Purpose and Vision|
To create expressions of Beauty and Truth that inspire people, encourage reflection, and perhaps promote a desire to take action on behalf of each other and our Earth.
Community Supported Music for the Environment
The project's first expression is the CD "In the Heart of the Wild Flame." It is a multicultural, multistyle, multitopical collection of songs and instrumental pieces composed and performed by New Mexican musicians who donated their music on behalf of the environment.
All profits from CD sales go to support grassroots Environmental Justice groups. The present beneficiary organization is the Multicultural Alliance for a Safe Environment (M.A.S.E.), which focuses on uranium impacted communities in the Southwest.
The Music and Musicians
The songs and poetry on the album touch on the wild within and without, nature as teacher, and our personal, societal and spiritual relationships with Earth. Songs are in English, Spanish and Navajo. There are instrumentals on oud, guitar and Native flute, and a spoken word piece.
Titles and Composers:
"The Wild Calls", Madeline Aron play clip
"Red, Red Rock", Laurianne Fiorentino play clip
"Horses", Rahim AlHaj play clip
"Se Ve Triste El Hombre", Cipriano Vigil play clip
"Another Field is Gone", Bonnie Blum play clip
"Las Cuatro Estaciones", Chuy Martinez play clip
"The Big C", Paul Pino play clip
"Lee Tsa Doo Da", Tash (of Indigie Femme) play clip
"Blanca's Theme", Lew Critchfield (Luis Campos) play clip
"Entymology", Jared Putnam play clip
"El Rio Seco", Paul Pino play clip
"Water of Life", Madeline Aron play clip
"Blessed Rain", Indigie Femme play clip
"Changing Woman's Blessing", Andrew Thomas play clip
The CD covers are made from recycled and recyclable materials. The print is non-toxic. The CDs include a pamphlet with all the words and translations of non-English words into English, as well as descriptions of the meanings of the instrumental pieces. The title evolved through inspiration and discussion, referring to the fire of Creation and Creativity within the context of Love. And what are the wildfires telling us?
Thanks to the many individuals and organizations whose support and volunteer efforts helped manifest this CD.
How to Obtain the CDs
CDs can be purchased in Albuquerque at:
To order by mail, send a check or money order for $20.00 made out and mailed to:
- Southwest Research and Information Center: (505) 262-2862
- Bookworks: (505) 344-8139
The Wild Flame Project
c/o Madeline Aron
1006 Richmond Dr. NE
Abuquerque, NM 87106
Please include a phone contact in case of questions.
"The CD, 'In the Heart of the Wild Flame' is beautiful and very well done. It captures many perspectives that need to be heard by those who are NOT indigenous to the land in the hope that the sense of the sacred may be re-invigorated." --Jack Loeffler, writer, musician, environmental activist, bioregional aural historian, and radio producer.
May you enjoy this heart inspired CD. To reach us, mail to the above mailing address, or send me an e-mail. Many Blessings.
Madeline Aron, CD producer and founder of The Wild Flame Project