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.
Buy the album or MP3 downloads:
- In North America: Handprints of Our People. Other recordings available: Burning Sky: Music for Native American Flute/Guitar/Percussion, Points of Origin, Butterfly Dreams
- In Europe: Handprints of Our People. Other recordings available: Points of Origin, Butterfly Dreams
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.”.