Yeha Noha (Wishes Of Happiness And Prosperity)
Ly-O-Lay Ale Loya (The Counterclockwise Circle Dance)
Dawa (The Cradlesong)
Land Of Promise
Tor-Cheney-Nahana (Winter Ceremony)
Sacred Spirit is a series of new age albums whose initial volume was a blockbuster success, spawning the international smash hit single "Yeha-noha (Wishes of Happiness and Prosperity)" in 1995.
Comprised of traditional Native American chants and ambient electronica, the initial volume in the series, Sacred Spirit: Chants and Dances of the Native Americans, was released on Virgin Records in 1995 and nominated for a Best New Age Album Grammy that same year. The album spawned the international smash hit "Yeha-noha (Wishes of Happiness and Prosperity)," which topped the singles charts in numerous countries, including Germany and France. The second volume, variously titled Sacred Spirit, Vol. 2: Culture Clash (1997) and Indigo Spirit (2000), was comprised of African-American spirituals, ambient electronica, and cello. The third volume, variously titled Indians' Sacred Spirit: More Chants and Dances of the Native Americans (2000) and Sacred Spirit, Vol. 2: More Chants and Dances of the Native Americans (2000), reprises the Native American theme of the original volume. Successive volumes include Moroccan Spirit (2002), Classical Spirit (2003), Sacred Spirit, Vol. 8: Jazzy Chill Out (2003), and Sacred Spirit, Vol. 9: Bluesy Chill Out (2003), all of which were released on the Higher Octane label. The Sacred Spirit series is produced by the Fearsome Brave (aka the Brave), a moniker of Claus Zundel, a German residing in Ibiza. In addition to Sacred Spirit, Zundel's production credits include the B-Tribe of series of albums: Fiesta Fatal! (1993), Suave Suave (1995), Sensual Sensual (1998), Spiritual Spiritual (2001), 5 (2003), and B-Tribe, Vol. 6 (2008). ~ Jason Birchmeier, Rovi