Winter Dreams (Christmas)
As a Diné (Navajo), R. Carlos Nakai's world has two seasons. Summer is the explosive recreation of the natural world balanced by the quite of the winter season. This is the time to reassess personal experiences in the journey of life and to respect all that has been created for survival and enjoyment by the Yei, Coyote and the First People.
So too, in the Christian celebration of the birth of Christ, the darkest time of the year is the time of introspection, of renewal, of hope and faith, of thanksgiving for the gifts of life.
In this spirit, R. Carlos Nakai and guitarist William Eaton arranged these beautiful Christmas songs from Europe. It is as if these melodies carried themselves from the Old World across the New… to the southwestern deserts where the wind and solitude imbued them with a new enchantment…
It is the dream of R. Carlos Nakai and William Eaton that the peace and goodwill expressed in these timeless melodies lives throughout the year for people of all cultures and faiths.
52:21 minutes — ©1990