Dance of Life
David Jorgensen aka Divine Wind & company has lived in the southwest for 12 years. In this time, he has made relationships and connections with Native American people of various tribes, most notably, the Navajo or Dine' as the people are known. He has traveled widely and enjoyed many experiences on tribal lands throughout Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico. David started playing saxophone more than 30 years ago. He acquired his first Native American flute at the Taos Pueblo while trading there in 1996. An instant love for the sound of this instrument led to a collection that is growing to this day and is composed of flutes from many tribes throughout the United States. David enjoys the friendship of people from many tribes as well as a local Dine' flute maker. David plays at Native American gatherings, Pow-Wows on invitation, and at several locations in the Phoenix metro area. Dance of Life was created after a 3 year period that David spent working with the Salt River Pima or Akimel Au Authum as they are called in their own language. This experience was fruitful and led David to live in Asia for the next three years in search of the roots of Native American music. It was in Japan where he found the most amazing parallels to the Dine' (Navajo) both in music and art. Most of the songs on the CD Dance of Life are based on relationships that David has forged with the people and places of the southwest. Some are based on trips throughout Arizona and New Mexico, capturing the moods and impressions of select places. This CD is a blend of modern synthesizer and Native American flute - some of the sounds are quite powerful, all are healing and relaxing. As you listen to this CD, you can feel the moods and impressions of some very special places throughout the southwest.