Wednesday, April 13, 2011

GRAMMY-Winning Iroquois Singer, Activist Joanne Shenandoah Lends Support To Charity Album

A Prayer Cycle: Path To Zero' (6.7, Across The Universe Records) is reaching far beyond the typical charity album boundaries in its effort to increase awareness of nuclear weapons in American history. To acknowledge the devastating role Native Americans had when the country first began its nuclear weapons development, 'A Prayer Cycle' enlisted activist and Iroquois singer Joanne Shenandoah to lend her talent on the CD. 
This recording brings many cultures together as a tribute to the Earth and our collective desire to ensure a better future for our children. The Iroquois believe that all life has a right to drink clean water and breath clean air seven generations into the future.
"As human beings bear witness to the devastating and tragic events associated with Nuclear power, 'A Prayer Cycle' brings attention to our responsibility as caretakers of the Earth," says Shenandoah. The GRAMMY-winning musician contributes to the 'A Prayer Cycle' track "Path To Zero." The song also features a never-before-released poem by legendary Doors frontman Jim Morrison about the controversial use of Native American homelands as a repository for nuclear waste. Elsewhere, on the track "Atomic Mother," Sting reads about Robert Oppenheimer and the birth of the bomb at the Trinity test site. 
'A Prayer Cycle: Path To Zero,' is a collection of music produced by the celebrated, EMMY-winning composer Jonathan Elias. Proceeds from the record will be donated to Global Zero (, an international organization dedicated to nuclear disarmament. 

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