2010 Grammy Nominated Album #1 New Age album February 2009 Native American Music Award Winning Album 2009 for Native Heart Best Native American Music Album of 2009 Zone Music Awards Siyotanka is his third follow-up CD to the popular 'Healing Sound Series' which includes 'The River' and 'Ocean'. It was also used as the soundtrack to the world premiere of the original play he co-wrote with Stephen C. Lott, 'Siyotanka: The Legend of the Flute'. The world of 'Siyotanka' takes the listener on a musical odyssey of mystery and imagination into the very heart of life. Share Takoda's journey into the wild to fulfill his destiny of bringing the flute, Siyotanka, back to his people. Relive his unforgettable musical encounters with Nuka, the woodpecker, Hinhan, the sagely owl, and Hexaka, the great elk. REVIEWS: 'Siyotanka...has deeply affected me with it's energy and sincerity." - MainlyPiano.com 'Michael Brant DeMaria has created a precious work." - A Ultima Fronteira 'Intimate, introspective and revealing are the best words I can use to describe what he does through his flute on Siyotanka! I give this one a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.' - Improvijazzation Nation 'DeMaria doesn't just string together notes or progressions; he grabs hold of the listener and tells a story in phrases and notes that speak to more than just the ears. Siyotanka is a thing of beauty.' - Wildy's World "Michael Brant DeMaria...has managed to create a masterpiece with his effort Siyotanka. The final verdict is in this is a wonderful CD full of magic and surprises. I give Siyotanka a perfect A+." - New Music Spotlight "DeMaria never missteps throughout the entirety of Siyotanka - every track is worthwhile and presents another mesmerizing step in the musical interpretation of Takoda's quest." - Bill Binkelman, New Age Reporter/Zone Music.
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