The winner will be
announced at the Awards Show, scheduled to be televised live nationwide in
Canada on APTN and Bell ExpressVu, November
2, 2007 from the MTS Centre, Manitoba.
performing Singer-Songwriter and Native American flute player, Bunny Sings
Wolf, sent her voice and multiple talents into this solo produced album that
was released September 14, 2005 by Hillbunny Productions, her own record
label. With the help of a grant from the Wyoming Arts Council, a lot of
prayers, along with some financial back-up from the songs' enthusiastic
co-writer, Karen Lake, this song has already proven true to its vision.
Early in 2005, Blue Otter, host of a
non-profit Native American based online radio interview website
sent a morning email to Karen Lake requesting she write a theme song for the
Blue Otter and his not
so always silent partner, the late and still controversial author, Metice
Shaman, and world traveler
Robert Ghost Wolf, created the popular non-profit
Prophecy Keeper online radio show that features weekly
telephone interviews with Elders, Shamans, Medicine people, Chiefs ,
Philosophers, Ministers, Priests, Rabbis, Visionaries and notables from among
many indigenous tribes, of various religious and cultural circles from around
the globe, all of whom agree on at least one premise, that we are living in
the much prophesied and anticipated "end times."
While Karen was in front of her
computer contemplating her reply to his request,
she literally "had a vision" and began typing the words
to the Prophecy Keeper song. The vision came with a message "this song
will win an award" (which in subsequent encouraging emails sent to Bunny
over the past 2 years, Karen has constantly mentioned again and again). When
the words were written exactly as the vision "told" her, Karen hit the "send"
button on the email returned to Blue Otter. He wrote back and "introduced"
Karen online to a singer he had telephone interviewed while she was at the
National Buffalo Museum as headliner for a concert at Tatanka Festival to
honor the 8th birthday of White Cloud (the only female albino white buffalo in
the world). Bunny Sings Wolf, he wrote to Karen, "is the voice to carry this
Bunny and Karen became co-writers
as Bunny "heard" the music that seemed to go with the lyrics. As a Performing
Roster Artist with the Wyoming Arts Council at the time, Bunny applied for and
was awarded a $500 grant. With many more emails Karen and Bunny combined
their talents and all the resources at their disposal, and found just enough
funding for Bunny to create the Prophecy Keeper CD. The first copy went to
Prophecy Keeper radio where it has been played continuously ever since
September 2005 since it was released.
Having no additional funding or
resources to advertise or promote the CD, Bunny continued to send it to radio
stations across the country, utilizing the web, working and hoping it would
indeed find the hearts to which it was to speak. After all, as Karens' emails
constantly reminded "this is an award winning song!"
A few months ago, upon moving
temporarily to Washington State to watch over her aging parents, Bunny was
finally able to meet Karen in person. The Aboriginal Peoples Music Choice
Awards contest opportunity was sent to Bunny also by email during this time,
and the rest, we hope, is history!
Bunny wonders if the great "web"
referred to in Black Elks' prophetic vision indeed refers to the internet, for
the synchronicity of bringing all these factors together "for all mankind
again" as the song echoes with Bunny's flute harmonies, certainly could not
have been done without the bringing together of many talents through these
interesting and timely connections on the worldwide web.
Although they weren't
able to raise the money to travel to the awards ceremony, having seen the song
travel this far along on it's journey, seemingly with a power all of its' own,
Bunny and Karen are now awaiting word to see if Prophecy Keeper wins in its'
To read the lyrics and hear more of
the dream sent music of Bunny Sings Wolf, please visit
Original Music Works by
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