Golaná: Feather on the Wind CD
Feather on the Wind combines the talents of many fine musicians accompanying Golaná's flute. Guitar, piano, drum, gentle string sounds all come together for a masterful turn in this contemporary flute recording. One of the nicest cuts is a beautiful rendition of "Allalui," a popular spiritual that incorporates three native flutes and a bamboo flute all playing in four-part harmony with a classical guitar adding a melancholy grace to the piece. All of the compositions are infused with a deep spiritual sense. Golaná is of Cherokee descent and uses his musical talents to evoke genetic memories of a time when man had great respect for nature and the gift we were all given; our lives and the earth we live on. The achingly sweet "Farewell" is a stunningly executed piece with a sadness punctuated by a gypsy violin. There is no word in Cherokee for goodbye. A phrase translated to "until we meet again" is used instead.