Picuris Pueblo Captive Dance Song - Bernard Duran
    3. Picuris Pueblo Two-Step Dance Song - Bernard Duran
    4. San Juan Pueblo Cloud Dance Song - Cipriano Garcia/Peter Garcia & The Garcia Brothers/Jerry Garcia
    5. Navajo Two-Step Dance Song - Carl Tsosie
    6. Navajo Two-Step Dance Song - Carl Tsosie
    7. Taos Pueblo Round Dance Song - Ernesto F. Martinez/Juan O. Lujan/Ruben Romero
    8. Taos Pueblo Round Dance Song - Ernesto F. Martinez/Juan O. Lujan/Ruben Romero
    9. New Navajo Two-Step Song Dance: Enjoy Our Lives Together Forever - Turtle Mountain Singers
    10. New Navajo Skip Dance Song: It's Your Fault That You're Looking for You - Turtle Mountain Singers
    11. Zuni Courting Flute Song - Fernando Cellicion
    12. Handshake, The - A. Paul Ortega
    13. Moccasin Game Song - A. Paul Ortega/Sharon Burch
    14. Traveling Song, The - A. Paul Ortega
    15. Tsdii-Bird - Geraldine Barney
    16. Welcome Home - Sharon Burch
    17. Taos Pueblo Courting Song - John Rainer, Jr.
    18. Taos Pueblo Round Dance Song - John Rainer, Jr.
    19. Glitter Nights - Geraldine Barney
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 40408

  • Credits
    ProducerHoward Bass
    EngineerPeggy McAfee; John Tyler

    Personnel: A. Paul Ortega (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar); Geraldine Barney (vocals, guitar, flute); Sharon Burch (vocals, guitar, harmonica); Fernando Cellicion (vocals, flute); John Dennison, Samuel Harrison (vocals, background vocals); Eddie Martinez, Bernard Duran, Cipriano Garcia, Ernesto F. Martinez, Peter Garcia, Jimmie Castillo, Juan O. Lujan, Florentine Johnson, Alton Nastacio, Carl Tsosie, Jerry Garcia, Ruben Romero, Turtle Mountain Singers (vocals); John Rainer, Jr. (flute).
    Audio Mixer: Guy Randall.
    Recording information: Mesita, Laguna Espanol (02/??/1990-01/28/1992); Mesita, Laguna Pueblo (02/??/1990-01/28/1992); National Museum Of American History (02/??/1990-01/28/1992); Provo, UT (02/??/1990-01/28/1992); Santa Fe, NM (02/??/1990-01/28/1992); Sante Fe (02/??/1990-01/28/1992); Smithsonian's National Museum Of American History (02/??/1990-01/28/1992); Taos Pueblo (02/??/1990-01/28/1992); Zuni Pueblo (02/??/1990-01/28/1992).
    Photographers: Rick Vargas; Hugh Talman; Howard Bass.
    Unknown Contributor Role: John Rainer, Jr.
    This is a 67-minute compilation of Pueblo, Navajo, and Apache music from New Mexico, recorded in the early '90s. Ceremonial two-step and round dance songs are represented, as well as some flute pieces and a few numbers featuring only singing and guitar that come close to singer/songwriter territory. The ceremonial pieces, used as the name implies for serious ceremonies rather than entertainment, emphasize chanting and rattling percussion, and are not likely to interest most listeners looking for casual entertainment. The songs by Sharon Burch and Geraldine Barney, on the other hand, are rather in the straight folk vein, though Burch sings in Navajo and uses the techniques that are found in much Navajo music. ~ Richie Unterberger

  • Critic Reviews
    Dirty Linen (Apr/May 93, p.73) - "...presents the traditional and contemporary music of the Pueblo, Navajo, and Apache people..."
    Option (Nov.-Dec./92, p.135) - "...enough different chants appear on this CD, and the renditions are artful enough, that this may be one of the best presentations of native chanting on record..."
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