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Cloud Eagle CD Art | by Stephanie "Biffybeans" Smith
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Cloud Eagle CD Art

In March of 2015, I received a request and the subsequent honor of having my original painting "Seek" chosen to be the artwork for the CD "Cloud Eagle", a historical recording by the Seasonal Dance Group of the Jemez and Zuni pueblos.


From group member Glendon Toya: "Our project is mainly to promote our culture through song and dance. Being that my family comes from the Tribes of Jemez and Zuni and us speaking the only languages of our kind in the whole world, we cannot sit back and let our culture and language fade away. Many people in our tribes will benefit through this CD, it will bring happiness and knowledge into homes. It will make people suffering from illness’s sit up and enjoy these songs. We strongly believe that the drum beat wakes up the spirit within us and we can be healed of depression, stress, etc. Imagine being in a place and you hear a drum at distance, your heart is going to hear and lead you to it. We see it all too much. The Grandfather Drum as we call it is a healer."

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Taken on November 28, 2014