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Song to the Apukuna - Sacred Drum & Chant Dedicated to the Q'ero...

by carol weaver

Dedicated to don Manuel Quispe & the Q'ero mountain people of Peru (Inca). 50-minute ceremonial shamanic journey meditation with singing & drumming on a 27-inch qilaut wind drum sourced through mesa carrier carol weaver - wonderful for ceremony.
Genre: New Age: Shamanic
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sacred drum shamanic journey music shaman journey

..."Song to the Apukuna" is a 50-minute meditative song-prayer and call in honour of the sacred apu (mountain) spirits. Sung/chanted continuously and ceremonially in Quechua & English and played entirely on a powerful 27-inch qilaut wind drum...

This ceremonial movement of chant & drum opens with a 2-minute "call" in spoken word and rattle which opens "sacred space" by weaver, where, immediately following the meditational chanting and drumming gently proceeds... Note... the sound sample provided here on CD Baby can only start from the beginning of the CD where you can only hear the beginning call... if you would like to hear part of the chant/singing section... go to weaver's home-site for a sample at: http://www.carolweaver.com/shopping/shop-home.html#apukuna

"Apu" in Quechua means "mountain spirit" - a sacred being that not only gives presence to the physical mountain but offers dialogue with a "paqo" (one who walks a spiritual path) who is in service to that apu... and one can be in service to more than one apu... apus are the highest level of nature energy and are the most important spiritual guides within the Andean shamanic system... "humpui, humpuay" loosely translated means, "come to me, come to me"...

The original lyrics come from the Q'ero (Quechua) Shamanic Healing tradition of the high Andes in Peru... and the song/chant is given during the Altomesayok rites of passage in the North direction of the Inka Medicine Wheel... i was guided to write a new melody that would connect those of us in this sacred work deeper meaning with a slower meditative melody versus the original fast-paced march melody... which would assist us to have "more time" to connect with each apu mountain spirit within the total song itself...

"The vision and sourcing of "song to the apukuna" comes from a very deep place from within our blessed earth mother, Pachamama, the Apu mountain spirits and the Q'ero mountain people of Peru - the last Inca... this is their song... a teaching and a gift... it is their call to us to remember who we truly are... to dream our becoming into being... to return to Ayni & once again walk in balance with all... within, around, above & below... "

"I dedicate this movement of music & song to don Manuel Quispe (1905-2004) & the Q'ero mountain people of Peru who have freely shared their medicine & love of our blessed earth mother, Pachamama... it has been truly an honour & a blessing to share this with all of you, my beautiful Ayllu..." -- weaver (((o)))

Note: This movement of music can be used as ceremonial music for the ceremony of rites of passage (Rites of the Altomesayok - Wisdomkeeper's Rites) given during the North Direction of the Inca (Inka) Medicine Wheel or the Munay-Ki rites ceremony as taught through the Four Winds Society and Alberto Villoldo, Phd.

• song to the apukuna • © copyright 2007
• all rights reserved • SOCAN • 50:01
• arranged & dreamed into being by the Apu mountain spirits & carol weaver
• carol weaver • vocals, rattle & the qilaut grandmother "laughing wolf" wind drum
• Recorded & engineered by Matthew Walsh

• bio...

carol weaver is a multi-faceted musician, drummer/singer-songwriter, illustrator and graphic design artist residing in Vancouver BC Canada. She holds a third-level degree in the healing art of Reiki & has been initiated into the shamanic lineage of the Q'ero nation in Peru through the Four Winds Society and carries a mesa... She has studied Core Shamanism with the Foundation of Shamanic Studies and Healing the Lightbody School also through the Four Winds.

weaver continues the ongoing study of her own Celtic heritage, shamanic healing traditions and it’s art and is honoured to carry and care-take a powerful Qilaut wind drum.

• artist statement...

"i am honoured to be called to the path of healing in partnership with our brothers & sisters and our blessed pachamama, mother earth. when i connect to the divine spirit within myself, something special happens... if i just allow it. i believe that we all have the innate ability to tap into a creative force that is a part of all of us, a part of everything.

if we just stop, listen & recognize these special forces of nature, that "they" are always calling us... waiting for us and beckoning us to respond with them, to co-create together & return as one — then magic & miracles can & do happen."


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In munay, love P. Jensen , Heffley Creek, BC Canada

thank-you weaver!
...from my heart to yours... for "song to the apukuna". This truly is a work inspired. It reasonates with the ancientness of my soul. Grounding me to the Mother while calling to the power and strength of our sacred mountains. It is vast, yet deeply intimate. Be it for ceremony or meditation, "song to the apukuna" honour both.

J. DeTracey, Vancouver, BC Canada

I highly recommend this CD!
Everytime I listen to carol weaver's "song to the apukuna" it takes me on a musical journey. This unique musical piece weaves my mind through a story. Each time I indulge, the story changes depending on my mood and what's happening at the moment in my life. I highly recommend this CD to the musical and/or spiritually conscious.

Lynda MacCaull, North Dakota, USA

Here's an experience I had with "song to the apukuna"... that I wanted to share
The very act of listening to "song to the apukuna" is ceremony, is meditation...a porthole into the majesty and grace of silence. It imparts a deep sense of strength, wisdom and timeless reverence for all life. carol weaver's singing transmits a frequency of light much like that of a silver thread of consciousness... my soul was caressed...truly an energetic pathway into the spirit of ancestral origin... i have new meaning to the word "song" and was educated culturally.... Jai Guru Dev!

L. Smith, Ottawa, Ontario

Your CD's are amazing.
Clear, deep, exciting, still, provocative, joyous, somber, electrifying, ominious, sobering, earthly and otherworldly, all in the same breath.

Amazing expressions of your heart and soul, your blood, bones and flesh... Brightness of Heart & Spirit.

Pat O., Kamloops, BC Canada

From the powerful invocation at the beginning...
...to the bare sound of the wind at the end of the CD we are taken on a journey from the Pachamama to the Apus. We are reminded we are part of an energy dynamic that connects all things. Weaver's voice, her drum and rattle take us into the presence of these sacred mountains. Her voice crisp, cool and powerful leads us to the mountain tops where each of us, in our own way, wishes for our purpose to be made manifest here on Mother Earth.

L. Summerlot Zammuto, Melbourne, Australia

About "Song to the Apukuna"...
I began my journey into shamanism when I fell in love with Apu Ausangate in 1996. Sitting in the lap of that mountain, with the Southern Cross wheeling above me, I listened to the Q'ero medicine people sing their love, and their profound respect and honour to their Apu. In this CD, carol weaver has captured the essence of that heartfelt love for all of our great Apu sprits. Ho!

Sue P.

I just received your CD "song to the apukuna" and I do love it!
It is so powerful and uplifting! My heart and soul are deeply moved. I will share it when I am offering the Munay-ki Rites.

I added the "song to the apukuna" to a ceremony in one of my classes. We were all very moved - the sacredness was strengthened and those in the class felt a deeper understanding of the Pachamama and the Apu... Thank-you. Sue

Heathir Rhyasen


A sacred gift to us all...the Apu's song of love through Carol's blessed voice with the drum that beats for all time...mesmerizing **********

M. Metcalf, Victoria BC Canada

Oh my God!!!!! Your voice...
...it is, it becomes, something way more than a human voice, it sounds to me as the voice of something that does not live here, but in some magnificent dimension that we are all seeking to reach... well, I'm not quite sure how to explain, but now this piece has surpassed heart level mantra/puja to something even bigger... I heard power, strength and also sweet soothing feminine. You sang to those mountains like a sweet celestial lover.

Love, R. Ellis, Victoria, BC Canada

Hi carol...
Have "song to the apukuna" playing here, again and just wanted to say that I think it is a really extraordinary piece. Your freedom from "performing" and "the song" is palpable and the flow of it all is pure magic. Thanks so much for doing it - it's fast become a real favorite, right up there with some of TKs sound work.
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