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.
Prayer Outro (:45)
Background Song-Sung in Apache Vocables
Baha’i Tablet by Bahá’u’lláh
Roman Orona-Lead and backing vocals, voiceover
Excerpt from “The Tabernacle of Unity” Tablet to Mánikchí Ṣáḥib (Lawḥ-i-Mánikchí-Ṣáḥib)
“I am the Sun of Wisdom and the Ocean of Knowledge.
I cheer the faint and revive the dead. I am the guiding Light
that illumineth the way. I am the royal Falcon on the arm
of the Almighty. I unfold the drooping wings of every
broken bird and start it on its flight…”