“Welcome to Roatan” is an eclectic song collection featuring original compositions and arrangements. It features a variety of musical styles, each one of them original.
It features finger-style guitar calypso/puntas, a Nicaraguan folk song, and haunting Spanish guitar melodies. There are songs of celebration and love songs. There is a Roatan blues "Rainy Season blues" and a country-ranchero waltz “Bad Bad Whiskey”. It also features salsa rhythms with mambo and guaguanco in “Dolphin Dance” and “Circling Sharks”. “Dia Lindo” or beautiful day is a musical pastoral of Roatan. There is an Edgar Allan Poe poem, “El Dorado” set to music by Kristofer and a tropical celebration of life in paradise with the title track “Welcome to Roatan”.
The musicians who perform on this recording are from various parts of the Americas and come from different backgrounds; each musician brings something distinctive to the sound. On the hand drums and percussion are Raul “Lu Lu” Bonilla, German Thomas, and Marcos Aranda. On guitar is Jose Lopez. The bass is held down with the artistry of Guillermo “Pilo” Cano and Eugenio Guzman. There is a guest harmonica player who is a Roatan legend: Chicago ex-pat, "Big" Bob Rieman. And of course, vocals and guitars are performed by Kristofer Goldman.
A wide range of combined musical talent creates the musical canvas which guarantees something original and refreshingly new.
Kristofer has a new C.D. in the works that should be released in 2014.Please contact him for details.
Click here to hear a sample of “Welcome to Roatan”.