Navajo Songs

by Various Artists

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The lifestyles, philosophies, and traditions of the Navajo nation are represented by songs for herding, planting, harvesting, hunting, blessing hogans, and soothing children. The 1933 and 1940 field recordings from settlements in New Mexico and Arizona beautifully document a music largely vocal and highly melodic with relatively short song phrases repeated, divided, and combined in intriguingly complex ways. Recorded by Laura Boulton. Compiled and annotated by David McAllester and Charlotte Frisbie. "...[A] vocally rich collection..." —The Patriot Ledger

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released October 1, 1992

1992, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Learn more: folkways.si.edu/navajo-songs/american-indian/music/album/smithsonian

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