Nammy nominees and ISMA nominees Clear Water Drum have just released their 10th CD: "ADAGEYUDI" (Love). This newest crossover Powwow/Folk fusion recording just plain rocks! Their latest release goes even further exploring this new genre-busting direction. The heartbeat of every song on the album is still the big powwow drum, but eight of the ten songs also have added acoustic folk instruments such as six and twelve string guitar, stick dulcimer, and bass. The combination explodes with music that will move your feet and move your spirit!
You don't have to understand the Cherokee lyrics or know the words to feel and appreciate the spirit in the music, any more than you need words to feel the spirit and enjoy the groove of instrumental music.
Adageyudi (Love) is universal. All tribes, all nations, all cultures, all spiritual paths need love to feed the spirit. Love gives us strength, healing and courage.
To walk in the spirit of Love is to walk in the true spirit of goodness. This spirit of love is toward people, the land, the birds & animals. This path shows genuine concern toward others' welfare. To Love gives meaning & quality to life. Being gentle & caring in no way takes away from our inner strength.
In order to walk in the spirit of Love we must know all life is interconnected. We are not the center of the universe. It is not a way of doing, but a way of being.
Love is Powerful Medicine. This is Walking the path of life in A Good Way.
Husband and wife team Spyder & Tekakwitha collaborate on the writing of every song. They started out as a powwow drum group, writing and singing all new original powwow songs. They still perform at powwows as a drum group, but over the last few years they have begun to incorporate folk instruments in their recordings, instruments typical of the music of the Appalachian mountains which were the original homeland of the Cherokee people, and where many Cherokee stil live.