Day with Kokopelli
THE LEGEND OF KOKOPELLI Kokopelli, the hump back flute player, dates back to the Anazasi people of the Southwest. Hopi, Zuni, and many other Native tribes have adopted him, because of his impish nature and charitable deeds. He spreads his seed among the people and the land: bringing joy to both young and old, restoring vitality to the land, and ensuring a good harvest. He is pictured hunched over with his bag of seed on his back and playing the love flute. The CD follows a story line, even though every track can stand on it own. Enjoy a day in the life of Kokopelli, waking up at sunrise from a night of sleep. He visits the desert, the forest green and paddles down the stream to a large lake. He enters a village, spreading love with his music. Everyone dances with joy. Then they settle down after sunset with a lullaby, and drift off to sleep. John Pelley has been playing the Native American Flute for four years. He began while working with the Ojibwe in Grand Portage, MN. While there he has amassed a collection of Native American music suitable for the Native Flute. The best compliment he received was from a native, who said that he plays like an Ojibwe. The Pelley family history shows Native American heritage from South Carolina area. Although not full-blooded, his heart beats to the music and his soul reaches out to The Great Spirit. John Pelley plays Native American Flutes made by Butch Hall of Weatherford, TX. He loves their sound and tonal quality. Damian Rodriguez produced the CD. It was recorded at Joey Records Studio in San Antonio, TX. Artwork by Maryjo Pelley. Testimonials: 'My students want to listen to it when they are doing their math.' 3rd grade teacher 'Very soothing.' Dentist 'I use it while giving massages.' Massage therapist 'My special ed kids love it.' Special ed teacher 'My overactive 3 year old goes to sleep listening to it.' Mother.