For the final track we return to the views of the Native Americans and their concerns for our environment. They collectively ask us to reflect on the consequences of our current path of consumption driven individualism by highlighting the growing ecological issues that we face with “Global Warming”.
They tell us how their land has changed, become polluted, and how this is affecting their culture and communities. They recount how these earth changes were prophesied in the teachings of their elders and warn us of what will transpire if we don’t reconsider our wasteful way of life.
This cautionary conclusion to the record is reflected musically by the classical cello strings of NYC com- poser and musician Brent Arnold with the raucous jazz-fusion drums of Pat Rock. Amongst the interwoven narratives we catch soulful vocals of NYC soul singer Chanda Rule.
from True Fictions : New Adventures in Folklore
released September 28, 2014
Documentary Interviews taken from recordings by Christopher Thomas Allen & Robert Rainbow at Kanatsiohareke Mohawk Community, Fonda, New YorkThe Seneca-Iroquois National Museum, Salamanca, New York & at The Ronathahonni Cultural Center, Cornwall Island, Ontario 2007.
Additional dialog sample taken from Burak Obama’s Presidential
Acceptance speech, Chicago 2008.
Narrative Editor : Christopher Thomas Allen
Vocal : Chanda Rule
Cello : Brent Arnold
Drums : Pat Rock
Music Production & Arrangement : Tim Cowie & Mark McRae
Additional Post-Production : Malcolm Litson
Initial Arrangement and Recording Engineer : Ben Allen
Music Producer : Christopher Thomas Allen