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Initially labeled a Native American Enya, singer-songwriter Joanne Shenandoah proves herself much more on PEACEMAKER'S JOURNEY. Seeing violence in Kosovo, schoolyard massacres here at home, and discord within her own native community over land rights, Shenandoah reflected upon a story from her Iroquois heritage. It relates of a time 800 years ago when strife and violence were ended when the tribes listened to the prophet Skennenrahowi, the peacemaker. Shenandoah, whose music has been used on the television shows "Northern Exposure" and "How the West Was Lost" and the film "The Indian in the Cupboard," turned to her native tongue to compose a song cycle illuminating the course of the prophet's life and decisions, from "The Peacemaker Is Born" through the work of peace ("Aiionwatha Forgives"), to "Planting the Tree of Peace" and "All the Earth Will See." Producer Tom Wasinger's multiculti arrangements (guitars, cittern, duduk, dulcimer, ocarina, and resonating stones are a few of the instruments employed) frame but never distract from Shenandoah's warm, engaging delivery -- the voice of a storyteller whose message transcends language.