The Song of Hiawatha by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

bookshelves: winter-20142015, epic-proportions, north-americas, mythology, poetry, published-1955, victorian, kiddlewinks, play-dramatisation, classic

Recommended for: BBC Radio Listeners
Read from January 22 to 25, 2015

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0501k2f

Description: This epic narrative poem, with its picturesque and highly imaginative tales, threads the many aspects of native American mythology concerning life, nature and ritual. Weaving together “beautiful traditions into a whole” as Longfellow intended.

Narrator …… Henry Goodman
Hiawatha ….. Neet Mohan
Gitche Manito/Mudjekeewis/Pau-Puk-Keewis …… Ramon Tikaram
Nokomis …… Shaheen Khan
Young Hiawatha …… Talia Barnett
Minnehaha ….. Harriet Judd
Chibiabos’s song, and original music was composed and performed by Olly Fox
Directed by Pauline Harris.

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