A. Paul Ortega - Two Worlds & Three Worlds (CR-7077)
In the early 1960's, Mescalero Apache musician, A. Paul Ortega created a sound that forever revolutionized the landscape of Native American music. A respected medicine man, he effortlessly fused Native American healing traditions with the gentle strum of guitar, the stomp of bass drum and the mournful cry of harmonica. With blues-tinged vocals and storytelling that draw upon Native culture, Two Worlds and Three Worlds have gone on to become modern classics of contemporary Native American musical expression.
"This album is dedicated to all those who are in love, out of love, wanna be in love and dream about love..."
The voices and guitars of Joanne Shenandoah (Oneida Six Nations Iroquois) and A. Paul Ortega (Mescalero Apache) join in original songs about the ways of living and loving among native peoples. Two selections were featured on "Northern Exposure."
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