The Blessing Way: Native American Flute, Chanting and Drumming

The wind whistling through Arizona’s Canyon de Chelly and songbirds that make that beautiful canyon their home, join the flute, drumming, and chanting of Native American performer, Perry Silverbird, in a tribute to his land and cu…

The wind whistling through Arizona’s Canyon de Chelly and songbirds that make that beautiful canyon their home, join the flute, drumming, and chanting of Native American performer, Perry Silverbird, in a tribute to his land and culture in The Blessing Way.

The listener is transported to a rocky ridge within the canyon as the sun rises and the birds awaken. Perry Silverbird begins the melodious poetry of his small reed flute. The music seems to spiral through the canyon, echoing off its massive red walls. As the sun moves higher, his drumming commences like the pulsing rhythm of the earth. Far away, there is chanting. It draws nearer and surrounds the listener with the cleansing of The Blessing Way, a sacred Navajo ceremony. Gradually, while the sunlight fades and the canyon turns to twilight, the chanting and drumming fade as well. When the lone flute finally ceases and the birds have nested for the night, all that is left is the wind whistling once again through the haunting darkness of Canyon de Chelly. The Blessing Way was recorded on location in the Navajo Nation’s spectacular Canyon de Chelly (pronounced Shay), in the northeastern corner of Arizona. The musical performances are crystal clear and the sounds of nature are quite remarkable, making the combination both uplifting and calming.

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