CD is a compilation of spontaneously composed percussion
recordings inspired as a musical adaptation to the spirit,
visions, and stories of the great Oglala Sioux warrior and
medicine man, Black Elk. With the exception of "Stridulations"
- performed by the Komodo Whirligig Orchestra - each track
consists of solo compositions.
"In this time of great struggle for tribes worldwide
to live in peace, I find it necessary to remind all people
to read the classic and timeless book, Black Elk Speaks."
-Billy Martin, October 21, 2001
Elk Speaks: Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala
Sioux. University of Nebraska Press
"Black Elk Speaks lets Martin uncoil like a botanist
who has built his dream house somewhere below the canopy."