The World in Our Eyes: A Native American Vision of Creation The World in Our Eyes: A Native American Vision of
Creation , celebrates the wisdom of America"s indigenous people through
myth and music. Conceived and produced by J. Reuben Silverbird and Rob
Russo, this two-disk set features an artful combination of narration,
traditional Native American performances, environmental sounds and
synthesized landscapes that capture the essence of our country"s most
ancient heritage. The Navajo, Zuni, Hopi, Apache, Cheyenne, and Pawnee
nations are separated by geography and language, yet share beliefs about
the origin of the universe. Silverbird has distilled these insights of
Native American cultures into a powerful and poetic narration.
constantly asked at lectures and performances about what Indians believed
as far as the birth of the world was concerned," says Silverbird, who
frequently speaks about Native American concerns around the country.
"Despite the differences between tribes, they all have common symbols: the
Great Spirit, Sky Father, Earth Mother, the circle, the rain, the eagle.
Although some of us have tried to keep many of our sacred myths and
ceremonies secret, I think that projects like this one will help non-Native
Americans to understand Indians better."
On disk one, Silverbird weaves
these age-old ideas into a colorful tapestry of dramatic recitation; music,
and natural sounds, guide listeners on a journey from the primordial
awakenings of the universe, to man"s discovery of his true nature. Disk two
presents the compelling instrumental score to
The World in Our Eyes: A
Native American Vision of Creation
without narration, providing a
continuous musical meditation on the ideas expressed throughout the first