Christmas Melodies — A joyful celebration of Christmas - traditional North American melodies with Latin American instrumentation.
Musician Brings Latin Beat to Christmas in Minnesota by Dan Olson, Minnesota Public Radio
"Musicians who try give familiar Christmas tunes a fresh sound face long odds. Nearly every carol has been done in nearly every style. Minneapolis-based harpist Nicholas Carter, born in Minnesota but raised in Paraguay, has beaten those odds. He plays one of Paraguay's most popular instruments, the folk harp, on a new Christmas CD which includes a blend of several South American musical traditions."
"...it feels like a breath of fresh air to hear Nicholas Carter and friends play God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen on Paraguayan harp, Andean flute and percussion."
Click on the underlined songs to listen to short music samples.
1. The First Noel
2. O Come, O Come Emmanuel
3. Joy to the World
4. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
5. Angels We Have Heard on High
6. Silent Night
7. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
8. Away in a Manger
9. O Sanctissima
10. We Three Kings of Orient Are
11. O Christmas Tree
12. Go Tell it on the Mountain
YouTube video of Nicolas Carter playing at Moliendo Cafe