Raised in the culture of his Indigenous roots, Roman Orona presents a collection of Apache inspired songs that express his people’s sacred values with Baha’i prayers/writings. With drums, dancers’ bells, and vocals sung from the heart, Roman’s music acknowledges the spirits of the ancestors who sacrificed their lives, families and lands, so that their tribal communities could endure. Driven by a vision of respect, faith, and unification for all humanity, these songs are meant to touch the human soul in all of us, while combining his cultural upbringing with his religious beliefs into one.
3. Alláh-u-Abhá (6:30)
Sung in Apache Vocables and English
“Alláh-u-Abhá” is a Baha’i greeting and bidding someone farewell, meaning “God is the Most Glorious”
Sung in Arabic and Apache Vocables
Roman Orona-Lead and backing vocals, song talk, drum, bells, calls
Kaya Orona-backing vocals
Tahj Orona-backing vocals
“Alláh-u-Abhá” from the album, “Circling Spirits” (CR-6530)
courtesy Canyon Records License 2020-016. All rights reserved.
(If using this to recite the 95 daily Alláh-u-Abhá’s,
the first one without the drum is used to announce
and shouldn’t be counted)