Sacred Mountains CD (2005)

Artist: Louie Gonnie

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Product Overview


Label Canyon Records/ra
SKU 63994076
UPC 729337638327
UPC 14 00729337638327
Format CD
Release Date 8/2/2005
Author Louie Gonnie
Technical Info
Producer Robert Doyle; Stephen Butler
CatalogID CR 63832
Lable Name Canyon Records
Released 03/17/2005
Original Release 2005
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 44m : 13s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00729337638327
Album Notes and Credits
Liner Note Author: Louie Gonnie.
Recording information: Phoenix, AZ.
Photographer: John Running.
Most people have heard Native American music through film. However, historically speaking, Tinsel Town's version of Native American music has been harsh, obnoxious, and primitive. Sometimes it has even been completely inaccurate.
Louie Gonnie's SACRED MOUNTAINS is a wonderful example of authentic Navajo or Dine music. On this album, Gonnie sings the songs of his people and his ancestors. As the title implies, this music is also inspired by the Arizona landscape, specifically the canyons, spires, arches, and buttes of this desert region. Tracks such as "Generations," and "The Elders" reflect upon Dine family history. On these selections, Gonnie's contemplative vocal melodies--sung in his native tongue--seem to glide effortlessly through the air. This album is also largely a cappella. On most tracks, we hear unison singing, even though different octaves are used. However, the opening songs "Sisnajini" and "Tsoodzil" both use call and response: a style of singing that emphasizes a soloist and a backing choir. The latter also uses a subtle drum pulse played on a low tom-tom. For those looking to hear genuine southwestern Indian music, SACRED MOUNTAINS is far from Hollywood pretense.
Disc 1
1 Sisnaj¡n¡
2 Tsoodzil
3 Dook¢¢sl¡¡d
4 Dibe Nstaa
5 Dzil N ' Oodilii
6 Ch¢ol' I¡
7 Hooghan
8 Generations
9 Elders, The
10 Children Of Tomorrow
Product Attributes
Artist Gonnie,Louie
Music Format Compact Disc
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