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Shaman's Drums

Shaman's Drums combines trance-inducing drums, native flutes and droning didgeridoos in a rousing celebration of shamanic music. The music on this album is based on a simple trio of shamanic instruments: the drum, the flute and the didgeridoo. Each instrument opens a path of communication between the spiritual and earthly realms. Each instrument helps induce trance states, opening the inner, spiritual ear and eye. Each is related to the soul, which extends far beyond the physical body, connecting us to the symphony of the universe.

The sound of the shaman's drum is very important, for it is a voice with great power and it is a voice that is a gift to us from a greater being. Its steady beat is akin to the primal pulse, the heart, throbbing within all that exists. The shaman uses the drum to create a bridge to the spirit world and summon the healing power of spirit.

Aboriginal tradition equates the low-pitched, rhythmic resonance of the didgeridoo with the voice of the Earth itself. According to an Aboriginal Dreamtime legend, the god of creation Baiame created man and woman, giving them the didgeridoo to sound all other life into form. Didgeridoos produce a range of infrasonics; extremely low frequency sound waves that stimulate a wide array of euphoric trance-like states.

The flute is akin to birds, flight and the breath, which is spirit. Its chirp, warble, and bird-like notes make your heart soar. Its sound represents the voice of the birds, the voice of the wind and the voice of the soul -- those things that are free to move and fly. So taken all together this trio; the flute, drum, and didgeridoo, represents the whole voice of Creation. Listen to the entire album in our store (headphones recommended). Song titles:

1. Fire Circle 3:11
2. Morning Prayer 2:28
3. Heartbeat 2:45
4. Dreamtime Dance 2:36*
5. Power Song 3:00
6. Earth's Lament 2:39
7. Didgeridoo Dreaming 2:21
8. Snake Dance 3:24
9. Rain Blessing 2:04
10. Spirit Voices 3:02
11. Canyon Sentinels 3:05
12. Twilight Owls 4:07**

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Special thanks to the following artists of freesound.org for their contributions to this CD:
Under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license:
Kerri Lake for Native American Flute on Earth's Lament and Snake Dance
William E. Clemmons for Native American Flute on Heartbeat and Power Song
Alida Santandrea for Native American Flute on Morning Prayer, Rain Blessing and Canyon Sentinels
Anton Woldhek for Didgeridoo on Fire Circle
Jimmie P Rodgers for Didgeridoo on Didgeridoo Dreaming

Sounds from freesound.org:
Under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license:
drone_key-d.WAV by Anton Woldhek
Native American flute D minor by Alida Santandrea
Native American Flute - Improv 4 - F minor - 120BPM - WET.mp3 by William E. Clemmons
track3.mp3 by Kerri Lake
Jimmie's Didgeridoo by qubodup
overblow_echo.mp3 by Kerri Lake
Native American flute high E by Alida Santandrea
Native American flute G minor echo effect by Alida Santandrea
Tawny Owls 2.wav by Benboncan

Sounds from ccmixter.org:
Under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license:
Native American Flute in D minor Improv 1 by William E. Clemmons

* Dreamtime Dance is a derivative of "Birch Run" by Kevin MacLeod, incompetech.com
Licensed under Creative Commons: CC BY 3.0, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
** Twilight Owls is a derivative of "Night of the Owl" by Kevin MacLeod, incompetech.com
Licensed under Creative Commons: CC BY 3.0, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Cover Art: Photos © 2014 by Laura Walthers: BeingEnchanted.com

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License

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