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Various Artists / Rough Guide Native America
Album:Rough Guide Native America Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists Added:08/2012
Label:World Music Network 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2012-11-11 Pull Date:2013-01-13 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:13 Jan16 Dec9 Dec2 Dec18 Nov

 Recent Airplay
1.Jan 17, 2013:The Sunset Life
As The Rez Turns
4.Dec 13, 2012:The Sunset Life
As The Rez Turns
2.Jan 12, 2013:Music Casserole
American Indian Movement Song
5.Dec 06, 2012:The Sunset Life
As The Rez Turns
3.Dec 15, 2012:Music Casserole
As The Rez Turns
6.Dec 06, 2012:The Doldrummer
Oti Nikan

Album Review
Reviewed 2012-11-06 
This 2-disc set is the 2nd Rough Guide to focus on N.A. music. A mix of both traditional and contemporary songs from many Nations including Navajo, Blackfoot, Apache and Cree. Disc 2 is by Pura Fe from the Tuscarora Nation. Every track is worth a play and the typically good Rough Guide notes are informative.

*1. Gorgeous a capella intro by female chorus then driving drums!!
2. Quiet flute w/whale sounds, slow. Then soft guitar.
*3. Upbeat female chorus w/tamborine. Lively & way cool.
*4. High energy traditional drum circle/call response vocals.
*5. Great foot stomping upbeat chicken scratch.
6. A relaxed new age sound w/English vocals.
7. Slow guitar/flute . Relaxed and calming.
*8. Powerful drum circle with call/response vocals. Great stuff.
9. Starts slow, picks up a duel between drums and flutes.
10. Upbeat then almost a reggae beat w/vocals.
*11. Soaring drum circle voices w/mixed M & F singers.
*12. Very slow w/old woman’s voice. Wise and calm.
Disc 2 inside: Decca 11/2012

All tracks byPura Fe from her album “Full Moon Rising.” Joined by a strong chorus and backed by strings and percussion. She’s got a lot of passion in her voice and sings both traditional songs but also blues, soul, and funk. She’s great.

*1. Midtempo but driving w/chorus & banjo.
*2. Warm, crystal-clear female voices relaxed & beautiful.
3. Slow guitar into then languid female voices.
4. Mid/upbeat female variation of drum circle w/strings.
5. Muted chanting then some electronica/blues sound. English.
6. Picking up speed along the way, female chorus & perc.
*7. Slow w/Spanish spoken word backed by female singer strangely compelling w/a variety of cultures mixed in.
*8. Bluegrass guitar, relaxed & then female singer. Very swampy.
*9. Upbeat Indian Soul w/a wicked cool funk.
10. Relaxed strings & vocals that turns into a warm funky sound.
11. Pura Fe speaks against a back of relaxed strings/perc/chant.
12. Solo guitar, downtempo then the vocals sort of flow along.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.AsaniOti Nikan
2.R. Carlos Nakai And Keola BeamerKa Manō - 'the Shark'
3.BlackfootBuffalo Song
4.PipestoneAs The Rez Turns
5.Pima ExpressCrazy Spinning Chicken
6.Clan/DestineCrazy Horse
7.Estun-BahIn The Time Of Chiefs
8.C-WeedRun As One
9.AshokA Shifting Wind In The Breath Of Life
10.Casper Loma Da WaIdeal
11.BlackfireAmerican Indian Movement Song
12.Dorothy TsatokeI Am The Beginning And The End
13.Pura Fé4 Daughters
14.Pura FéGrammah?S Easter Lullaby
15.Pura FéMahk Jchi
16.Pura FéGreat Grandpah?S Banjo
17.Pura FéRed, Black On Blues
18.Pura FéDuhgneh
19.Pura FéCondor Meets The Eagle
20.Pura FéHard Time Killing Floor
21.Pura FéStand Up For Human Pride
22.Pura FéFlight Tonight
23.Pura FéAll My Relations
24.Pura FéThe Jam