Description

This recording is a collection of circle dance, flag and pinenut blessing songs in the Paiute and Shoshone languages. These social songs are performed by one of the last traditional singers of the Paiute people, Judy Trejo, and two of her daughters, Delgadina Gonzales & Christina Esquivel. This collection provides an excellent picture of Paiute culture, philosophy and sense of humor. The liner notes include song descriptions and translations.

 

TRACKS: Click below to listen.
Flag Songs:
1. Manuel Popeye McCloud’s Flag Song (1:58)
2. Merica, merica doya (1:25)
3. Red, White & Blue (2:04) 4. Shoshone Flag Song (2:13) 5. Fast Flag Song (2:21) Pinenut Blessing Songs: 6. Tuhvan dau ya (1:42) 7. Arizona Pinenut (1:39) 8. Tuhva tzi buina (1:27) 9. Tuhva buindzi (1:45) 10. Tuhvanga bui wahnay (1:16) Circle Dance Songs: 11. Doaza tumbi (2:00) 12. Hone jon (2:20) 13. Hey wuwhi (switch song, 1:58) 14. Bui yo oh wanina (2:08) 15. Little Colt (1:54) 16. Healing Song (1:18) 17. Licka ma leg (2:58) 18. Wovoka (2:10) 19. Weather Song (1:55) 20. Dahgun bui tziwanit (1:21) 21. Pah guuhna doyo (switch song, 1:39) 22. Falling Earth (switch song, 1:40) 23. Tziamuh Tziya (1:33) 24. Rabbit Guts (1:07) 25. Party Song (1:57) 26. Whey di ah hehniya (bear dance, 1:46) 27. Biioo pahna (healing song, 1:20) 28. Suuhna kaiva (1:37) 29. What are you crying about? (1:03) 30. Iibi iibi (1:14) 31. Paiute Horse Stealing Song (1:13) 32. Wounded Horse Thief (1:30) 33. Kaiva waito saugaymian (1:10) 34. Traveling Song (2:00) Total Time: 1:01:13