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Walela, the Cherokee word for Hummingbird and the symbol of inspiration for this
family of women singers. They are Rita Coolidge, her sister Priscilla Coolidge,
and Priscilla's daughter Laura Satterfield. Rita and Priscilla grew up in the
South amoungst a family of four children and a strong Native American Heritage.
Their dad a Baptist minister, their mom a school teacher who gave music lessons
and played organ in the church. The Coolidge home was filled with the sounds that
ignited their musical imagination and enlightened their spirit to soar into creation.
A spirit that has equally been passed down to Laura.
Rita Coolidge, an eternal star in the galaxy of Rock and Roll, has proven
herself and enduring talent blessed with radiant Native American beauty and what
has been described as "the sexiest voice in the world." Rita, a two time Grammy
winner, launched her singing career in 1970 with Delaney & Bonnie and Friends
and went on to share the stage with such greats as Joe Cocker, Eric Clapton, George
Harrison and Leon Russell, just to name a few. Her recording career has spawned
over several dozen albums worldwide including her multi-platinum disc Anytime...Anywhere,
which featured three of her biggest hit singles -- "Higher & Higher," "The Way
You Do The Things You Do," and "We're All Alone" to her present musical work,
the recently released return to her musical roots "Thinking About You" on 404
Records. Rita's commitment to social issues has consistently reverberated through
her music and her life on such issues as teen suicide, AIDS and homelessness.
Yet her most heartfelt commitment remains to the Native American community. The
commitment to her Cherokee heritage carries through her life, "If we have the
vision and the dream, anything can come true."
Priscilla Coolidge, who for two years running was voted the best female
vocalist by Billboard Magazine, has truly carved out a deep niche in modern music.
She has recorded with a Who's Who of music including Bob Dylan, Luther Vandross,
Robbie Robertson and has penned tunes recorded by her sister Rita, Willie Nelson,
Emmylou Harris, and Maurice White of Earth, Wind and Fire. Never one to compromise,
Priscilla recorded for A&M and Capricorn Records the music that reflected the
deep spiritual nature of herself and her father, a minister of full-blooded Cherokee
descent. She continues to write what many call some of the most beautiful music
in the world today.
Laura Satterfield, born into this musical family, grew up listening to
the many talents that surrounded her. Having fallen in love with their spirit,
she began her own journey of musical discovery. In the tradition that came before
her, Laura has made her own place in the recording industry. Well known for her
writing abilities, Laura has found her own style which can be distinctively heard
in the box office hit movie MADE IN AMERICA where she performs her creation "I
Don't Walk on Water." Robbie Robertson has described Satterfield as "one in five
million," as is the sacred Native American White Buffalo, a true gift and blessing.
As a group, Walela continues to disperse the energy and spirit which has brought
them to this juncture in their lives. Featured as part of Robbie Robertson'd Red
Road Emsemble album "Music for 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 great
opportunity to represent their nations -- both Cherokee and the United States
-- as they performed extensively in the Olynpic Park. Their 1998 debut release
on Triloka 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". Walela, like the eagle, is set to spread their
wings and fly...... additional info can be found at walela.com
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