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Spirit - The Seventh Fire by Peter Buffett

Spirit-The Seventh Fire is a DVD/album featuring the music of a mega-film production involving Native American dance. This DVD and album recording represents the work of luminaries featuring Peter Buffett on keyboards/programming and Chief Hawk Pop on the vocals. Certainly one of the foremost dimensions of this set marks the musicians explorative ways and means of drawing sounds from their instruments. It’s very capturing because of the voices or tonalities out; they convey dissimilar contrasts via a multileveled manner. There is a vehemently enacted multi-way dialogues, the artists at times drift apart, only to bend at various points. Nevertheless, the program is kind of easy listening type turn out. Basically, this production demands the listeners’ loose and emotional powers.

The Buffett's dramaturgical production began as a 1995 benefit concert for Robert and Jamie Redford. For that occasion he wanted to combine his Native American-inspired music with live native dancing, powwow drummers and the voice of Chief Hawk Pope. In 1995 the production was very well-received and aired as a successful PBS Pledge Special; the show tour afterwards four months the US. Buffett brilliantly reworked the piece and in 2004 Spirit - The Seventh Fire returned as part of the national Lewis and Clark Bicentennial events though the U.S. The show was staged at the opening of the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian in Washington D.C. The challenge and impressive show of Spirit laid on the film and imagery, live music, and the Native American cast of artists. Essentially Spirit - The Seventh Fire acquaint the tale of one man's journey to reconnect with his heritage and the land he lives on.

During the whole DVD/CD performance Buffett dazzled with his keyboards demonstrating endowment and expertness, the band leader shines as a colorist, while also passing a determined balance between tint and stint. His meditations are marked by beautiful chord voicing and rippling single note runs. Furthermore, the camera purveys a sense of conveyance surrounded by superimposed shots of the dancers.

Overall, this DVD should be considered as required listening for all public in addition to Buffett’s expansive fan base. A mind-boggling showing and visual/listening experience, indeed!

Special DVD features include: Spirit- the Seventh Fire- 83 minutes, Special features-37 minutes.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Peter Buffett
  • CD Title: Spirit - The Seventh Fire
  • Genre: World Music
  • Year Released: 2005
  • Record Label: Spirit Fire
  • Tracks: Wolf Love Song, Urban Overture, Auglaize River, 1830, Hidden Heritage, The Place Where The Crying Begins, Animal Dance Interlude, Fire Dance, An Eagle Above, Traditional Song, Passage, Spirit Dance, Work Of Sorrows, Auglaize Reprise, Traditional Son II, The Dream, Aubenaubee, Traditional Song III, New West, The Retour, Tenderbird, Spirit Dance Reprise
  • Musicians: Peter Buffett ( keyboards/programming), Chief Hawk Pop (vocals), Doug Lenn (bass), Brian Pothier (guitar), D.J. Brooks (drums), Michael Kott (cello), Patrick Shendo Mirabal (flutte, didjeridoo), Renaldo Lugan (drums/percussion), Candi Donaldson (vocals), Pow-Wow Singers : Gii-Shik, Pyawasit, Ahsinees Larson, George Morrow, Michael Demain.
  • Rating: Five Stars
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