Local Reviews: Juana Ghani

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Juana Ghani
Shall We Live Forever
Man vs Music Studio
Street: 06.20
Juana Ghani = Norig + NADARA Gypsy Band
If you enjoy a good tale, then you will definitely enjoy what Juana Ghani has done with their release, Shall We Live Forever. I found the CD best listened to after I read the accompanying novella, Kasojeni Bay, by frontman Brian Bonell. The songs, like the book, follow a narrative with themes of following the music of your soul and allowing that journey to lead you to unexpected places. This is most explicitly referenced during the song of the same title, “Kasojeni Bay,” yet references are found throughout. With 13-plus musicians and dancers in the group, this band does a solid job at performing with worldwide influences and unique sounds to create an inebriating listening experience.