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Sweet Water

by Sweet Water Women

Sweet Water Women bring together the sounds of many Nations, using diverse harmonies, chants, drums, shakers, bells, bodhran, didgeridoo... Our songs have been described as spiritual, earthy, powerful, magical, and are offered from the heart.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Gwando Deh (Mi'k Maq)
2:32 album only
2. Miigwetch Wi Wewin Namewin (Ojibway)
3:50 album only
3. Cat's Lullaby
3:04 album only
4. Gratitude to the Ancestors
3:19 album only
5. Heart Song
3:38 album only
6. Buffalo Medicine
3:12 album only
7. Song of the Wanderer
4:24 album only
8. Ngii Bwaa Naa Migizi (Ojibway)
4:36 album only
9. Sweet Water
0:59 album only
10. Rain and Thunder
5:58 album only


Album Notes
Sweet Water Women is comprised of Darlene, Deborah and Linda. We have come together like the rivers of the land --each of us travelling our own path, over rocks, through valleys, around bends, bubbling and flowing, until finally reaching the body of water that would contain and express us all together -- Sweet Indeed!

We are very proud and honoured to say we were all born on this beautiful part of Mother Earth that is Canada. We are four women who come from different cultures and backgrounds, and have found ourselves drawn together on this Red Road through the power of the Drum.

We have sung together over the years in traditional drumming circles in Sudbury, Ontario, where women gather weekly to share songs and teachings. These songs are sung in celebration and ceremony; to uplift and to connect with the sacred.

These original songs come to us through meditation, dreams, vision, and inspiration. We describe our music as World Aboriginal, as it has been greatly influenced by the North American Aboriginal culture, and encompasses sacred sounds you might hear in many tribal societies around the globe. Our songs are sung from the heart as prayers of respect and gratitude, and carry with them a purpose and a teaching to help others on their Earth Walk.

We express ourselves through these songs, using harmony, chants, drums, shakers, bells, bodhran, and didgeridoo -- to name a few. We believe the work of music goes beyond entertainment. We celebrate the connection and Oneness of all things, and offer this music to All of Creation for the healing of Mother Earth and All her Children.

About the Girls

Darlene is a "bird of many feathers'. Living on the road for over 15 years has given her a different sense of folk-roots, seasoned with styles ranging from European Gypsy, First Nations, to the roots of American Folk Music. She has performed at festivals, folk venues, schools, and on radio and TV from Canada to the US, and Ireland. Check out her website at www.moteldarlene.com.

Deborah started her music career in 1980, performing at Folk and Blues Festivals. She has brought her talents from the Rockies to the Yukon, and from Ontario to Thailand. Deborah's music ranges from folk, contemporary, rhythm and blues and country to aboriginal music. Whether it be a guitar, flute, shaker or drum, her music reflects a deep Spiritual connection.

Linda is one of the founding members of two drum circles in the City of Sudbury. She is also a healing facilitator, and uses her Drum to help others on their healing journey. "The power of the Drum has taken me on a wonderful and fascinating journey that I would never have dreamed possible."

About our Sweet Water CD

This Sweet Water CD is comprised of original songs received through meditation and inspiration for the purpose of sharing their messages of respect, gratitude and celebration with All of Creation.

Sweet Water Women are very honoured and grateful that Tanglefoot were able to join us on this CD. They added a wonderful new dimension to Gwando Deh and Cat's Lullaby. Miigwetch Tanglefoot for your generosity!!!

The inside cover of this CD contains the words and teachings to all the songs, so those listening can connect their Heart with the Song. The words to the songs also appear on our website.

Some of the words that have been offered by other people to describe this CD are: "spiritual, powerful, organic, meaningful, empowering, calming, ancient, transforming, communing with Nature, incredible visionary work, mystical, primal, heart music, gratifying, soulful, innocent, playful, wise, nurturing, grounding, adventurous, womanly, fecund, good vibrations, like a warm fire on a cold night, and communicates a powerful message".

Thanks so much for your interest in Sweet Water Women!!!



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Sweet Water Women
So happy to have found this group and their CD
Having a wonderful time joining in my drumming buddy and I. Thanx


beautiful harmonies, soulful
Found this CD while browsing and I am so glad I did and purchased it. The harmonies are wonderful. Buffalo Medicine is one of my favorites. Thanks girls!


I listen at work: It helps keep me grounded in midst of chaos.
I listen to the CD at work in an Aboriginal health agency. It helps keep me grounded in midst of chaos. It's easy to float away to calm and keep out the white noise of work-life.


I had the opportunity to see them at the Mill Race Folk Festival in Cambridge Ontario and I have been waiting for this release since then. It did not dissapoint!!!

Marguerite, Firewoman

Wow-what a deeply resonant piece of work! Thanks for the many blessings in this CD. "Buffalo Medicine" really speaks to the soul of my co-worker and myself! I find myself singing it alone when I am being offered lessons by Creator...it helps sustain me. There is such power in it! I've only had the chance to do a 'quick listen' to the entire CD-I look forward to the time I can 'visit with you' through your music for a more extended time. Thank you for the gift of your song.

carol weaver

Wow! This CD is GOOD medicine!!!
Just wanted to tell you all... what a wonderful CD... i learned your "Buffalo Medicine" chant and shared it at a recent workshop that i was offering sacred music for in New York... when we were opening sacred space... that incredible song channels a very powerful medicine that comes from deep within our blessed earth mother and the stars - it is very ancient... thank you so much with much gratitude!!! i love this CD and recommend it to all walking this path - hope to meet with you wonderful women and be in circle with you sometime soon - thank you for sharing your gifts... with much light and love, weaver (((o))) www.carolweaver.com

Careful the Clown

Earthy and excellent
This CD is so much fun to listen to, it takes you into the heart of Mother Earth and rolls you around...I feel like joining in--and I do!


If the drum is the heartbeat of mother earth it is fitting you carry the beat to all others who will listen. Your voices are the sound of the wind and I waite to feal that wind in my face every time I listen to your music. I am a drum maker and you inspire me in my work. All I can say is thank you!

Lisa D

Until a week ago, I had not heard of Sweet Water Women. I was doing a search on CD Baby for didgerdoo music. To my wonderful surprise this CD showed up and I listened to the sample of each song. I was so moved by the music I absolutely had to purchase it! It arrived 3 days ago and I can't stop listening to it. I sit at work humming the tunes to some of these songs. These women are incredible! Their voices compliment each other so well and their musical skill is fabulous. I HIGHLY recommend this CD to everyone seeking a great listening and musically moving experience!


i just wanted to say you are wonderful and keep up the beautyful music ladies keep on keepin on with the beautyful music may the creator watch over all of you's and keep in in good health!!!!!
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