Blessingway is a ritual
borrowed from the Navajo tradition
that honors the important and indelible events
which shape our personal history.
The ceremony is given to mark a rite of passage.
In this cd, most of the songs focus on birth.
They are sung to accompany this
to empower a person on her/his journey.
Song numbers 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 13, 16, 17 are original songs by Copperwoman.
Debbie Nargi Brown wrote #14, Dianna Hull wrote #5,
Leora Havah Sarachek wrote #4
and Harmony Grizman put a beautiful melody to an old Haiku with #10.
The rest of the songs we have learned singing in cirlces over the years. We wish to thank the unknown-to-us artists for their contributions to the song world.