Nigel Shaw, Guillermo Martinez & Hiroki Okano

The first collection of recordings featuring this international trio of flute players from Dartmoor, California and Japan.  A unity of spirit and true sense of brotherhood is evoked as they move between gentle flute pieces, traditional Buddhist and native Mexican prayers and powerful drumming chants.

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The first collection of recordings featuring this international brotherhood of flute players: Nigel Shaw (Dartmoor), Guillermo Martinez (native Tarascan, master flute maker from California who made many of the drums, flutes and rattles used on this album) and Hiroki Okano (renowned ambient composer and international peace campaigner from Japan).

Meeting on Dartmoor to record together for the first time, the music they created together evoked a unity of spirit, a sound that wove together cultures and a deep exploration of brotherhood. They moved between gentle flute pieces, traditional Buddhist and native Mexican prayers and powerful drumming chants. This music is enriched by the diversity of ancient sounds from their many traditional instruments and the understanding that in essence we all sing the same songs.

Instruments include: Native American flutes, Irish whistles, bamboo flutes, guitar, samisen (Japanese lute), frame drums, djembes, traditional rattles and voices.

Guest musicians: Domenic DeCicco (Praying for the Rain – vocals and guitar), Shaun Farrenden (Riven/Global – Tibetan Horn), Carolyn Hillyer (vocals).

TRACKS: Traveller’s Song, Bamboo Cedar Oak, Pacific Atlantic, Spirals, Between Brothers, Round Dance, Mother’s Song, Father’s Song, Yumari, Wisdom Prayer, The Circle.
Released in 2002.