The Blessed Blend
The Blessed Blend : "Sound Born of a Native & Celtic Union" are NAMMA (Native American Music Award) winning musicians composing and performing original and ancient songs by blending Native American and Celtic music; which is deeply rooted in the history of the Appalachian Mountains. The Blessed Blend weaves a harmony of tribal fusion music from these two ancient and still thriving ancient cultures; sprinkled with some traditional storytelling and other surprises.
The Blessed Blend "Journey's Through the Mist" was nominated for 4 NAMMY's - Native American Music Awards!
Song of the Year
We lift up our voices to The Creator in honor, in thanks and as a form of worship through our songs for connecting us with Creator's Spirit.
Joseph was given his first Native American flute by his father when he was 4 years old. His Celtic influence comes from his gr-grandfather who was a bagpipe player with a family history from Galicia.
Laralyn's vocals and harp playing have a Celtic root that comes from her gr-grandfather who immigrated to the US from Ireland bringing with him his fiddle and songs from the tribes of Eire (Ireland) and Albanach(Scotland). The Native American vocal, flute, and drum influence comes from Joseph's Arawakan Taino heritage and Laralyn's Cherokee, Muscogee Creek, and Choctaw bloodlines.
The Blessed Blend has performed at a many various concerts, cultural festivals, powwows, educational events, television news stories and churches throughout and United States.
What is a "blessed blend"?
Blessed Blend = Native American + Celtic
Are you a blessed blend?
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Pre-Colonial Revelations of God to Native America
A revealing book of intriguing stories told by elders from different First Nations Tribes about The Creator, His Son, Native End-Times Prophecies, Revelations & more.
Many of these traditional stories have been told for generations at Ceremonial Grounds, Stomp Arbors, Powwow Grounds, and private family gatherings tucked away deep on tribal lands. I was honored and humbled to be able to sit and learn these old stories from elders hailing from many First Nations tribes. Comanche, Dineh, Apache, Anishinabe, Aztec, Cherokee, Creek, Cheyenne, Lakota, and Mohawk are a few of the tribes whose elders shared their beautiful stories with me. I listened eagerly to these accounts that were passed down from generation to generation while understanding filled my spirit and I was asked to pass these stories along to the next generation.
These are stories that were told before missionary contact and I realized with each story that I listened to I had heard them before…not from my tribe but from another ancient tribe who has left an impacting legacy on the earth with the greatest story ever told within a book called The Bible.
The Creator planted the seed in my heart to write this book as a way to help build the bridge of reconciliation between the nations. You might laugh, cry, sing for joy or wail from the deepest parts of your soul. Betrayal, love, reconciliation, unity, sacrifice, joy, peace, history, archaeology, science, the perseverance of the human spirit and the longing for Creator to heal our land and broken hearts. A longing for our spirit to be uplifted from the only One who can give us Hope in the face of utter defeat and despair.
These stories have been entrusted to me and was given permission to retell them so they can be shared with the world. Seneco Kakona (Many Blessings). - Chief Joseph RiverWind
"In ancient Hebrew, like in Chinese and ancient Egyptian, every word is formed by adding pictures together to 'paint' or illustrate the meaning of the word. A word picture is a word that is described by pictures. You don't have to be able to read Hebrew in order to understand and to use this book effectively when you read the Bible. When Hebrew was first written, each letter represented both a sound and a picture. Even if you or the people you teach are not familiar with the Hebrew sounds and have no experience with this language, the pictures you see inside the words will speak for themselves"