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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 

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Album Review
Decca
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.Asani Oti Nikan
2.R. Carlos Nakai And Keola Beamer Ka Manō - 'the Shark'
3.Blackfoot Buffalo Song
4.Pipestone As The Rez Turns
5.Pima Express Crazy Spinning Chicken
6.Clan/Destine Crazy Horse
7.Estun-Bah In The Time Of Chiefs
8.C-Weed Run As One
9.Ashok A Shifting Wind In The Breath Of Life
10.Casper Loma Da Wa Ideal
11.Blackfire American Indian Movement Song
12.Dorothy Tsatoke I Am The Beginning And The End
13.Pura Fé 4 Daughters
14.Pura Fé Grammah?S Easter Lullaby
15.Pura Fé Mahk Jchi
16.Pura Fé Great Grandpah?S Banjo
17.Pura Fé Red, Black On Blues
18.Pura Fé Duhgneh
19.Pura Fé Condor Meets The Eagle
20.Pura Fé Hard Time Killing Floor
21.Pura Fé Stand Up For Human Pride
22.Pura Fé Flight Tonight
23.Pura Fé All My Relations
24.Pura Fé The Jam