McClellan, Kyle Robedeaux and Brian Stoner
For Our Loved Ones (Canyon Records CR-6397, 2005)
Peyote is a hallucinogen
made from a woolly Mexican cactus. It is used by many southwestern American Indian
tribes spiritual ceremonies.
For Our Loved Ones features Jeff McClellan (Sac & Fox, Iowa, Otoe,
Shawnee & Seneca), Kyle Robedeaux (Otoe/Seminole) and Brian Stoner
(Ponca/Cherokee). These Native American singers join voices in this reverent
collection of peyote songs from the Southern Plains of Oklahoma.Accompanied by the pulsating rhythm of water drum and gourd, their
passionate chanting is deeply rooted in the traditions of the Native American Church.
Providing healing and encouragement, the thirty-six songs on
For Our Loved Ones presented by McLellan, Robedeaux
and Stoner guide the listener on the spiritual journey along the sacred Peyote Road.
For Our Loved Ones].
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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 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. He was also the executive producer of the first Latino feature film made in North Carolina titled “Los sueños de Angélica.”.