Throughout human history and across most native traditions, constant repetitive rhythms and the steady drone of chanting have carried shamans and other spiritual seekers into other dimensions in ecstatic trance. Even today, this music, as ancient as the rocks and wind, provides sacred transport to higher states of well being and bliss. Attaining the Shante Ishta is the goal of this journey. This is the “single eye of the heart," the third eye or wisdom eye of the ancients--the shaman's eye. It is the place where the individual soul attunes to the collective, universal heartbeat that unites us all.
Shaman's Eye brims with multi-layered currents of sound and chanting woven around a steady stream of theta rhythms. These provocative rhythms are designed to tap into our own ancestral depths and call us into the secret worlds of trance. Each of these musical landscapes is alive with its own distinctive spirit energy. As they carry us forward they become the vehicle for our journeys.
In the true spirit of musical alchemy, Amani Friend blends his technical skills with his innate understanding of the power of sound and vibration to heal and transform. With deep reverence, he weaves the strands of pan-global percussive and melodic expressions, sacred chants, and the atmospheres of nature around the steady heartbeat of trance to inspire inner journeys.
All Music Composed, Arranged, & Mixed by Amani Friend
Released on White Swan Records on January 30th, 2007
Robert Mirabal - Taos Flute, Native Chanting, Bird Calls
Sarah West - Sacred Chanting, Breath & Words
Rara Avis - Sacred Chanting, Overtone Singing, Breath & Words
Steve Landsberg - Surbahar & Tampura
Dominic Dean Breaux – Wooden Flute
Michael Kott - Space Cello
Jim McGrath - Udu Drum
David Dunn - Nature Recordings
Bente Friend - Shamanic Chants
Amani - Didgeridoo, Percussion, Jaw’s Harp, Nature
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