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10 different American Indian languages for the 10 songs, the instrumental part is modern non-Indian and the songs themselves have been adapted very well. I suspect that the rhythm isn't traditional for each language but the effect works so well few will mind, played in the background a casual listener might not even notice they aren't in English.
Everything is good but I think I liked #4 "Hark the Herald Angels Sing" (Lakota) and #10 "Amazing Grace" (Lumbee) perhaps the best.
I'd like to have English/Indian lyrics for the songs, you don't get that, but find no fault with this CD otherwise.
Buy it for Christmas and get someone else a copy, you won't regret it.
While soprano singers are amazing, they're fairly common on the radio around Christmas. It's nice to hear a lower, more alto female voice singing from time to time. This CD incorporates several favorites that while sung in a different language, and at sometimes a slightly different rhythm, are easily recognizable. You may find yourself forgetting that you don't know the words, and even catch yourself singing along.
Here's a breakdown of the songs and languages:
1. O Holy Night (Sung In Navajo)
2. O Come All Ye Faithful (Sung In Kalispel Salish)
3. Silent Night (Sung In Arapaho)
4. Hark the Herald Angels Sing (Sung In Lakota)
5. What Child Is This (Sung In Cherokee)
6. Little Drummer Boy (Sung In San Juan Tewa Pueblo)
7. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear (Sung In Oneida)
8. Winter Wonderland (Sung In Ojibwe)
9. Joy to the World (Sung In Chiricahua)
10. Amazing Grace (Sung In Lumbee)
The only downside is that there's no lyrics included so that you can sing along in the various tribal languages.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's Janna, what can I say? She is just AWESOME. What a voice she has! Just beautiful!!!!Published 21 days ago by ccrider
Beautiful songs that have become even more beautiful with her haunting, sweet voice.Published 6 months ago by Stacie Gebeke
Because the lyrics are not in English, it's almost like an instrumental. Beautiful voice, beautiful songs.Published 13 months ago by L. Busch
Probably the most moving and enjoyable Christmas CD I have ever listened to. It is a true refreshing Christmas music treasure.Published 20 months ago by Katie D
Jana sings like an angel. My favorite Christmas CD. I also love the drums in the background.Published 20 months ago by The Evaluator