Juana Ghani | Shall We Live Forever

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Shall We Live Forever

by Juana Ghani

With tales of love, betrayal, revenge, death and celebration, Juana Ghani's music is at once lively and dark, always teetering on the edge of sanity and taunting Imagination's greatest landscapes.
Genre: World: Gypsy
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1. Murder of Crows
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2. Amari Szi Amari
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3. What Did I Know?
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4. We Don't Remember
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5. The Incredible Sadness of Sonia
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6. Kasojeni Bay
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7. Breathing
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8. Raise Your Glass
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9. Whispers in the Woods
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Album Notes
Brian Bonell – 6 and 12-string guitars, noises, concertina, lead & backing vocals
Leisl Bonell – lead vocals
Tony Semerad – mandolin, chime, backing vocals
Nick Newberry – accordion, hurdy-gurdy
Allison Martin – flute, percussion, backing vocals
Hollace McMeirce – banjo, bouzouki
Jean Mautner – violin
Allen Mautner – stand-up bass
Jason Deamer – drumkit
Christopher Futral - doumbek
Bryan Bale – doumbek, percussion
Tanya Semerad – parade bass drum
Byron Owens – saw

Guest appearance by Jeremy Young on “Kasojeni Bay”

Produced by Brian Bonell, Leisl Bonell, and Jason Deamer

Recorded at Man vs. Music Studio, Salt Lake City, Utah; Bonell Studios, Riverton, Utah; Deamer Studios, Sandy, Utah; Mautner Studios, Murray, Utah

Engineered, mixed & mastered by Mike Sasich of Man vs. Music, Salt Lake City, Utah.

All songs written by Brian Bonell and Leisl Bonell, except tracks: 2 (traditional; arranged by Brian Bonell), 9 (words & music by Newberry; arranged by Brian Bonell), and 4 (Words by Brian Bonell and Leisl Bonell, music by Bonell, Bonell, Semerad, Newberry, Futral, McMeirce, Bale). Slovene translation track 6 “Kasojeni Bay” by Jeremy Young.

The band would like to thank Ouzo of Plomari, Jameson, and 5 Wives Vodka for their continuous inspiration; Hillary LaFrance, Georgia Bakintas, Travis Pierce and Patrick Commiskey for the early shaping of Juana Ghani; Logan Crannell for his video genius; and the Utah Belly dance, pole, and burner communities, including but not limited to: Pamela Offret, Kelsey Covington, Amanda Borba, Kita Zira, Anna Grant, Amina, Hope Bannion, Alexa Lennon, Isis Anazole, Ketti Hackleman, Kat Moon, Shari Smith, Michelle Sorenson, Courtney Montgomery, Jennifer Long-Pratt, Chad Ashment and Heidi-Lyn Butterfly, and Stephanie Novak.

We would also like to thank the following:

Nick: Thanks to Sara, Dylan and Elisa for supporting me and my music, and to everyone I've ever played with over the years, thank you for being a part of this ride, whether directly or indirectly.

Allison: I would like to say thank you to my Momma and Papito, and thank you to my best friend and love, Ferret Rellim.

Bryan: Thanks to my dad for buying me my first guitar; to my Jr. High School band teacher "Mrs. B." for teaching me to read music; to Graeleaf for starting me down the path of Middle-Eastern percussion; to Kelsey for proving me wrong; and to everyone who supports the local music scene.

Brian: Great thanks to Coda and Tylar for putting up with all of the crap that has been involved with this band. Thank you so much for your support and understanding.

Christopher: Special thanks to my parents Gary and Nancy for their support and for putting up with all of the noise and some perfectly horrible middle school band concerts. Thanks to the beautiful Utah dancers Inanna, Leyla, Anje, Zipporah, Arida, Isis and Kairo for bringing me back to my music and back to the stage. It has been so special to share the stage with each of you. And especially to my Juana Ghani family. So much fun. Peace and love to you all.

Leisl: Thank you so much to Brian for loving me, to our kids for being patient with our obsession, to Nick Tann of “Is This Thing On?” for being the first to play our music, to Wily Bo Walker and Karena Kelly for their enthusiastic support, and to the community of Riverton for providing so many inspirationally strange characters to draw from – especially the Kasojeni Bay lady, whoever you are.

Tanya: Thank you to Yasamina for helping me discover my inner gypsy and for bringing KISMET into my life.
Thank you to KISMET for bringing my Tony, the love of my life.
Thank you to Tony for filling my every day with music.
Thank you to Brian for encouraging (forcing) me to be a part of the Juana Ghani adventure.
Thank you to all my band mates for your patience, your guidance and your smiles. Budmo!

Jason: Thanks to my lovely lady Elisa for supporting my music, Mike Sasich at Man Vs. Music for the drum kit magic, and the whole Juana Ghani crew for welcoming me into this family.

Hollace: Thank you Akasha Rose, GOD, family and our fans.

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