Mother Jorie and daughter Christie West make up the duo Sayani (meaning Zion). Together, their heartfelt and spiritual music shares their family stories of the past and present. …read more »
Jorie and Christie West, make up this mother/daughter duo and are known for their unique blend of rich, beautiful harmonies. After working for many years as studio musicians and backup vocalists on the mainland and in Hawaii, they began singing together as Sayani (Cherokee word meaning Zion). The Nvda Sunalei ( Sacred Fire) album was written to share their family stories, both past and present, of life as a Cherokee through language and music.