The rarely played cane flute is heard and continues to captivate the heart in this wonderful recording. The cane flute was traditional in the sacred music of Native American Indians, but itsrich sounding music almost became lost in time. This album is soft and soothing and rich with the echoes of the great traditions and soul of our American past, with the spirit of the present, and the prayers and hopes for our future.
The Apache cane flute is indigenous to the Southwest. Itís carved from the tall stalks of the desert river cane. According to traditional stories a young man played beautiful melodies as he was taught be his elders. This was the way to pursue a young woman with great respect, beauty, and gentleness. The flute of the high plains is said to be a gift from the bird people. A young boy heard the tapping of a woodpecker as he sat outside his tipi. As he looked up at the tree he saw 4 young woodpeckers. These woodpeckers carved holes out of a hollow tree branch. As the wind began to pick up the woodpeckers hopped up and down on the tree branch as the wind blew through it. The first sounds of the northern flute played as the tree swayed from side to side. The branch fell from the tree and into the arms of the young boy. From that day on the boy played the flute from village to village. A gift from the bird people.
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