Produced by Peter Kater
Open the doorway to the gifts of the North with Sacred Earth's Wind of the North (the second of a four CD set based on the Four Directions). The Native American flute, guitars and rhythms of Sacred Earth, are crafted into radiant music by multi-Grammy nominated producer Peter Kater. The evocative voices of special guests Kevin Locke and two-time Grammy award winner Rita Coolidge create an atmosphere full of light.
Throughout the world tribal people honor the Four Winds (the four cardinal directions). The North Wind is represented by white light, a combination of all colors in the spectrum. The color white promotes meditation aiding a seeker to find truth, purity, and simplicity. Enjoy this timeless musical journey with Sacred Earth.
Peter Kater Piano
Kevin Locke Native American Flute, Chanting, Vocals
Rita Coolidge Vocals
Paul McCandless Oboe, Penny Whistles
Pete Korpela Percussion
Sacred Earth Everything Else
All songs composed by Sacred Earth and published by Kater Music/BMI except for Purification Chant which is a traditional Lakota chant arranged by and put to music by Sacred Earth.
Purification Chant 4:57 waci auwelo, wanyankiyayo - Behold, they come dancing. tatanka oyate waci auwelo - The buffalo nation comes dancing. iwaye ce namah onwe - I am praying, hear me. iwaye ce namah onwe - I am praying, hear me. iwaye ce namah onwe - I am praying, hear me. iwaye ce wakan ca ecetuwe - I am praying that sacredness may be restored. mahpiya tipi wan ogna iwaye - Here in this heavenly lodge I am praying. iwaye ce namah onwe - I am praying hear me. iwaye ce namah onwe - I am praying hear me. iwaye ce namah onwe - I am praying hear me. iwaye ce wakan ca ecetuwe - I am praying that sacredness may be restored.
Rita Coolidge (Cherokee), a two time Grammy winner, is an enduring talent blessed with radiant Native American beauty. Her recording career has spawned over several dozen albums worldwide including a multi-platinum disc. She is one of the most versatile singers of the rock generation. In 1997, Coolidge was one of the founding members of Walela, a Native American music trio. Walela means hummingbird in Cherokee. Rita s most heartfelt commitment remains to the Native American community. The commitment to her Cherokee heritage carries through her life, If we have the vision and the dream, anything can come true.
Kevin Locke (Hunkpapa Band of Lakota Sioux and Anishinabe), a Grammy nominee, is known throughout the world as a visionary Hoop Dancer, the preeminent player of the indigenous Northern Plains Flute, a traditional storyteller, cultural ambassador, recording artist and educator. Kevin was awarded a National Heritage Fellowship by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), which recognized him as a Master Traditional Artist who has contributed to the shaping of our artistic traditions and to preserving the cultural diversity of the United States. Kevin s goal is to raise awareness of the oneness we share as human beings. His belief in the unity of human kind is expressed dramatically in the traditional hoop dance which illustrates the roles and responsibilities that all human beings have within the hoops (or circles) of life.
Producer/Composer PETER KATER has worked deeply and extensively with many musicians from many cultures and traditions around the world. In addition to receiving multiple Grammy nominations and the Environmental Leadership Award from the United Nations, he has performed world-wide and written music for over 100 television and film programs, 11 On & Off-Broadway dramatic plays and he has produced over 50 CD s. He is constantly looking for a unique creative adventure and is always open to what s next.