What an incredible few days with the Black Keys and the White Keys – bringing together black and white musicians in Alabama. One highlight was stopping in Montgomery at Dexter Ave. Baptist Church – the first pastorate that Martin Luther King, Jr. took. #VFTN2019
Music from the Nations
If you missed it – here are the clips from Percussion for Peace. The first video (8mins) is from Tanzania, the amazing Gogo Drummers, celebrating during our last visit. Then a solo piece (5 mins) from my new studio in Wales and lastly from Cambodia, the CCAMS drummers, (8 mins) shot during one of their practises.
Very exciting to see the release of Anna Raines new CD – We Face The Wind. We have been working on this for the last couple of years and it captures something of the sound of Northumberland. Some of the songs are Anna’s compositions and some are traditional songs that we have put our own little twist. Here’s a track to whet your appetite.
The British Library Sound Archives (formerly the National Sound Archives) contacted us after finding our web site saying “(we) see you are putting out some really great & interesting music”.
They have asked to hold our music saying – “we will catalogue and archive the music as part of the nation’s audio & cultural heritage …..with world class facilities at hand we can provide the safest possible home for your releases, both for preservation and access, for many generations to come.” Read More
I met Joseph and Martha Manzo in southern California a couple of years ago and since then we have been working together at a few different events. So we are very pleased to announce Joseph’s first EP recording, with funded by Voices from the Nations charity. Digital tracks available now on Bandcamp or CD Baby.
It was great to be part of a wonderful band of musicians for Saturday nights concert. This video tells the story of the recording project we have been working on in San Diego with singer/songwriter Ammee Pearl.
Ruth Fazal and I have been working together for a number of years and this is our first instrumental, violin and percussion collaboration – recorded at Pluto studios in Tel Aviv. Whilst recording 3 other projects during a 10 day period we decided to try and capture any spontaneous ideas – this album was the result. This track is called Seven.