Award-winning Native American composer, musician and songwriter Joanne Shenandoah, will perform in concert at the Berkeley Buddhist Monastery on Saturday, October 21st, 2006, at 2:00 PM. Joanne is a Grammy-nominated composer and spokesperson for the Iroquois Nation, and the First Peoples of North America. Joanne's musical vision delivers a message of peace for the world in a time of conflict and despair. Joanne is perhaps the most celebrated Native American musician performing in her generation. (www.joanneshenandoah.com)
Venue information: Berkeley Buddhist Monastery, 2304 McKinley Ave. Berkeley, 94703, corner of Bancroft. Further info: (510) 848-3440. Street parking available. Limited Seating, first come, first served. Suggested donation: $12 dollars; nobody turned away for lack of funds. Joanne's CDs will be available at the concert.
Ms. Joanne Shenandoah has drawn upon her rich heritage in establishing a reputation as one of America's foremost Native recording artists. In addition, Ms. Shenandoah has given hundreds of lecturers and workshops throughout the world, from the Parliament of the Worlds Religions, to Commencement speeches and multicultural affairs. Ms. Shenandoah appears in “The Last Winter” which stars Ron Perlman (Hellboy-Beauty and the Beast) and will premier at the Toronto Film Festival on Sept 11, 2006. In addition, she has been featured in many PBS, video and television documentaries.
Sacred Ground - GRAMMY - 2006
Skywoman - Best International Recording, CANAB 2005
Covenant GRAMMY Nomination - 2004
Sisters - Best Religious Recording - Indian Summer Music Awards - 2004
Eagle Cries - Best Folk Recording - Sammy Awards, NY - 2004
Peacemakers Journey - Grammy Nomination - - 2003
3 Time INDIE Award Winner
10 Time Native American Music Award Winner
“Shenandoah has become the most critically acclaimed
Native American Singers of her time” - Associated Press.
Shenandoah is a Wolf Clan member of the Iroquois Confederacy - Oneida Nation. Shenandoah has 14 recordings and her music is on 40 plus compilations. Her original compositions combined with a striking voice enables her to embellish the ancient songs of the Iroquois using a blend of traditional and contemporary instrumentation. Ms. Shenandoah's music reflects the indigenous philosophy and culture which continues to have a profound effect on the world today. From traditional chants to contemporary ballads about Native ways, her music has been described as an emotional experience, a “Native American Trance”. Shenandoah appeared on stage at Carnegie Hall, The White House, Kennedy Center, Woodstock 94, Earth Day on the Mall, and the Special Olympics performances nationally and internationally.
". . . the Native American music scene is brimming with skilled, adventurous artists, such as Robbie Robertson, Bill Miller, Rita Coolidge, . . . and, arguably the best of all, the remarkable Joanne Shenandoah." USA Today
“Peace & Power” Shenandoah actually has a deeper, more powerful voice than the Irish thrush....Enya” - John Diliberto/Amazon.com.
“Eagle Cries” : “One Silver One Gold”, a bluesy eco-ballad enhanced with ringing guitars, mythic lyrics and a haunting tone that would have not sounded out of place on The band's Music From Big Pink.” - New Age Voice ; ”Watch Me Through The Night” is an a capella spectacle to behold.” - Cowboys and Indians Magazine; “...rarely has inspiration ranged so far, or so consciously, as it does with singer-songwriter Joanne Shenandoah. The award winning musician is known for stylistic versatility--although she sticks close to folk rock this time out--but every one of her dozen albums shows consistent vision... Even when Shenandoah sings of violence and conflict, Eagle Cries retains its message of peace.” Amazon.com.