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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.

Biography[edit]

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".

Discography[edit]

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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3 news items

 
NewsOK.com
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 22:03:45 -0700

Fresh, subtle insights into the minds and traditions of Oklahoma's Cherokee people are a bonus in the Sadie Walela mystery book series, which is based on the author's own rural, native roots in Rattlesnake Hollow, a blink-and-you'll-miss-it pin-point ...
 
Washington Post
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:18:45 -0700

11:50-12:35 A Cherokee tribal citizen, Sara Sue Hoklotubbe is the author of the Sadie Walela mystery series. Her book “Deception on All Accounts” won the 2004 Writer of the Year Award from the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers.

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 ...
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