Joanne Shenandoah

Joanne Shenandoah

 Oneida, New York, USA
BandWorldSinger/Songwriter

GRAMMY AWARD WINNING Singer/ Performer/ Composer/ Actress/ Lecturer, Joanne Shenandoah has drawn upon her rich heritage in establishing a reputation as one of America's foremost Native recording artists.

Biography

GRAMMY AWARD WINNING Singer/ Performer/ Composer/ Actress/ Lecturer, Joanne Shenandoah has drawn upon her rich heritage in establishing a reputation as one of America's foremost Native recording artists.

In addition, Joanne has given hundreds of lecturers and workshops throughout the world, from the Parliament of the Worlds Religions, to Commencement speeches and multicultural affairs. Joanne appears in "The Last Winter," which stars Ron Perlman (Hellboy-Beauty and the Beast) and premiered at the Toronto Film Festival on Sept 11, 2006. She has been featured in many PBS, video and television documentaries.

Joanne has 14 recordings and her music is on 40 plus compilations. Her original compositions combined with a striking voice enable her to embellish the ancient songs of the Iroquois using a blend of traditional and contemporary instrumentation. Joanne'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.

Joanne 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

-- 2006 GRAMMY AWARD WINNER - "Sacred Ground"

-- 2005 CANAB Best International Recording - "Skywoman"

-- 2004 GRAMMY AWARD Nomination - "Covenant"

-- 2004 Indian Summer Music Award, Best Religious Recording - "Sisters"

-- 2004 Sammy Award, Best Folk Recording - "Eagle Cries"

-- 2003 GRAMMY AWARD Nomination - "Peacemakers Journey"

-- 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

Discography

Albums:
-- Skywoman. Silver Wave Records. 2005
-- Covenant. Silver Wave Records. 2003
-- Peace and Power : The Best of Joanne Shenandoah. Silver Wave Records. 2002
-- Peacemaker's Journey. Silver Wave Records. 2000
-- Matriarch : Iroquois Women's Songs. Silver Wave Records. 1996
-- Life Blood. Silver Wave Records. 1995
-- Once in a Red Moon. Canyon Records. 1994
-- Joanne Shenandoah. Canyon Records. 1989

Compilations:
-- Many Blessings. Silver Wave Records. 2004
-- Sacred Ground: A Tribute To Mother Earth. Silver Wave Records. 2000
-- Under The Green Corn Moon : Native American Lullabies. Silver Wave Records. 1998
-- Heartbeat: Voices of First Nations Women. Smithsonian Folkways. 1995

Set List

-- SKYWOMAN
1. Skywoman 4:00
2. Grandmother Moon 4:08
3. Good and Evil Twin 3:43
4. Seven Dancers 3:49
5. Giving Thanks 4:15
6. Evergreen Tree 4:19
7. Medicine Gift 6:32
8. Whales of the Sea 4:17
9. Ganondagan 4:25
10. Feather in the Wind 3:14

-- COVENANT
1. Giving Thanks 4:27
2. Circle 5:28
3. Prepare Yourself 6:24
4. Daughter Of Water 7:12
5. 100 Winters 4:30
6. Tell Me Your Dream 5:17
7. Thunder Beings 6:40
8. Earth Pulse 3:56
9. Her Dance 3:31
10. Help Us Be Peaceful 6:06
11. Everyone Stand Up 5:36

-- PEACE AND POWER
1. Mother Of Nations 4:10
2. Prophecy Song 5:07
3. When Eyes Meet 5:02
4. Kaluhyanu : Wes 3:28
5. I Am Your Friend 4:08
6. Kahalu'nyuhe 3:38
7. Aiionwatha Forgives 3:50
8. Dance Of the North 6:00
9. Katsitsi : Yos 3:51
10. The Four Legged Ones 1:25
11. Deer Dance 3:59
12. Pa