Heart of the World CD
By Mary Youngblood
Mary Youngblood performs on a variety of flutes including multi-chamber flutes which allow two or more notes to be played simultaneously. Joanne Shenandoah's vocals are on six tracks along with Tom Wasinger's and Youngblood's. Guitar, cittern, mountain dulcimer, bass, drums, hand-drums, percussion, mouthbow, eagle bone whistle and bowed zither are the unique instruments played to subtle perfection against Youngblood's different keyed flutes. Both meditative and playful. Heart of the World is translated from the language of the U'Wa people of northeastern Columbia who are struggling to survive the invasion of oil companies on their sacred land.