Aaron White and Anthony Wakeman
Handprints of Our People (Canyon Records CR-7083, 2011)
Handprints of Our People is a richly melodic and evocative album by guitarist Aaron White (Navajo/Ute) and flautist Anthony Wakeman (Gun Lake Band of Pottawatomi/Oglala Lakota). The album has an intertribal nature. Wakeman is from Montana in the northern plains and White comes from the southwest.
Together, the American Indian musicians celebrate Mother Earth and the heart and soul of all life.
Wakeman (of the Gunlake Band of Pottawatomi/Oglala Lakota) is an apprentice flutemaker to his uncle, the noted artist David A. Montour, and his experience as a craftsman gives his composition greater expressiveness and depth.
Aaron White is a singer, songwriter, composer and guitarist. He has lead numerous bands, including Burning Sky, Skychasers, and Super Chief. His heritage is Navajo and Ute, although he grew up in urban California.
A beautifully crafted album of American Indian impressions.
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