All songs composed, performed and produced by Kluane

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About the Songs

Peace Begins with a Smile

Lately, I have been ‘accused’ of being a “musical activist” since many of my compositions are focused on injustices and a world in crisis. With this song, I simply wanted to take a mental break and just write a pretty song with no intended cautionary message.

I hope it brings a smile to your face.

Composed and Performed by Kluane Takhini

Featuring James Hill (trumpet)

Lungs of Mother Earth (Pulmões da Mãe Terra)  (featuring James Hill - trumpet)

The Amazon is home to three million species of plants and animals, and one million indigenous people. The Amazon basin contains 20 percent of the world’s flowing fresh water.

Today, we stand in a moment of destiny. The tipping point is now. The Amazon is under threat from deforestation and burning. Soon, half of the forest could give way to savanna, all in the name of economic development and greed. Fires are visible from space.

The moisture of the Amazon is critical for the world’s climate. If the Amazon is destroyed, it will be impossible to control global warming.

Together, we need the will and imagination to save the fragile Amazon.

We're Going To Get There  (featuring the vocals of Tony Mac and Nimiwari )

These turbulent times have divided both families and friends. The path ahead is not so clear. But, I have to believe that “We’re Going To Get There”… someday.

This is a follow-up to my song “When We Were Free”

Code Red  (featuring James Hemphill - trumpet?

The UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, August 2021 states that; “It is unequivocal that humans are warming the planet. The warming we've experienced has made changes to our planetary support systems that are irreversible on timescales of centuries. The oceans will warm. Mountain and polar glaciers will melt. For much of this, there is no going back.” Scientists say a catastrophe can be avoided if the world acts fast. There is no time for delay and no room for excuses.
This is a “Code Red” for humanity.

When We Were Free   (featuring Tony Mac - vocal)

This is a song of human oppression that has existed in our world since the beginning of time and unfortunately continues to exist to this very day.
Featuring the heartfelt vocals of Tony Mac.
Performed in a classic R&B/ Soul style to remind us all of simpler times.

I Just Want to Hold Her  (featuring James Hill - trumpet):

This is a story of separation from family, friends and loved ones. As a result of lockdowns, closed borders, travel restrictions and even the tragic displacement of refugees around the world, grandpaw can’t see grandchild; brother can’t see sister; friend can’t share a coffee with friend. Those lost moments are gone forever. We can never turn back the clock.

Kluane: Celtic low whistle, guitars, keyboards, etc.

James Hill: Trumpet

Ryan Breau Libbey: Drums

Dedicated to Avery.

To Catch Lighning In A Bottle (featuring James Hill - trumpet):
“To catch lightning in a bottle” means to accomplish a nearly impossible task. Originally, a 19th century reference to Benjamin Franklin’s kite experiment, capturing electricity from lightning with a kite and storing it in a jar. From a baby’s first steps to travelling into space, every day humans achieve the seemingly impossible. The song is intended to represent the enormous challenges that we face in today’s world. It may seem impossible, it may be unlikely... but maybe we can do the impossible and solve our world issues. Many thanks to James Hill for his remarkable trumpet playing.



After enduring the USA election, it became painfully clear how ‘Divided’ humanity has become. It isn’t just about politics. It’s about race, culture, nationalism, tribalism, religion, economics, gender… xenophobia in general.   Throughout history, division has been with us, but it feels like it is spiralling out of control. What are we teaching our children? What are we leaving our children?

We’re In This Together :

Music and Dance - the universal language spoken by all races, nationalities, ages, and genders! This song poses the question – what would happen if musicians from around the globe all played the same song of peace together? People of the world coming/ working together.
Join in as we hear from Asia, Mid East, Europe, Africa, Latin America and North America.


We Can Make It Through This:

At some point, everybody in the world, young and old, feels like: "I can't take it anymore". Often, all we need is a helping hand to know "We Can Make It Through This". That's the inspirational message of this song. A feel-good instrumental starting with acoustic contemplation leading to a full orchestral crescendo ending. At a more global level the song represents the inequity and injustice that people feel in their cirumstances of poverty, suppression or unjust circumstances that surround them. People need to believe that there can be a better world for them. This song wasn’t intentionally written with this in mind, but I suppose in these trying Covid and political times there HAS to be hope for a better way!!

Prelude to Angel Eyes:

This is a light classical/ new age introduction to a pop ballad. I wrote this prelude for a song which I’m producing called “Angel Eyes”…. A sensitive message about the true love of a man for his ‘angel’.

Watch for the full pop version written by Dave Rome of the WobblyTones.

Baila El Mestizo:
A 'nouveau' flamenco based song in remembrance of Dario Domingues - an adventurous musical spirit who played with unbridled passion. I first met Dario when he was busking in the streets of Ottawa, coercing his own handmade marionettes to dance to the whimsical wizardy of his panpipes. We immediately hit it off and for decades played music together around the world, in cathedrals, in concert halls, in converted hay silos, underground in the water reservoirs of Munich, on islands, in mountains, at festivals small and large....but still always found time to play a benefit concert for just causes. The pressures of the world took Dario from us way too early.

A Land of Extremes:
This haunting melody reflects my travels to some of the furthermost parts of the Canadian Arctic. Towering mountains, ancient glaciers, untouched tundra. Awe-inspiring...the people and landscape send shivers through your bones.... how do you ever capture that feeling?

Amhrán Pádraigín:
A gentle, melodic song about kindness and tenderness. Innocence and beauty.
Dedicated to the most warm-hearted, caring person I know.

Näkhu chù: 
The First Nations Tutchone name for the Takhini River in the Yukon is ​Näkhu chù - “Takhini” is from a Tlingit word meaning "king salmon", a grandiose fish which may travel over 3,000 km to 'get home' and spawn. And that's what this song is about - going home. The song attempts to capture the mystery and majestic power of where I was born. In the words of Robert Service (a renowned Canadian writer known as the 'Bard of the Yukon') -"This is the law of the Yukon, that only the strong shall thrive; that surely the weak shall perish, and only the fit survive."

All songs composed, performed and produced by Kluane

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