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 groups concerned about the health of their communities. The present beneficiary organization is the Multicultural Alliance for a Safe Environment (M.A.S.E.) www.masecoalition.org, 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
"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
"The Big C", Paul Pino
"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
"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 goes to the many individuals whose volunteer efforts helped manifest this CD. We would also like to thank the NM Wilderness Alliance (www.nmwild.org)
for their moral support since the beginning of this project and for
designing and donating an ad in their newsletter calling for music
submissions. We have given them 20 CDs which they are in turn donating
to radio stations, libraries and educators.
How to Obtain the CDs
Send a check or money order for $20.00 ($16 for the CD, $4.00 for S and H)
made out to
The Wild Flame Project
and mailed to:
c/o Madeline Aron
1006 Richmond NE
Abuquerque, NM 87106
Please include your name
and address in print, i.e. legibly, and a phone contact in case of
CDs can also be purchased directly at:
Southwest Research and Information Center (SRIC), (505)-262-1862
Albuquerque, NM 87106
M-F from 9-5. Cash, checks and money
orders made out to the Wild Flame Project must be for the exact amount.
May you enjoy this heart inspired CD. To contact the project, snail 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