Domo Music Group New Release
Dennis Banks & Kitaro
Let Mother Earth Speak
Hello, this is Dennis Banks. I am Anishinaabe, from the land of the Ojibwe people, in Northern Minnesota. My people have long been of the Mide Society, a very strong spiritual belief. I would like to talk to you about some of those beliefs. They are very strong beliefs, very strong.
First, you must understand of our relationship that we have with Mother Earth. This is the planet that we call Mother Earth and we believe that we are the Children of this Earth. We believe that we are all that is, that we are, comes from, our Mother the Earth. All living species, we are related to all the four leggeds, all the winged things, every blade of grass, the smallest insect. We are related to. We are related to the air, we are related to the water and there are certain ceremonies in connection to all of these. The Moon is looked upon as our Grandmother, and the Sun, is looked upon as our oldest Brother…
DENNIS BANKS spoken word narration + vocals
KITARO analog + digital instrumentation
TOMOKO KOSHIKAWA background vocals
Kirilola☆ background vocals
All songs composed and arranged by Dennis Banks And Kitaro
Produced by Kitaro
Recorded and Mixed by Kitaro at Mochi 2 Studio, CA
Engineered by Timothy Beach
Mastered by Tim Gennert at Prairie Sun Recording, Cotali, CA
Executive Producer: Eiichi Naito
Artists & Repertoire: Dino Malito
Business & Legal: Howard Sapper
Domo Music Group: Hitoshi Saito, Atsuko Mizuta
Photography: Hideo Nakajima (Kitaro back cover photo), Takeo Koshikawa (Dennis Banks cover photo) & Kitaro (Forest photo / tray card) additional photography by Dick Bancroft, Takeo Koshikawa, Richard Erdoes and Alice Lambert
Album Art + Design: Kio Griffith / 9rpm.com
Special Thanks to:
Masaou Yamamoto of Piazza Trading & Co.,Ltd., Keiko Takahashi, Ojibwa Warrior Productions, LLC, American Indian Movement, Nowa Cumig Institute, Meyer Sound Laboratories, Sennheiser Electronic Corporation, Korg Japan, Korg U.S.A., Yamaha, Sugi Guitar, Toby Dubes & Nobuko Nin, the staff at Domo Music Group, Kitaro’s friends and fans around the World.
This project is dedicated to the Spirits of Floyd Red Crow Westerman.