Welcome to Roatan is an eclectic song collection featuring original
compositions and arrangements. It features many styles, each one
of them completely original.
It features finger-style calypso/punta, a Nicaraguan folk song,
haunting Spanish guitar melodies, songs of celebration and love
songs. There is also a Roatan blues "Rainy Season blues"
and a country-ranchero waltz Bad Bad Whiskey. There
is also a bit of salsa with mambo and guanguanco rhythms 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 and finally a
tropical celebration of life in paradise Welcome to Roatan.
The musicians who perform on this recording are from various parts
of the Americas and come from various cultural backgrounds, each
one bringing something distinctive to the sound. On the hand drums
and percussion are Lu Lu, German, and Marcos. On the lead guitar
Jose a.k.a. "El Catracho". The bass is held up with the
strength of Guillermo Pilo Cano and Eugenio Guzman of
Honduras and Chile respectively. There is a guest harmonica player
who is a bit of a Roatan legend: Chicago ex-pat, "Big"Bob
Rieman. And finally, vocals and guitars performed by Kristofer.
A wide range of combined talents 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