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The Last of the Medicine Men   (BBC music WMSF 6031-2)

Original Compositions from the acclaimed BBC 2 Television series about Shamanism.

Co-composed by Michael Ormiston and  Keith Waithe.


Author, explorer and TV presenter Benedict Allen travelled to four different countries investigating the healing arts of Shamanism, Voodoo and “Medicine men”. The peoples that he visited were the Tuvans (part of The Russian Federation) in South Siberia, The Huitchol Indians of Mexico, the Haitians of the Caribbean & the Kerai of Siberut Island off Sumatra in Indonesia.


Michael & Keith used as inspiration the four locations, the magic of shamanic flight and the skills of musicians, Alquimia, Ansuman Biswas, Vince de Cicco, Nana Appiah to create the pieces on the CD.


The Last of the medicine Men Theme  : 40’’

Shaman’s Lament  : 7’04’’

Ongon : 7’10’’

Waterfall Trance : 3’53’’

Alone with the Forest Spirits : 4’10’’

Peyote Deer Hunt : 3’24’’

Traveling with the Kam : 7’09’’

The Call of the Huitchol : 5’30’’

The last of the Medicine Men “Spirit Journey” : 6’50’’

Mudlark Calypso : 7’01’’

Song of the Keria : 5’07’’


All compositions by Michael Ormiston & Keith Waithe of Andawai Productions © BBC 2000 BBC Music


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