Description

This recording captures the traditional social and ceremonial music of the Tohono O’odham people (formerly called “Papago”). The sound of human voice is accompanied by gourd rattle and basket drum in these unique and disappearing songs from the peoples of the southern Arizona desert.

TRACKS: Click below to listen.
1. First Chelkona Dance Song (1:47)
2. Last Chelkona Dance Song (2:39)
3. A Woman’s Song (2:17)
4. The Twister (Doajida Song) (1:46)
5. Song Heard By Sick Man (2:04)
6. Wine Song (Gohimeli Song) (1:25)
7. The Song of the Coyote (2:14)
8. Mountain Song (2:46)
9. Widow’s Dream Song (1:35)
10. Song of the Sea Gull (2:25)
11. Echo Song (2:13)
12. Owl Song (Wusota Song) (2:14)
13. Horse Song (Wusota Song) (2:42)
14. Women’s Game Song (Toka Song) (:34)
15. The “Cowboy” Ant (2:33)
16. Blackbird Song (2:41)
17. Dome-Shaped Mountain (Keihina Dance) (2:54)*
18. Fields Of San Simon (Keihina Dance) (2:32)*
19. Whistling Mountain (Keihina Dance) (2:37)*
20. The Flood (wi’indag) (Keihina Dance) (3:16)*
Total Time: 43:56