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Matriarch: Iroquois Women's Songs ()


Joanne Shenandoah's voice is silvery smooth, golden rich, and milky warm. According to Shenandoah, woman of the Iroquois served as spiritual advisors, political counselors, and healers -- placed in positions to temper the aggressive nature of the males. Matriarch is dedicated to members of Shenandoah's clan -- sisters, aunts, grandmothers -- and other key women of the Oneida. Her native language is strong on long vowels, smoother even than Hawaiian; the album is as soothing as a lullaby yet brisk with breathtaking vocal ...

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  1. Kahawi'tha
  2. Kanekotsy^: Tha?
  3. Yakolihuny^Hi
  4. Katsitsy^Tha?
  5. Tekanatsyaslitha
  6. Tsyakow^Niyo
  7. Kaluhyanu: Wes
  8. Katsitsi?: Yos
  9. Tekalihwa Kwha
  10. Kalunyaha: Wi
  11. Taw^: Tene?
  12. Kahlu'nyuhe?
  13. K^Nikast?Sla
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Matriarch: Iroquois Women's Songs
1996, Silver Wave

UPC: 021585091320


Matriarch: Iroquois Women's Songs
1996, Silver Wave

UPC: 021585091344


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