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Navajo Songs

Various Artists
Navajo Songs

The lifestyles, philosophies, and traditions of the Navajo nation are represented by songs for herding, planting, harvesting, hunting, blessing hogans, and soothing children. The 1933 and 1940 field recordings from settlements in New Mexico and Arizona beautifully document a music largely vocal and highly melodic with relatively short song phrases repeated, divided, and combined in intriguingly complex ways. Recorded by Laura Boulton. Compiled and annotated by David McAllester and Charlotte Frisbie. "...[A] vocally rich collection..." — The Patriot Ledger

RELATED LESSON PLAN
"American Indian Music: Navajo Culture"
"Moccasin Madness! Navajo and Apache Moccasin Game Songs"

EN ESPAÑOL

Los estilos de vida, filosofías y tradiciones de la nación Navajo están representados por canciones para pastoreo, siembra, cosecha, caza, bendición de las hogans (casa india de la tribu de los navajos) y música relajante para los niños.

Las grabaciones de campo de 1933 y 1940 de los asentamientos en Nuevo México y Arizona, documentan bellamente una música en gran medida vocal y altamente melódica con frases repetidas, divididas y combinadas relativamente en una corta canción, de una manera compleja e intrigante. Grabado por Laura Boulton.

Compilado y anotado por David McAllester y Charlotte Frisbie. ”... [una] colección rica vocalmente ...“- El Patriot Ledger.

Track Listing

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Yeibichei Song: Talking God's Song Ben Hudson Begay 4:01
102
Yeibichei Song: Calling God's Song Ben Hudson Begay 3:24
103
Yeibichei Song n/a 2:53
104
Yeibichei Song n/a 2:18
105
Yeibichei Song n/a 3:37
106
Yeibichei Song n/a 3:18
107
Corn Grinding Song Joe Lee 1:20
108
Corn Grinding Song Joe Lee 1:57
109
Six Sway Songs n/a 3:11
110
Six Sway Songs n/a 3:30
111
Four Circle Dance Songs n/a 2:08
112
Five Circle Dance Songs n/a 2:56
113
4 Moccasin Game Songs: Ye'iitsoh Song / Counter Stick Song / The People of Lukachukai / Pinyon Jay song (medley) n/a 2:57
114
Moccasin Game Song: Wildcat Song Pablo and Frank Huerito 2:05
115
Moccasin Game Song: Chickadee Song Pablo and Frank Huerito 1:53
116
Moccasin Game Song [in vocables] Pablo and Frank Huerito 1:38
117
Moccasin Game Song: Cicada or Locust Song Pablo and Frank Huerito 1:51
118
Moccasin Game Song: Antelope Song, Gray Song Pablo and Frank Huerito 1:28
119
Moccasin Game Song: Crow Song Pablo and Frank Huerito 1:14

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