Brent Blount - Jazz & Native American Music

  I finished a pledge in South Dakota years ago, and part of my giveaway was going to be revenue from the song below. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to sell Mp3s, because it became absorbed in the internet void; so, I gave away other things. Needless to say, I was disappointed, but I need to change gears now and briefly discuss the song.

   My musical inspirations for this were such Native American flute artists as Joseph High Eagle and Carlos Nakai, but also Dmitri Shostakovitch. Why Shostakovitch with a song about Wounded Knee? To answer, Shostakovitch's Symphony No. 11  was about Romanov Czar Nicholas II massacring peaceful peasants on “Bloody Sunday” in January of 1905 at the Imperial Palace.

Well on its way to losing a war against Japan in the Far East, czarist Russia is wracked with internal discontent that finally explodes into violence in St. Petersburg in what will become known as the Bloody Sunday Massacre.

Under the weak-willed Romanov Czar Nicholas II, who ascended to the throne in 1894, Russia had become more corrupt and oppressive than ever before. Plagued by the fear that his line would not continue—his only son, Alexis, suffered from hemophilia—Nicholas fell under the influence of such unsavory characters as Grigory Rasputin, the so-called mad monk.

World War I 1905 Bloody Sunday Massacre in Russia

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Symphony No. 11 (Shostakovich) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 Since it was about the people who suffered as a result of the Bloody Sunday, he wrote it in a simple, direct manner and stated "The people would basically be destined to suffer at the hands of indifferent autocrats; they would periodically protest in the name of humanity, only to be betrayed or punished".[9] 

 According to liner notes I no longer have, there wasn’t an inch left of white snow, because the snow was soaked completely with blood.

    Water Protectors defended the blood of the Earth Mother, Ina Maka. Also, the Navajo Nation has had to fight wars in court to use their water to nourish their people


  My hope is that this giveaway I never was able to completely give, because of the nature of digitized music, will finally serve its intended purpose. Peace.

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Here are the songs in the above video to download free for a donation: