Walela

Walela

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Familial vocal trio Walela's self-titled debut album is also their finest to date, an amalgamation of Native American roots music (specifically Cherokee), singer/songwriter folk, pop, and Southern gospel that's also not unappealing to new age sensibilities. Although the music is deeply rooted in tradition, its hybrid uniqueness gives it a

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Familial vocal trio Walela's self-titled debut album is also their finest to date, an amalgamation of Native American roots music (specifically Cherokee), singer/songwriter folk, pop, and Southern gospel that's also not unappealing to new age sensibilities. Although the music is deeply rooted in tradition, its hybrid uniqueness gives it a contemporary, even forward-looking feel. The angelic three-part harmonies of Rita Coolidge, sister Priscilla, and niece Laura Satterfield breathe exquisite life into these songs, which are already strong to begin with; the results constitute one of the best issues of contemporary Native American music in some time.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/19/2002
Label:
Triloka Records
UPC:
0801298202424
catalogNumber:
82024
Rank:
34051

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Walela   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Rita Coolidge   Primary Artist,Vocals
Priscilla Coolidge   Vocals
Geoffrey Gordon   Rhythm
James Harrah   Guitar
Laura Satterfield   Vocals
Mike Utley   Musician
Jeffrey Barr   Musician
Kevin Zoernig   Musician
Larry Horyna   Bagpipes,Musician

Technical Credits

Rita Coolidge   Arranger
Priscilla Coolidge   Arranger
K.D. Kagel   Executive Producer
Mitchell Markus   Producer,Executive Producer
John Newton   Composer
Laura Satterfield   Arranger
Tim Stroh   Engineer
Jim Wilson   Producer
Paul Blakemore   Producer
Frank Harkins   Art Direction
David Silver   Producer

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Walela 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Between Rita Coolidge and Robbie Robertson..it does not touch ones soul, nor become more real and haunting, than this. Tears fall for what used to be and pride prevails for what as yet to come. For we are the gate keeper of our ancestors and the pathway of our tomorrows..listen to the Elders words of wisdom, if only the world knew the peace that comes from being Native Indian...though we must continue to fight for the land...for a time, the music lets us forget and we stand proud..someday the world will know that we 'The Indian Nation' stood before them.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Osiyo! a wonderful collection of voices, instruments and songs, this is an album for the getting in touch with our soul time we all must have. i recently taught the
Guest More than 1 year ago
From the first moment I heard Walela's songs I loved them. I listen to this first CD over and over. I especially love the Cherokee language used in it. There is a lot of music for the money. The harmony is superb. I have purchased it for friends and relatives and highly recommend this.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've always been proud of my Cherokee heritage and this CD brings life to the old stories. When I hear "I'll Turn My Radio On" I can just close my eyes and picture my Mother singing with her sister and my Grandmother. Such a beautiful tribute to our past. I was very proud to see Walela at the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics, what a great choice of entertainers to represent our country.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My husband is part Cherokee and I purchased this CD for him...we both fell in love with it instantly! Listening to the music and lyrics, one can't help but visualize the Cherokee walking the Trail of Tears and feel their pain and sorrow. And then to hear Amazing Grace sung in the Native Cherokee language is awesome - the addition of the bagpipes was a wonderful surprise. I can't imagine anyone being disappointed with this wonderful CD!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Being part cherokee I hardly ever get to hear the language spoken, but when I heard this group sing it brought tears to my eyes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago