Sacred Ground, A Tribute to Mother Earth (Silverwave Records SD942,
Producer Jim Wilson (Robbie Robertson, Walela) has joined
forces with some of the top stars of Native American music to create all new
recordings of songs that honor Mother Earth.
The album is uneven. There are edgy songs such as “Mountains Song,” “Seeking
Light,” “People of Yesterday,” and “Let Us Dance,” with tribal singing,
captivating vocals, and electronic grooves. The participants that stand out are
Mirabal, Star Nayez with
Verdell Primeaux & Johnny Mike, and
Shenandoah. The magic dissipates in the new agey pieces by
Bill Miller and Little Wolf Band.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.