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Walela is a Native American trio of singers. The group was founded in 1996 by sisters Rita Coolidge and Priscilla Coolidge, with Priscilla's daughter Laura Satterfield as the third member.


Featured as part of Robbie Robertson and the Red Road Ensemble's album Music for The Native Americans, their distinctive vocal blend brings to life "The Cherokee Morning Song" and has allowed them to tour to an international audience. During the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, Walela had the opportunity to represent their nations—both Cherokee and the United States—as they performed extensively in the Olympic Park. Their 1997 debut release on Capitol Records earned them the recognition of the Nammy Awards (Native American Music Awards) where they took home the award for Debut Artist of the Year and Song of the Year for "The Warrior".


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I ga go yv he i
Hna quo tso sv wi yu lo se
I ga gu yv ho nv
A se no i u ne tse i
I yu no du le nv
Ta li ne dv tsi lu tsi li
U dv ne u ne tsv
E lo ni gv ni li squa di
Ga lu tsv he i yu
Ni ga di da ye di go i
A ni e lo hi gv
U na da nv ti a ne hv
Do da ya nv hi li
Tsa sv hna quo ni go hi lv
Do hi wa ne he sdi

Walela, Amazing Grace (in Cherokee), 2006

Walela (1997)[edit]

  1. Is Everybody Here
  2. Cherokee River
  3. Wash Your Spirit Clean
  4. The Warrior
  5. Muddy Road
  6. Cherokee
  7. Cherokee Morning Song
  8. Wounded Knee
  9. The Whippoorwill
  10. Circle Of Light
  11. Earth Children
  12. Amazing Grace (in Cherokee)
  13. I’ll Turn My Radio On

Unbearable Love (2000)[edit]

  1. Gathering of Eagles
  2. The Sequence
  3. Cherokee Rose
  4. I Know I Don’t Walk on Water
  5. Smoke in the Wind
  6. Bright Morning Star
  7. I Have No Indian Name
  8. Tell Them They Lie
  9. When It Comes
  10. When Love Was All We Knew
  11. God Save Us from Ourselves
  12. Unbearable Love

Live in Concert (2004)[edit]

  1. The Gathering of Eagles
  2. Cherokee River
  3. Cherokee Rose
  4. Wash Your Spirit Clean
  5. I Have No Indian Name
  6. When It Comes
  7. Muddy Road
  8. When Love Was All We Knew
  9. Cherokee Morning Song
  10. Wounded Knee
  11. Tell Them They Lied
  12. God Save Us From Ourselves

The Best of Walela (2007)[edit]

  1. Is Everybody Here
  2. Cherokee Morning Star
  3. Amazing Grace
  4. Bright Morning Star
  5. Smoke In the Wind
  6. Wash Your Spirit Clean
  7. The Warrior
  8. Cherokee Rose
  9. I’ll Turn My Radio On
  10. I Have No Indian Name
  11. God Save Us From Ourselves
  12. When It Comes
  13. The Whippoorwill
  14. Unbearable Love

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43 news items

Ventura County Star

Ventura County Star
Thu, 19 Nov 2015 12:15:27 -0800

Walela's music drew not only on the trio's Cherokee heritage, but also on the gospel sounds of the Deep South (the Coolidges' father was a Baptist minister), plus pop, country, folk, soul, and a touch of new age reflectiveness,” allmusic.com staff ...
Imperial Valley News
Thu, 15 Oct 2015 14:00:00 -0700

Irene Mary Walela, 62, of Los Angeles, has been appointed deputy director of the Independent Living and Community Access Division at the California Department of Rehabilitation, where she has been acting deputy director of the Independent Living and ...

The Standard Digital News (satire) (press release) (registration) (blog)

The Standard Digital News (satire) (press release) (registration) (blog)
Thu, 15 Oct 2015 03:18:45 -0700

he hospitality industry in Bungoma County received a boost following an investment of Sh350 million by a local investor, Wycliffe Wangamati, to transform the famous Tourist Hotel into a three-star facility.

The Sunday Times

The Sunday Times
Sat, 16 Aug 2014 13:56:54 -0700

IN A branch of McDonald's over an ice cream and an apple pie, Audrey Walela, the daughter of an immigrant nurse who lives in one of the poorest parts of England, celebrated the news last Thursday that she had scored a string of top A-level grades ...

The Star

The Star
Thu, 24 Sep 2015 01:39:31 -0700

And in a bullish display of might last weekend, one of Kenya's top players Mehul Gohil took on 5 seasoned players —Joseph Maigua, Austin Walela, Tom Amwai, James Muchai and Peniel Weru— in a simultaneous exhibition at the KCB Sports Club, Ruaraka ...
Farmington Daily Times
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 22:34:44 -0700

Malakai Chaske, 9 pounds and 10 ounces, was born to Laura Kerkhoff and Zachery LeClaire at 8:25 p.m. Feb. 5. Adi Vega, 9 pounds and 5 ounces, was born to Annalise Lasater and Demitt Rutledge at 8:08 a.m. Feb. 12. Walela Joy, 9 pounds and 2 ounces, ...

Zambia Daily Mail

Zambia Daily Mail
Tue, 29 Sep 2015 01:58:32 -0700

A new police post is also being constructed between Ndeke and Walela townships following an upsurge in crime. Last October, a police post was commissioned at Mikomfwa Main Market with three holding cells. It has helped to bring down crime levels in ...


Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:38:45 -0700

She also cherishes her American Indian roots, having recording in a trio called Walela – which means “Hummingbird” in Cherokee – with her sister, Priscilla Coolidge, and niece Laura Satterfield, and singing with Robbie Robertson, who's of Mohawk ...

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