Jay Begaye with Tiinesha Begaye
Horses Are Our Journey (Canyon Records CR-6467, 2010)
Singer, drummer and composer pays tribute to horses in his latest recording, Horses Are Our Journey. Ever since the Spaniards brought the horse to North America, it quickly became an essential part of American Indian life. Jay Begaye, who is Diné (Navajo) and his daughter, Tiinesha Begaye (Similkameen-Dine), honor their horses through their music.
The mesmerizing Horses Are Our Journey includes traditional Navajo music as well as Canadian Round Dance (Jay Begaye spent many years before returning to Arizona) songs and a Pow-Wow style piece with lyrics by Jay Begaye and Tiinesha Begaye.
Horses Are Our Journey is a down to earth passionate recording which reflects the beauty of the Diné (Navajo) culture.
Buy the CD or MP3: Horses Are Our Journey. Other recordings available: The Colorful World: Songs from the Diné Heartland, Honoring Our Ways, Round Dance in Beauty, Beauty Way, The Long Walk, Night of the Northern Lights,
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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 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.