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Indigenous Blues Singer/Songwriter DONITA LARGE Hails the Power of Her Lineage in “Ancestors in My Bones” – The GATE

by ahnationtalk on December 20, 2021375 Views

In light of a person’s lineage playing a strong role in the choices they make and the person they become, Indigenous blues singer/songwriter Donita Large pays tribute to the power of her heritage in this, her new single “Ancestors in My Bones” — available now.

“When in circle and we pray, an Elder will say, ‘Pray in your own way. All beliefs are respected in the circle,’” Donita shares of the song that is certain to speak to those who feel an ancestral connection around the globe. “I want my listeners to know that this prayer is shared with the same intention.”

The song begins with full, reverberating drum beats — the kind you can feel down in your bones — and a Cree prayer, recited by Donita’s own father Frank. A rattle begins its pebbly, rhythmic shake, and then rich guitar; Donita’s voice is soulful and crystal clear, calling on the power of those who came before her.

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