All profits from this release are donated to indigenous rights movements & clean water charities
Amani Friend joins forces with Summit Jaffe of Numatik music, Native American elder John Ball Running Eagle, Yona FrenchHawk, Black Fox Pomani, and many other musicians and remix producers from around the world. “Stand with us to Bless the Waters” is our prayer of solidarity for the Lakota Sioux Nation, & all the Water Protectors who have converged in North Dakota Standing Rock Reservation. This is the first time in centuries that all the indigenous nations of Turtle Island (America) have come together in unity & guardianship for our Earth.
This music release was imagined while soaking in the healing waters of Ojo Caliente Hot Springs in New Mexico, right after Amani & Summit both finished their unique Water prayer tracks. Since both these tracks were coincidentally written in the same key, producers from all over the world, like Earth Cry, Mystral, Soulacybin, Martin’s Garden, Ecometric, Gumi, and Twin Shape added their unique psychedelic downtempo flavors by mashing up the stems from both tracks and making them one in their new interpretations. The original version of “Bless the Waters” flows as an intentional journey that can be used daily to energize and re-structure water you consume, and to send out your daily gratitude to the liquid lifeblood that creates and sustains life on this planet.
Mastering generously donated by Gregor GZ Mastering
‘Stand with Us’ produced, recorded, & mixed by Summit Jaffe (Numatik)
‘Bless the Waters’ produced, recorded, & mixed by Amani Friend (Liquid Bloom)
Native Prayers: Yona FrenchHawk (‘Stand with Us’) & John Ball Running Eagle (‘Bless the Waters’)
Native Chanting: D Black Fox Pomani
Acoustic Guitar: David Brown of Rising Appalachia
Flute: Sebastien Marconato
Didjeridoo: Summit Jaffe
Album Art: Amani Friend