NOTE: At this time I am not a member of a state or federal recognized tribe. Indian Arts & Craft law PL 101-644 of 1990.
WINNER - "WORLD CLASS MUSIC AWARDS" - Indie Music Channel Awards 2013
TerryLee WHETSTONe - Best Easy Listening Recording 2013 - Song#11: Calling the Spirit World
TerryLee WHETSTONe-18th time recording artist
This music fits into the category of Introspective
I have gone back to sort of the old ways with today's knowledge to present to you once again a healing, relaxing, meditative CD. Join me through this CD and take a journey with peace and contentment within your heart.
Return to the inner spirit, which we have abandoned while looking elsewhere for happiness. Only through finding that inner place and going there during troubled times will we ever find happiness.
The Key of "E" resonates with our Mother Earth and into the core of ones body. It is a healing wave around this earth. When we take the time to connect, it may balance many things in you and the world.
The sciatic nerve is dead in both my lower legs and when the Flute sings in the Key of "E" my legs tingle and I feel grounded, and connected to the Mother Earth.
Flutes used in this CD where all on loan from SEVEN WINDS, Native American Style Flutes by Michael Fuger. All "E" flutes were used in this CD with the exception of one song, the first one, "Winds of Transpire", which also has a Base Flute in the Key of "A".
I want to thank Gene Krahenbuhl for being the model for the cover image. Gene is a up-and-coming flute player you should be watching for. I have a 15th song on this CD once again and the song and flute playing is done by Gene and titled "One Voice - One World".
I want to thank my Father/Raymond Whetstone, Challane Challand, and Terry Harrison for their help in naming of the songs.
Pnaci; First I am a human being, then as a people we are Pnaci (Pen-AH-see), part of the Pnaci Nations. Pnaci is a very old word which was preserved with degnity by the elders of our race. Its meaning is as follows, "anyone who is descended of the old ones, indigenous to the Western Hemisphere." The word "Indian" is a foreign word in identifying an entire race of people, when all of these people have no such word in any of their tribal language.
When Christopher Columbus being European came to this Turtle Island, the beginning of the identity genocide of the people who where already here started. They were for the first time referred to as Los Indios.
Since I am not a full blood Cherokee, I can also be labeled as "Metis", Metis people are an indigenous people of mixed American Indian (Pnaci)/First Nations and European ancestry. Some Metis also have African or/and Asian or/and Pacific Islander ancestry.
To use the words "Native American" is politically incorrect because if you are born in this country then you are a Native American.
No other race of people in the annals of human history has had to acknowledge being something other than who they are. Show any other race that has had to suffer that indignity for one moment, let alone for 500 years.
I do believe this all fits under the word of "Torrance", and how much longer must it go on?