Did you know Native Americans played a key role in winning World War II?
Honoring the Code
This single blends Steven's style of the Traditional Native American flute with traditional voice. Steven has collaborated with two award winning artists, Cody Blackbird & Jay Begaye. This song is in honor of Chester Nez, who was the last of the original 29 Navajo Code Talkers. Chester passed away on June 4, 2014 at the age of 93.
He served as a Code Talker in the battles of Guadalcanal, Guam and Peleliu. Spoken in the Navajo language, Jay Begaye speaks these words that Steven wrote in honor of this great man: "During World War 2, The Japanese had broken almost every code that the United States had used. The United States knew that a new code had to be created. So the United States turned to an ancient culture, An ancient language, known, as The Dine'.
Twenty nine men of the Navajo Nation were recruited to create this code. These 29 men became known as The Navajo Code Talkers. Let us now honor these great men. Who sacrificed themselves for their country, for their Land, and for their people. Especially, one of the last original 29 Navajo Code Talkers, Chester Nez".
Steven Gigante pays tribute in this single and video animation of a very important cause - pro-life. Experience the developmental stages of a baby from conception to birth accompanied by Steven’s Native flute. You will also experience the traditional flute and vocals of Cody Blackbird. Three flutes were used to commemorate the developmental stages as well as the drum, (imitating the heart beating). We live in a world where life has been threatened due to abortion and euthanasia. Let us hope and pray that life will be respected always from conception to it’s natural end.
You can be proud of your support for the Native American music and culture with every purchase because Steven's mission is to preserve that beauty in each of his songs, for generations to come.
What you get:
- Physical CD featuring the single, Honoring the Code
- Heartbeat - this three disc package includes:
- Physical CD featuring the song, Heartbeat
- Physical DVD featuring the music video of the song, Heartbeat
- Physical Blu-Ray featuring the music video of the song, Heartbeat