What is Mojo?
A mojo was originally a small bag or pouch containing a mixture of herbs, potions and sometimes a coin, carried by people in the early American rural south. It was believed to ward off evil and to bring good luck. Eventually, mojo came to mean the magic of these bags and eventually magic in general.
References to mojo as magic are common in early blues and jazz songs of the 1920's. Some of these blues songs were covered by rock bands like the Doors and Elvis in the 1960s.
People unfamiliar with the original meaning of mojo misunderstood the word and gave it new meanings as varied as charisma, karma, male sexuality, and even cocaine.
In our case, we like to think that mojo is simply the elevated emotion derived from our music.
Who is Kokopelli?
Kokopelli's bent shape is one of the most recognized pictures in Indian mythology.
According to legend, Kokopelli was a wandering minstrel who carried songs on his back, trading new songs for old ones. Known variously as a magician, teacher, healer and doctor, Kokopelli has been reinvented time and time again by storytellers, artists, and craftsmen.
Some people believe Kokopelli brings good luck and prosperity to anyone who listens. Others believe Kokopelli assures success in hunting, planting and procreation. Some regard him as a spiritual priest with healing powers.
His whimsy and charity are the reasons why he has achieved such a position in Native American mysticism. We believe he represents everything pure and spiritual about music.