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Hu Ra Records was established in 2004 as a way to produce, market and distribute original recordings of Neo-Ancient music. Our museum shop-quality product line exemplifies acoustic excellence combined with informative texts and visual beauty.

 

Our first release was Xochimoki’s “Land of the Feathered Serpent”, an instrumental album performed with pre-Columbian musical instruments of the Aztek, Maya and other Mesoamerican civilizations. This release was followed by “The Psalms of RA” in two different versions. The first version features ancient Egyptian texts set to contemporary sacred music on a single CD. It comes with a CD-sized 48 page book in Egyptian hieroglyphics, English, French and German. The second version of “The Psalms of RA” is a double CD of both ancient Egyptian AND Hebrew texts set to new music. This CD set comes with a descriptive 16 page booklet.

Our latest release on Hu Ra Records is “Music in the Language of Light”, a single CD featuring only the Hebrew inspired compositions from “The Psalms of RA”. It comes with a 24 page photo illustrated booklet, including the original Hebrew transcriptions of all the texts. Future releases on Hu Ra Records will continue to explore and celebrate the many ancient traditions of our planet through the universal language of music.

 

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The all new version of “The Psalms of RA” is a single CD plus book that is entirely focused on the ancient Egyptian-based material from the original 2 CD set. The 56 minute CD comes inside a beautifully packaged, 48 page, full color, hard cover book that is the size of a standard CD jewel case. The book includes full descriptions of every song, including instrumentation, history and cosmology, with texts in English, German and French.. All the song texts are also provided, from the original hieroglyphic versions to the phoenetic pronunciations to the translations. The artwork and photography of composer Jim Berenholtz illustrates the book throughout its 48 pages. The photographs are exclusively drawn from Jim’s extensive travels to ancient sacred sites in Egypt and the Sudan. This highly informative and illuminating product is ideal for world music lovers, Egyptology enthusiasts, history buffs, students of metaphysics, and anyone who appreciates the art and wisdom of ancient civilizations. Experience the acoustic ritual of “The Psalms of RA”, as it takes you on a journey from sunrise to sunset to sunrise again, paralleling the journey of the soul.
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1388 Haight Street, #46
San Francisco, California 94117

 

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Double CD, 108 minutes (2002)

An acoustic ritual of neo-ancient music recorded at world-famous Skywalker Sound with nearly fifty musicians of diverse ethnic background. Ancient Egyptian, Hebrew and Sumerian texts are brought alive on two CD's. From sunrise to sunset to sunrise again, the recordings move the listener through time, from birth to life to death to rebirth. Unique orchestrations combine Western symphonic instruments with traditional Near Eastern winds, strings and percussion. Highlights include a riveting string quintet set to the Hebrew text of Psalm 104, and a stunning musical interpretation of Akhenaten’s “Hymn to the Sun” in ancient Egyptian. "The Psalms of RA" celebrates the sun as our common ancestor and source of light, while offering a new vision of a spiritual foundation for peace in the Middle East.

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Hu Ra Records
1388 Haight Street, #46
San Francisco, California 94117

 

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Hu Ra Records

 

 

 

 

 

More Info...

Our latest release on Hu Ra Records is “Music in the Language of Light”, a single CD featuring only the Hebrew inspired compositions from “The Psalms of RA”. It comes with a 24 page photo illustrated booklet, including the original Hebrew transcriptions of all the texts. Future releases on Hu Ra Records will continue to explore and celebrate the many ancient traditions of our planet through the universal language of music.

 

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CD and booklet $14.95 each
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You can order the "Music in the Language of Light" CD/Book by sending a check for $14.95 plus:

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Hu Ra Records
1388 Haight Street, #46
San Francisco, California 94117

 

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Xochimoki's new CD, "Land of the Feathered Serpent" has over an hour of music performed on ancient Aztek and Mayan instruments. It has been compiled from the best of our recordings in the 1980's, previously only available on cassette. It also includes music that was created for an animated film by Patricia Amlin entitled "Popol Vuh - The Creation Myth of the Maya" (1990) that has aired many times on PBS. All of the music has been re-edited and digitally remastered, and some here-to-fore unreleased music is also part of this release.

The CD, booklet, and covers are illustrated with original artwork based on pre-Columbian motifs. The highly informative booklet is in both English and Spanish, and includes a Nahuatl and Mayan glossary of terms .

Titles of various tracks on the CD refer to ancient Mayan ceremonial centers, sacred Aztek volcanoes, cosmologies and cultural traditions of the native peoples of Mesoamerica. The music was inspired through the living experience of connection to these cultural/spiritual roots

   
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Turquoise Waters


Songs from the Spirit World
(1986)
60 minutes

“The uniqueness of this music sets it apart from other recent recordings of chant . . . may be the beginning of a completely new expression of sacred music. . . What is here now is exciting, sacred and transformative.”

According to a review in Shaman’s Drum (1988)

Now available on CD with print out and translation of all text.

Original ceremonial songs and chants in a “Lemurian” language called “Ra-ali-lea-hu”, as well as in traditional native languages and English. Performed by the composer with singer Ani Williams and flautist Mazatl Galindo.

Now available on CD
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