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Spirit Village   folk / new age-like mix, Canada

Before the Moon, 1995  

audio cassette (also available as a CD).

Laurel Arnold: lyrics, vocals, keyboard,
Auberte Campeau: percussion, bass, backing vocals, keyboard
Bob Ryan:
lyrics, vocals, guitars
Eugene Smith: lyrics, congas, bongos, djembe, drums, bodhran, bells
Mike Ward:
harmonica, bass guitar, flute, backing vocals

Side A: dreaming of a world (ryan), touch (a healing song for marriage)(arnold), upon the sands (ryan), the love of my lord (arnold), the dance of love (ryan), here (for Isabelle & Michael)(Campeau & M. Robbie) raindow children (ryan, arnold, smith, ward, campeau). Side B: the river-wind (ryan) let the four winds speak (ryan), the game (ryan & smith), la neige canadienne (arnold), the Ransom (ryan).

Order the cassettes On Similar Ground (1994), Before the Moon (1995), or Centre of the Circle (1999) from:
Spirit Village, P.O. Box 24122, Penticton, B.C. Canada, V2A 8L9.

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Spirit Village is a five member band of musicians who are Bahá´ís from the Okanagan-Similkameen region in the interior of British Columbia, Canada that have been playing together since 1993. Their original songs promote peace and understanding, and share, from a universal perspective, the joy and pain of the individual's spiritual journey. Their contemporary style includes touches of rock, blues, classical, folk and western, and is enjoyed by people of all ages.

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