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As Chronology unfolds, Chronotope Project’s meticulous and narrative approach to song writing becomes even more apparent and vibrant in fresh light. The opening track “Unwinding the Dream” expands way beyond its original context and textures; classical flourishes ebb and flow around an anchoring sequencer ostinato, until mysterious voices pull the listener back to where the piece began. “Ghost in the Machine,” unreleased from the Gnosis sessions, explores the Cartesian duality of mind and matter through the ethereal croon of the Haken Continuum (mind/ghost) and a 7/8 Euclidean rhythm (matter/machine). Originally recorded as “Awakening,” in 1985, “Arctic Spring” is as spare and majestic as the landscape the title would suggest, where a cello curves like a cool wind through glacial, expansive guitar chords and electronic subtleties. Orchestral closer “The Unbearable Lightness of Being” embraces strings swept aloft by trumpets and timpani. Originally conceived as a ballet, the track follows a Muse as she dances around amassed humanity, brightening their lives with her effervescent song. A violin sings her part in the drama, pirouetting around strings and woodwinds.

The final track is a whole different style of music. Suddenly we are in the movies, orchestral strings rich and full, sudden cinematic velocity, is that a gigantic cathedral organ, with shimmering bowed strings? "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" (7:38) delivers a romantic tone, strings and rich orchestral arrangements. Each of these tracks speak of insight derived from triumph over the heaviest of burdens, and perhaps the notion of a singularity of one event contradicting the possibilities of eternal recurrences. Music that contains an acceptance of the remaining tragedy of wisdom. Each track is full of glorious unique characteristics, as if different spirits wrote parts of each of them. There is only one guy doing all this, yet it sounds like there could be a thousand gifted expert musicians and composers employed there, the sound is very powerful and detailed, each track shows perfection. Just listen.

“Chronotope” refers to the essential unity of space and time, a concept with numerous expressions in literature, physics and the arts. Jeffrey Ericson Allen is an Oregonian composer, cellist and electronic music recording artist with an extensive and eclectic background in classical, new acoustic and theatrical music production. CHRONOLOGY is music that comes from timeless attention and awareness, acknowledging thousands of years of human experience, rendered by electronic synthesizers, sometimes with a Haken Continuum Fingerboard, joined at different times by the cello, the shakuhachi flute, the (low) Irish whistle, the strings of a koto, the rare ethereal delight of wordless vocals, and the infinitely entrancing realms of hand percussion.

“Every composer hopes that each new work advances beyond the last,” reflects Allen, and Chronology is a shining example of this. Past work from previous albums, entirely re-envisioned, validate this evolution of Chronotope Project’s musical expression. Chronology, the sixth release by Chronotope Project on Spotted Peccary Music, is alternately dreamy and mystical, orchestral and complex. Ten generous tracks both soothe and electrify the inner senses, creating an enriching life experience. On this album, Jeffrey Ericson Allen, aka Chronotope Project, illuminates his favorite musical endeavors of the past, reforging them compositionally and sonically, foretelling a future that introduces new works and inspiring directions.

Earlier Chronotope Project releases on Spotted Peccary Music include Gnosis (2021, SPM-2807), Lotus Rising (2018, SPM-2806), Ovum (2017, SPM-2805), Passages (2016, SPM-2804), and Dawn Treader (2015, SPM-2803). His contemplative art music has been featured on distinguished and nationally-syndicated radio programs including Hearts of Space, Echoes, Journeyscapes, Galactic Travels, Star's End, and Ultima Thule. Chronotope Project represents his most recent expression as a creator of contemporary progressive ambient music. "Chronotope" refers to the essential unity of space and time, a concept with numerous expressions in literature, physics and the arts. The music of Chronotope Project explores this time-space confluence and invites the listener on ambient journeys of deep texture infused with gentle pulsing rhythms and soulful melodies.
Quenellx95 the first Black person singing country pop music Ekasi from Durban, KwaMashu Section E, Quenellx95 is the first Artist Singing Country Pop Music in KwaMashu, Ntuzuma, Enanda, Including all areas in Durban where black people live. He started singing this type of music in 2010 known as Triple coma producing music for the record label No fear Entertainment, he left it in 2011 and went to New talent zone Entertainment in the area of ​​Ntuzuma where he started releasing a song with his brother Vukile Mbonambi He also known as Veekay da Stoner. the song became popular in Ntuzuma and New town A. also released a song at Pm Production, "I Blow the World" which was also a popular song played in the area of Ntuzuma, the song was played in taxis, car washes, and people played it on the street. in 2013 he released a single track, Rock&Roll song "What the Fuck Girl" instrumental by chainsmokers downloaded beat, and also Released 'Let Roll on' and Homage those songs were rock and roll, people were surprised that a black person sings this kind of music Ekasi. that’s when they started calling him the king of country music Ekasi. Even at home, they started to see that he had talent for his Music. of the performances in the local area, they were shocked when he entered at the stage and heard a strange kind of music in their ears right there. in the year 2017 to 2019 he released the last songs under the name of Triple coma. in 2020 he changed the name and stylised to Quenellx95,
A name derived from his real name.
(Kwa - Que - Nele - Nell) x95 comes from the year he was born in 1995. Then his name was changed to Quenellx95.
from the year 2022 his music also changed to country pop music, and Rock&roll Music.
Join Me in Providing Critical Care for Newborns in Mityana, Uganda! Dear incredible supporters,

I hope this message finds you in good health and high spirits. As many of you know, giving back to the community has always held a special place in my heart, especially during my birthday month. This year, I had the privilege of visiting CEI Medical Center in Mityana, a rural district in Uganda.

During my time at the hospital, I witnessed the challenges faced by newborn babies and their families. It was a heart-wrenching experience, and tragically, we lost one precious life during my visit. This underscored the urgent need for improved healthcare resources and services in this underserved community.

The hospital, like many others in rural areas, is struggling with limited resources, making it difficult to provide the critical care these newborns require. There's a shortage of vital medical equipment, necessary supplies, and qualified healthcare staff.

In light of this, I am using my platform as a DJ based in Kampala to call for your support. Together, we can make a real difference in the lives of these vulnerable infants and their families. I am launching a Fundraising campaign to raise funds for:

1. Acquiring essential medical equipment for neonatal care.
2. Providing necessary supplies like diapers, formula, and clothing for newborns.
3. Offering training and support to medical staff for enhanced neonatal care.
4. Establishing a sustainable fund for ongoing support and improvements.
Your contributions, no matter the size, will be a beacon of hope for these little ones and their families. Your kindness will directly impact their chances at a healthier, brighter future.

To contribute, please visit Additionally, I urge you to share this appeal with your network.

#NewbornCareUganda #MityanaInfantSupport #HopeForNewborns

Let's harness the power of unity and make a positive change for these babies. Your support will not only save lives but also leave a legacy of compassion and kindness.

Thank you for your generosity, and for being a part of this mission to bring hope and healing to the youngest members of our global family.

With heartfelt gratitude,

Get to know A Z I E L Musawenkosi Ndhlovu, also known by his stage name A Z I E L, is an R&B/Soul artist, sound engineer, and producer hailing from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Born on June 15, 1999, in Bubi rurals, Musawenkosi discovered his passion for music at the age of 15 and began recording his own songs in 2016.

A Z I E L's discography includes a variety of projects that showcase his talent and versatility. In 2020, he released his debut album, "Finally 21," followed by the mixtape "Love Over Lust" in 2021. His sophomore album, "Issues," was released in 2022. Additionally, A Z I E L has released two EP's in 2023, titled "Voice Of Africa" and "Chords."

Throughout his career, A Z I E L has achieved notable accolades and recognition for his work. He was nominated for Best Hip-hop Artist at the Mzansi Arts and Media Awards, solidifying his position as a rising talent in the music industry. He also earned the impressive position of number 50 on the PowerFm Top 100 Hip-hop Basement for the year 2021, further establishing his presence in the hip-hop scene.

A Z I E L has collaborated with a range of talented artists, including Luminous, Lungz D, Fliptunemusic, Loxion Messiah, Helen, Tapiwa Fresh, Mlue Jay, Mecca, khid Marque, Visionaries, Jay_Arr, and You Fired_Up Touch. These collaborations have allowed him to explore different musical styles and create dynamic tracks that resonate with his audience.

Offstage, A Z I E L is a dedicated sound engineer and producer, honing his skills and constantly seeking innovative ways to enhance his musical creations. With his commitment to music, rich vocals, and ability to connect with listeners on a deep level, A Z I E L is poised to make a lasting impact in the R&B/Soul genre and beyond.

In 2021, A Z I E L founded his own record label, Big Part Of The Process, showcasing his entrepreneurial spirit and dedication to supporting other talented artists. With his passion for music, commitment to his craft, and impressive accomplishments, A Z I E L is a rising star in the music industry, poised to make waves both locally and globally.
I Gotcha Covered Some indie music communities have a trend of disparaging major record labels. Today's musicians may shudder at the idea of receiving a 360 record deal; the label "sell out" is swiftly applied to independent musicians who give up their independence and join with a major label. 

Canadian artist Ali Hugo is still basking in the glory of "The Home Boy" album's popularity. A celebration of the music Hugo listened to while growing up in Canada. Hugo is following up that triumph with an album of cover songs on which he has remixed the tunes.

A major record label might encourage one of its signed artists to release a cover song album as a follow-up to a well-received tribute album. Salutations to radio stations and legendary musicians whose music has brought you such delight are one thing, but releasing a follow-up cover album as an expected Follow, Likes, Views, Streams & Comments booster on social media platforms is quite another. Commentators on the music industry might ask this question. Is Hugo selling out?

Hugo replies, "Not really," The fact that I work in the music industry and have worked so hard to create wonderful music makes it only natural that I would want the widest possible audience to hear it. It's one thing to have skills and create excellent songs, but quite another to archive your assets beneath your bed. When you have to make your own business decisions and realize that major labels are only there to assist you, putting butter on your bread, then following the trend of criticizing major labels doesn't seem feasible. Furthermore, How feasible is the idea of artistic independence? Hugo inquires.

Hugo says, "I mean I'm affiliated with Virgin/UMG Records through my distributor Intercept/INgrooves and with a high number of releases being uploaded to streaming platforms each day, using major label strategies to Ali Hugo releases helps me rise above the noise and also helps make it easy to get positive nods from my affiliation with a Major label like Virgin Records."

Hugo showed that the new album "I Gotcha Covered" is not just a follower of a major label strategy trend, My team used the exact same process as for my prior albums, which began with market research. The findings indicated that there is a large demand for this type of music album. The increase in the amount of cover songs being uploaded on social & music platforms every day is a reality of the times we're living in, particularly with the emergence of  trending cover songs on platforms like TikTok and Instagram Reals.

Hugo continues by describing how the circumstances surrounding the release of albums like "I Gotcha Covered" have evolved. I don't think I would be interested in doing a cover songs album, if I had to involve my attorneys in order to obtain licensing agreements and deal with the hassle of releasing a cover album like in the past decades. Making an album of cover songs is less onerous today thanks to the ability to retain mechanical rights and the simplification of the procedure made possible by distributors and agencies like Harry fox.

Hugo has chosen catchy tracks to be included on the new album, including renditions of Belinda Carlisle, Bryan Adams, and Lionel Richie songs, to mention a few. 

Hugo claims that the difficulty in producing an album like "I Gotcha Covered" is remaining faithful to the lyricist's intentions while avoiding alienating fans of the songs' original versions. Hugo rejects the idea that musicians should take care their recordings of cover songs don't overshadow their original work. Whether it's an original song or a cover, I always give any song I select to record my all. Patti Labelle's cover of "Over The Rainbow" is a fantastic illustration of how many artists have adopted covered songs and made them a significant part of their careers.

 The first single “Love Never Dies” from Hugo’s new album “I Gotcha Covered" is available for streaming and download everywhere.

Stephen Jaymes Paints a Vivid Musical Dreamscape with \ In the realm of folk-rock, authenticity often serves as a guiding light, and Stephen Jaymes illuminates this path brilliantly with his latest single, "Tokyo."

The second installment in his suite of summer singles, this track is a sonic journey to a place beyond reality, where two souls create their own world despite the impending chaos of a changing climate. As "Tokyo" unfurls, it's impossible not to feel the rhythmic pull of the opening guitar riff. The song kicks off with an infectious energy that invites your head to bob in time with the music.

However, it's not the Japanese city that Jaymes beckons us towards; rather, it's an ethereal space shared between two individuals. This mystical destination becomes a vehicle for transcendence, a way to rise above the apocalyptic scenes that increasingly define our world. In the eyes of the singer, Tokyo ceases to be a physical place; it's a mythological name from a pre-apocalyptic era, a nostalgic echo of times gone by.

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Stephen Jaymes emerges as a musical storyteller who defies easy categorization. His style might be likened to Charles Bukowski swapping whiskey for psychedelic mushrooms while consuming Rumi's poetry and Phil Ochs' records. The Los Angeles-based artist blends punk sensibilities with poetic lyricism, resulting in a unique fusion of sonic noir and post-apocalyptic folk.

With the release of "Tokyo" and a forthcoming debut full-length album, Stephen Jaymes embarks on a creative journey marked by sharp focus and a quest for truth. His music is a reflection of his refusal to partake in the grand deceptions of the world, leaving only the genuine and the authentic to flourish.

In Stephen Jaymes, we find a self-contained artist who masterfully wields multiple instruments, writes evocative songs, lends his voice to profound narratives, and expertly produces his work. His compositions resonate with the spirit of Prince's playful innovation, delivering clever wordplay and occasional funk influences. Yet, they also evoke the grandeur and mysticism reminiscent of Leonard Cohen.
The music of India is amazing to my Western ears, diverse and inspiring, also complex and steeped in history. All that matters is whether you like the music, as I do. One can always enjoy all seventeen tracks of this sound without knowing much about it. I am a curious listener and constantly seek to find out more. Blending traditional ideas with modern technology, what I love most about this album is the voice gliding upon the foundation of beats and melodic magic.
Jay Singh, aka J2, is the successful record producer and composer behind Indian Trap. Jay rose to prominence after winning the prestigious Ministry of Sound DJ Idol Competition in 2002. He has since produced and remixed songs for various artists, including LL Cool J, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Lil Wayne, and Madonna. He burst on the pop music scene as J2 with the release of the smash hit “Dare La La La,” which he co-wrote and produced for Shakira’s 10th studio album; the track debuted in the Top 10 of most international charts. A reworked version titled “La La La” Brazil” was the official theme song for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and is featured on the One Love, One Rhythm World Cup album. The song was also used in a T-Mobile commercial and Shakira’s Activia commercial, which became the most shared advertisement of 2014 and has over 2 billion streams to date. J2’s compositions have appeared in over 100 films, trailers, video games, television shows, and advertisements. They gathered over 250 million streams across YouTube and other major DSPs.
Subramanian Jaya Jananiy, known all over the world as S. J. Jananiy, is a Multi Global Award-Winning versatile musician, composer (Indian Classical and Western Classical), Playback Singer, Performer, Songwriter, Music Director, Music Producer, Record Producer, Keyboardist, Independent Artist and Research Scholar. She is also a Musical Ambassador and Advisory Board Outreach Ambassador for Project Peace on Earth. As a youngster, keenly watching her uncle playing keyboard and guitar, she started to play the keyboard whenever she sang. She started acquiring knowledge in music through her uncle’s guidance and support. After her school time, she simply loved to sing along with karaoke and grew up listening to A.R.Rahman’s soundtracks, where she got familiar with chord progressions which she learned to play on the keyboard. She has given around 1000 stage shows and concerts. She has given around 100 Carnatic classical keyboard concerts.
S. J. and her uncle designed the concept-series Classic Waves — beginning with Kannan songs in Tamil in 2007, including traditional songs for which Jananiy conducted, arranged and produced music that is the Fusion album series. This concept fetched them good recognition and became a popular number. Next they presented Classic Waves 2 — Silambosai (2010), Classic Waves 3 — Hit songs on Lord Shiva (Label:JSJ Audio- 2011), Classic Marvel (1, 2, 3, 4 , concept-series); and with respect to Carnatic classical, Classic Hits in Keyboard, Pancharatna Krithis in Keyboard and Kannan songs in Keyboard, and Chants were her other albums.
She has composed music for the Tamil Movie “Prabha,” the audio was launched during August 2015. She continues to compose music and she sings for a number of private albums, short films and some advertisements. She now has her own rapidly growing music business, she has so far released around 70 music albums under her JSJ Audio label, including such specialties as Carnatic Classical Vocal, Carnatic Classical Keyboard, Devotional, Fusion, New Age, Indian Pop, Electronic Pop and Contemporary music.

I am not familiar with Hindu traditions and mythology, so to get deeper into understanding what I am hearing, I did a simple review of Wikipedia just as you could do, looking up interesting words and terms. Here is a short version of what I have discovered.
The word Mantra might be translated as “tool of thought” in Sanskrit. Mantras are recited to overcome the problems and obstacles of life, and are intended as prayers for the commencement of a particular event, like marriage, always on the occasion of childbirth, as a cure for an illness, to improve a sour relationship, or simply to begin any auspicious ceremony without hindrance.
When we repeat a mantra, we direct our energy inward, allowing us to connect with our deeper selves and gain greater control over our minds; mantra chanting, or singing, has helped millions of people improve their lives and effect positive change. Imagine that matter is vibration and the cosmos is sound. Mantras are prayers that harmoniously vibrate with the universe.
There are some animated versions of some of the MANTRAS tracks available for watching on Indian Trap's YouTube channel,
J2 has thought alot about this fantastic opportunity to blend the ancient traditions with modern beats. “Three thousand years old mantras that go right to the heart of matter and contemporary music that has emerged from the streets, from ordinary people… we’re talking about roots. Music is the medicine for the soul, Plato said. At its best, music is a cosmic energy that removes negativity and obstacles, bringing peace, focus and satisfaction to all who listen. Ever heard of Bach? The journey may be long, but we are on the right track. Mantras are prayers that ‘vibe’ with the universe," muses Indian Trap. "What better lyrics can a composer ask for? Jananiy brought the mantras, and I brought my music!"

Before jumping in any deeper, seven of the tracks are “Bija” (pronounced beej) mantras, with chakra themes layered between the deity stories, glowing and rising, the journey begins with a prayer bell and takes form with what sounds to me like an invocation… “Muladhara (1st Chakra Root C — LAM)” (2:22)
The English name for muladhara is root chakra. It is symbolized by a lotus with four petals and the color pink or red. The term muladhara comes from the Sanskrit mula, meaning “root,” and adhara, meaning “support” or “base.” The Root Chakra is the foundation of the physical structure of the body. Balancing this chakra is said to form the supportive foundation for higher spiritual development.
Now the music is taking a new form, I hear chimes and complex layering of multi tracked voices and beats, blending rhymes and traditions… “Parvati Mantra” (3:21). Parvati is a Hindu goddess, a daughter of the Lord of the Mountains and Queen Mena. Parvati is known for her devotion to Lord Shiva, and it is thought that chanting her mantras will confer this devotion to your own relationships. Parvati is depicted in various forms and is revered as a symbol of feminine power and grace. She is the gentle and nurturing aspect of the goddess energy. Full of kindness and compassion, this represents the symbol of divine strength, power, love, and productiveness. As a goddess of family and love, she is the ideal entity to turn to for help with marriage, parenting, and fertility.
As an element of Maha Shakti, the mother of the cosmos, Parvati is connected to both the universal and individual energies of creation. The Parvati mantra comes in different forms, each with its own benefits, and is often used interchangeably with Shakti mantras. Parvati is the defender and origin of the cosmos and all of humankind. It is said that these divine powers have created this earth and we are simply the living beings residing on this planet.
Next a more complex combination of the story being sung and the playful percussion weaving a delightful track, to me the sound is imploring and invoking… “Ganesh Mantra” (3:42). Lord Ganesha is the god of knowledge and wisdom, who appears in many ways, but according to popular belief, can be seen with the head of an elephant with the trunk resting upon his human body, and his plump belly protruding out. He has four arms, each arm has a different function. The upper hands hold a noose (Pasha) and an ax (goad). The bottom hands have different roles too. One of the hands is making the Abhay Mudra sign, while the other hand is holding a bowl full of modak.
The word “mudra” is Sanskrit for “seal” or “sign,” and takes the form of hand positions. Each mudra has a specific meaning. The Abhaya Mudra is a sacred hand gesture that symbolizes fearlessness, peace, and protection. Modak is a sweet dumpling dish popular in many Indian states and cultures.
Again the prayer bell sounds, I hear a distant male voice chanting OM and joins the female voice in a new invocation, a sweet blending of chants… “Swadhisthana (2nd Chakra Sacral D — VAM)” (2:22). The word Swadhisthana is derived from two Sanskrit words, “Swa” meaning self and “Adhishthana” meaning established. “Swadhisthana” means something like one’s own abode, a personal space for supporting the personal expansion and exploration of sexuality, desires, and creativity. The Sacral Chakra is linked with emotion and the unconscious.
Now I think I hear more electronic processing on the opening voices, with a very catchy new bump ta bump ta beat that lifts the whole assembly, lightly gliding and playfully bouncing about the voices push and pull on the tricky beat foundation… “Saraswati Mantra” (3:43)
Saraswati is the Hindu Goddess of Learning, Music, Craft, Wisdom, Arts, and Auspiciousness. She is honored as the Mother of Vedas and teaching, singing, skill, knowledge, disciplines, and grace. She is depicted as a beautiful fair Goddess with Four arms, wearing a spotless white saree and seated on a white lotus. Her four arms represent the four aspects of human personality in learning: mind, intellect, alertness, and ego. The sound is direct and compelling, the voices mix like a human flute dancing on the notes, sometimes bending with emotion, I hear the passion build as the voice darts about.
The next track is titled “Gayatri Mantra” (3:21) It is believed that by chanting the Gayatri mantra and firmly establishing it in the mind, if you carry on your life and do the work that is ordained for you. Your life will be full of happiness, you will accumulate spiritual light, and that you will not only raise your own vibratory level but also the levels of those around you, your family and friends, your circle of acquaintances, and the entire global community. The sound of the Gayatri mantra brings us back to our own true nature, which is pure consciousness itself. It reminds us that we are already perfect beings, and that we have been given everything we need to manifest our highest potential. We remember that we are divinely connected to the universe, and that we are blessed by its abundance.
J2 shares more of his insights, “Listening to the “Gayatri Mantra” really helps me in improving my concentration and creativity. It allows me to enhance my productivity and aids me to take my music production to the next level. I have always considered myself a sound designer. When I learned that the Shaivite Hindu tradition believes that matter is vibration and the cosmos is sound, it got me thinking. We talk about someone having great vibes, don’t we? Don’t we say that some people vibe well together? These seemingly trivial words have a profound meaning. Mantras are prayers that vibe with the universe. What better lyrics can a composer ask for? Jananiy brought the mantras and I brought my music.”
A new calling emerges, across the prayer bell I hear melodic almost groaning and imploring, eventually building and rising… “Manipura (3rd Chakra Solar Plexus E — RAM)” (2:22). “Manipura” is a Sanskrit word which is roughly translated as “city of jewels.” It also translates to “lustrous gem” or “resplendent gem.” The position of Manipura is stated as being behind the navel. Manipura is the place where upward flowing spiritual energy or prana, and Apana (downward flowing pranic energy) meet. This chakra is associated with fire and the power of transformation. It is also believed to have a magnetic effect, attracting prana from the universe. The Manipura chakra acts as the marrow of personal power. Manipura is often associated with the colors yellow, blue in classical tantra, and red in the Nath tradition.
In the mix I think I hear a strange squeeling voice, the song begins softly and then works up to calling and shouting, the beat is staggered and complex… “Vishnu Mantra” (3:03) is the ideal mantra to recite before commencing any major task. Vishnu is considered the preserver of the Universe, and is known for his acts of slaying demons and saving humankind. The many hands of Vishnu always carry objects representing the things he is responsible for, such as a Lotus flower as an example of a glorious existence and liberation, a mace which represents mental and physical strength, a conch shell which produces the sound ‘Om’ and represents the primeval sound of creation, and the Wheel of Auspicious Vision, a disc which symbolizes the mind.
Vishnu is one of the principal deities of Hinduism and is known as the Preserver. Vishnu is usually shown with a human body, but with blue skin and four arms. His hands are usually each carrying an object, all with symbolic meaning. The physical existence of Vishnu is represented by the two arms in the front, while the two arms at the back represent his presence in the spiritual world. Whenever the world is threatened with evil, chaos, and destructive forces, Vishnu descends in the form of an avatar to restore the cosmic order, and protect dharma. Dharma is the cosmic law underlying right behavior and social order.
Now I hear the calling and weaving with the beats, the voice is spectacular and there is what sounds to me like a comical cartoon voice in the mix, as always the beats are sizzling and steady… “Shiva Mantra (Om Namah Shivaya)” (3:36) “Shiva Mantra” was picked up as a favorite track for TikTok’s popular yoga #BalanceChallenge
The figure of Shiva today is a combination of various older deities into a single figure. Shiva is often pictured with a serpent around his neck, beneath the adorning crescent moon, the holy river Ganga flows from his matted hair, and the third eye on his forehead is closed, this is the eye that turns everything in front of it into ashes when opened. The trishula or trident is his physical weapon, and he often holds the damaru drum, which is used in meditation practices.
Again the prayer bell sounds and I hear a signifying voice building the story and calling together the forces… “Anahata (4th Chakra Sacred Heart F — YAM)” (2:22) and Anahata is represented by a lotus flower with twelve petals. Inside there is a smoky region at the intersection of two triangles, creating a shatkona. The shatkona is a symbol used in Hindu Yantra, representing the union of male and female. Anahata is the Sanskrit term used for the heart chakra. In Sanskrit, anahata means “unhurt, unstruck, and unbeaten” and is associated with balance, calmness, and serenity. Anahata is associated with the ability to make decisions outside the realm of karma. It is the fourth primary chakra and serves as our center of love for oneself and others, compassion, empathy and forgiveness. It refers to the serene state Samadhi which is related to the continuous sound of the heart region.
I hear chanting voices with a ceremonial dancing beat, always calling, always a calm steady beat… “Lakshmi Mantra” (3:33). Lakshmi is the divine consort of Lord Vishnu the preserver of the universe. But that is not all she is, to many she is the divine force that helps Vishnu maintain the universe. She is often depicted in red clothes and adorned with gold jewelry. She has a calm and soothing expression, and is always seen with a lotus in her hand which signifies her as the symbol of Beauty. Her four hands represent the four goals of human life considered important to the Hindu way of life — Dharma (Righteousness and Duty) Kama (Worldly Desires), Artha (Wealth and Prosperity) and Moksha (Salvation). Her palms are always open and sometimes coins are seen pouring from them signifying that she is the source of wealth and prosperity. She is shown sitting or standing on a lotus in a beautiful garden or in the blue-ocean. Around her are either two or four white elephants giving Her ‘Abhishekam’ with the water. Her ‘Vahana’ or riding mounts are a white elephant and an owl.
Now the strength of the pace increases, the voices call and respond back and forth then combine into greater strength, I feel a dancing lightness with calling and proclaiming… “Durga Mantra (Om Katyayanaya Vidmahe)” (3:15) The Goddess Durga is said to be one of the most powerful deities in the Hindu religion. She is also known by the name of Devi or Shakti which in Hindi means ‘woman’ and ‘power’ respectively. The word Durga in Sanskrit means ‘a fort’ which symbolizes the fact that Goddess Durga is the epitome of strength and womanhood. Other times Goddess Durga is referred to as Durgati Nashini which translates to ‘the one who eliminates suffering.’ She treats her worshippers just like a mother treats her children. She loves in a most caring way and she is equally likely to get angry when required. Goddess Durga blesses her worshippers with strength, patience and many such virtues, but she destroys the things that need to be destroyed. This mantra begins with the word Om, which is the main mantra of all mantras. It is a salute to Maa Durga in her form as Katyayani, the sixth form of Durga. Goddess Durga is also known as Shakti or Devi, the protective mother of the universe and the embodiment of true womanhood; she is also worshipped as the one who eliminates suffering. She is the most powerful deity and protects all that is good and harmonious in the world. It is believed that by chanting her mantras, one can protect themselves from evil and negativity; she blesses her children by helping them overcome all misfortunes and evils.
Change comes, I hear the bell and a voice calling, the suspense grows, in the mix a male voice chants OM and a song forms from the emerging fragments… “Vishuddha (5th Chakra Throat G — HAM)” (2:22). Vishuddha is often associated with the thyroid gland in the human endocrine system. This gland is in the neck, and produces hormones essential for growth and maturation. In its most abstract form, Vishuddha is associated with higher discrimination and is associated with creativity and self-expression. It is believed that when Vishuddha is open, negative experiences are transformed into wisdom and learning. When Vishuddha is closed, a person undergoes decay and death. Due to its position, it is known as the throat Chakra. According to Hindu tradition, this chakra is described as having a “white color” with sixteen purple or smoke-colored petals.
Here the beat slides and solidifies the voices… “Krishna Mantra” (3:36) and Krishna is often depicted wearing a silk golden yellow dhoti, and a peacock feather crown. In this form, he usually stands with one leg bent in front of the other in the Tribhanga posture, the snake Kaliya with its numerous hoods symbolizes the numerous desires we have. Sri Krishna’s splendor is that he was the greatest speaker of our timeless faith and the greatest interpreter of Hinduism. The Krishna mantra can be recited to obtain greater compassion, mental control, and self-understanding. The expertise, trust, confidence, and practice of the individual chanting the mantra make it potent. The chanting of Sri Krishna’s mantras is said to be a powerful cleansing gesture.
Now again the bell and the crying voices are slowly rising and then a burst of rapid singing and calling out… “Ajna (6th Chakra Third Eye A — OM)” (2:22) The Ajna chakra or third eye chakra is located in the center of the forehead between the eyebrows. The third eye is said to connect people to their intuition, give them the ability to communicate with the world, or help them receive messages from the past and the future. It is not a part of the physical body but considered to be part of the pranic system and is considered the eye of intuition and intellect. Its associated sense organ is the mind.
Eventually I hear a very strange rhythm, maybe this is an odd twisted science fiction machine, eventually leveling off to tell the story… “Kali Mantra” (3:00). The Goddess Kali looks frightening, the eyes of Kali are red in color which depicts rage. Her hair is shown disheveled, small fangs sometimes protrude out of her mouth and her tongue is lolling. The Goddess wears a skirt made of human arms and a garland which is made of human heads. The four-arm form of kali stands on the calm and prostate Shiva. All her four hands hold a different thing, mainly a sword, a Trishul (trident), a severed head, and a bowl or skull-cup (kapala) catching the blood of the severed head. The word Kali comes from the Sanskrit word Kala, which means time. Kali is the divine Protector of Earth, also known as Kalika is a Hindu goddess, but due to her destructive powers Kali is also known as “Dark Mother.” She represents Time, Change, Power, Creation, Preservation and Destruction.
Here I hear the bell and the invocation calls out to conclude the journey, we are at the top of the head… “Sahasrara (7th Chakra Crown B — AH)” (3:00). The Sahasrara or crown chakra is found on the top or the crown of the head, located precisely four finger widths above the crown of the head, residing in the “plane of truth and reality.” The chakra is violet in color. This energy center controls our connection to spirit, and our sense of universal consciousness, wisdom, unity and self-knowledge. Sahasrara is the 7th major chakra in tantric yoga traditions. Sahasrara is translated from Sanskrit meaning “thousand-petaled lotus,” literally because of the symbol’s lotus that has 1,000 petals. Sahasrara is aligned to seek an intimate relationship with the universe.
Now I feel calm and satisfied having addressed these ten major deities and the seven chakras. What I like most about the sound are the distinctive tempos and the acrobatic vocals, which bring history to life and provide a catchy framework to elevate these amazing traditions. This epic achievement belongs as much with the pop rotation club as it does with the soulful yoga and songs for traditional practitioners.
Jananiy’s vocals increasingly fulfill a prophecy put forth in 2018 by Indie Pulse Music, who wrote, “She has an astonishing voice and deceptive range — a brief perusal of her professional résumé might suggest, to the uninformed, that she is a singer whose sound is strongly connected to the Indian world, but that’s not the case. Jananiy has a voice ready for the global pop stage, capable of intense emotional shifts, and flawlessly tuned into the song’s musical demands. Many listeners will marvel at the control she exerts over her vocal instrument…”
The music never stops.

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Track listing
1. Muladhara (1st Chakra Root C - LAM) 2:22
2. Parvati Mantra 3:21
3. Ganesh Mantra 3:42
4. Swadhisthana (2nd Chakra Sacral D - VAM) 2:22
5. Saraswati Mantra 3:43
6. Gayatri Mantra 3:21
7. Manipura (3rd Chakra Solar Plexus E - RAM) 2:22
8. Vishnu Mantra 3:03
9. Shiva Mantra (Om Namah Shivaya) 3:36
10. Anahata (4th Chakra Sacred Heart F - YAM) 2:22
11. Lakshmi Mantra 3:33
12. Durga Mantra (Om Katyayanaya Vidmahe) 3:15
13. Vishuddha (5th Chakra Throat G - HAM) 2:22
14. Krishna Mantra 3:36
15. Ajna (6th Chakra Third Eye A - OM) 2:22
16. Kali Mantra 3:00
17. Sahasrara (7th Chakra Crown B - AH) 3:00

Mantras are practiced and used everyday by millions of people all over the world, to train their minds, better their lives, and to bring about positive changes, whether healthful, financial or personal. According to, “At the end of the day, the mantra is meant to bring you back to simplicity.”

“Working with Jay for this very special album was highly explorative, fusing the Vedic Mantras, his Indian Trap music, and many vocalizations," said S. J., "The songs have at least 30 different vocal layers, along with a unique collage of taans, aalaaps, swaras, and improvisations that blend beautifully with harmonies for Jay’s amazing tracks!"
MANTRAS by Indian Trap and S. J. Jananiy has been accepted for consideration in the 66th Annual GRAMMYⓇ Awards in the New Age, Ambient, or Chant category.
Quenellx95 New release, song  Explanation I Don\'t Give a Fuck Quenellx95 is a country pop musician from KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, Kwamashu
grow up in a family with love issues and the lack of trust in relationship,
so that's why Quenellx95 songs always about Love sickness and loss of trust
New music Hay Dudes and Dudets Guess whos Alive and well that right its cha li x

Back with a brand new single "Show me the way"
Take a listen and enjoy
And one again that for coming a long on my musical Expedition!!!
Two helmeted space travelers watch the gigantic forms approach. The sound is an atmospheric instrumental with a beat sensibility. Pretty much all of these tracks have beats, and the tempo is perhaps from a soundtrack for the most odd movie featuring traditional circa 1950s plots with spaceships and astronauts. The overall feeling is not too dense or crowded, with lots of instruments floating atop bass-driven melodic tempos containing some funky textural accents, but still from within the inventive ambient electronic genre, weird soundscapes and the expanding art of atmospheric illusions. Hyperion V (the V is pronounced “five”) is Ben Cox, Thomas Park and Plexus.

Borrowing on vaguely familiar musical tonalities and rhythms, the visionary artists set about creating a rhythmic and melodic immersion of another timeframe yet to be discovered. Employing a variety of electronic sound sources while utilizing a process of generative composition they unlock our imagination through sonic manipulation and propel us into this undiscovered territory.

Thematically, Accretion Disc examines the human need to explore the unknown, our immortal obsession with the many mysteries waiting in the night sky. In this work, Hyperion V (pronounced "five") recall the cosmic yearning of bygone eras touched on by Vangelis, Brian Eno, Holger Czukay and the darkly human introspection of Massive Attack, launching their investigation through twelve conjoined tracks.

The opening track “Astasis” struts along a modular groove punctuated by robotic vocal samples, drum and bass like a rocket propelling the listener through the infinite. Contrarily, “Surface Gravity” evokes the eerie serenity of sunlight on an alien tundra, as chimes glisten and shimmer over a stuttering trip hop beat. The propulsive “Baryogenesis” opens with an odd-time bassline before terse, marching drums and interstellar synth chords make a contrapuntal rhythm. Submerged vocal samples warble in the distant depths, muted across immeasurable vastness. The mesmerizing “Graviton” screeches and bends like an electric guitar’s snarl before exploding into an ecstatic trance beat.

“Accretion Disc takes a nod from the classic days of electronica,” suggests Park, “bringing vintage chill melodies into the present with generative features, glitchy sounds, and state-of-the-art composition and mastering techniques. Bill Laswell and Eno/Byrne’s My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts works come to mind.”

Continuing the thought, Cox adds, “This one is hard to categorize. I’d call this 'controlled chaos with groove' if I had to boil it down. I agree with Thomas’ Byrne/Eno comparison, but maybe with some Orb and KLF mixed in, and a sprinkle of The Art Of Noise on the top.”

As if written in the stars, Accretion Disc is destined to be a popular and lively addition to ambient, electronic, and chillout radio programs and playlists. This unique and gripping interstellar journey moves fluidly between atmospheric soundscapes and propulsive grooves, traversing the space-time continuum, while alluding to the staggering emptiness of space. Fortunately, listeners may now enjoy the adventurous thrill of daring to cross it from the safety of their deep listening spaces.

Spotted Peccary Music will live stream Accretion Disc throughout the day today on its 24/7/365 streaming channel SPMLive.

Ben Cox has two releases on Spotted Peccary Music including Consciousness, and other tricks of the light (2020), and On Water (2005). Thomas Park, aka Mystified has five releases on Spotted Peccary Music including Yenisei Crossing (2020), Morning City (2017), Evolution (2014), Emergence (2013), and Epoch (2012). Accretion Disc is the first Spotted Peccary featuring Plexus.

Mastered by Howard Givens at Spotted Peccary PNW Studios, Accretion Disc is available for streaming and downloading, including high resolution studio master formats. The project's images were created by Jourdan Laik, while the layout and other paintings were designed by Daniel Pipitone, Spotted Peccary Studios NE.

1 Astasis (4:26)
2 Surface Gravity (4:06)
3 Lagrangian Point (4:08)
4 Spectroscopic Binary (4:37)
5 Baryogenesis (5:49)
6 Deep Sky Object (4:44)
7 Oumuamua (4:23)
8 Synchronous Orbit (5:02)
9 Protoplanet (4:38)
10 Graviton (3:15)
11 Flare Star (5:24)
12 Coronal Mass Ejection (6:32)

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Portland-based Spotted Peccary Music is North America’s finest independent record label with a focus on deep, vast and introspective soundscapes. For over three decades, the artists of Spotted Peccary have been on a mission to develop, produce, publish and release ultra-high-quality, deep-listening experiences that engage the listener and exceed expectations. Every release is carefully prepared in a variety of high-quality formats from MP3 to high-res studio masters. In 2023, they were named Best Independent Record Label by the HIMAwards. Explore more than 200 titles and 50 artists released over 38 years of excellence at
Harvest Time Blues Fest The Harvest Time Blues Festival takes places in Monagahn Town,Ireland every year over the 1st weekend in September.
I had the pleasure of making my debut appearance there last year playing the acoustic stage .
Delighted to say that I'm doing it again this year on Saturday 2nd of September.
Artist friends, ensembles and bands related to the 1000 Drums Africa Festival Leipzig, so far — 5(2023) Leipzig Africa Festival:
International Socio- and Intercultural Africa Festival »1000 Drums« in Leipzig / Europe 2019ff.


Below, but still under construction and expansion, you will find references to text, images, sound and addresses that can be supplemented, mainly self-disclosures and proportionate information from third parties about those who have been involved in our Intercultural Africa Festivals and friends over the years Artists, Ensembles and Bands. (Slight corrections and emphasis were sometimes made to the original texts from internet sources on/by artists and ensembles; in any case, express reference is made to the sources and copyrights of the authors - we are always happy to accept requests for changes and additions.)

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#African Brothers Acrobats
»The African Brothers acrobats are the sensation you always wanted to see! Their dynamic show will amaze audiences with dance, limbo, fire eating, human pyramids and more. It is not only extremely entertaining but also educational. The African Acrobats have performed in over 300 venues including Disneyland and

#African Cultural Band
The ensemble African Cultural Band from Sukuta in Gambia consists of three musicians in the formation Kora, singing and African percussion - a larger cult around their personalities is far from them... During the Gambian event parts of the 2nd Intercultural Africa Festival 1000 (African) drums under They gave several concerts under the motto Operation No Backway to Europe

#African Fairy Tales and more: Ursula Branscheid-Kouyaté
»I tell African fairy tales, accompanied by balafon and kora music and singing. ›Djatta, the drumming lion‹ and ›Konjigiba the cheeky monkey‹ also appear as attractions. In Africa, in the absence of televisions, people sit together in the yard in the evenings and grandmother tells stories. In between she sings the accompanying songs. I tell stories

#Alpha Oulare
Djembéfola Alpha Oulare, February 2022 in Leipzig « Alpha Oulare est né à Faranah, d'un famille Malinke de Guinée Conakry. Des l'age de 5 ans, il a commencé a jouer au petit tambour. Il se raconte: ‹ J'ai vu le Djembé dans mes rêves, après être sorti d'une salle de culture où j'avais connu Ma

#Apa Vovo (2018)
The flyer sent to us by the band in 2019 in graphic form above. [Text: The musical group APA-VOVO, or: the meeting between afro and rock. When East German rock meets West African music (from Togo), that's when the band Apa-Vovo, a musical group founded in Leipzig, was born. The band has an original rhythm that

#Arba Manillah & Mambo Vipi
»MAMBO VIPI is a colorful drum band from Chemnitz. They play, sing and dance various traditional African songs and rhythms. It was founded in 2012 by Arba Manillah from Iringa, Tanzania from a drum class. In the meantime they have already recorded their first album. The name ›MAMBO VIPI‹ comes from the Kiswahili language and means: ›How are you?‹ The

#Bala Ranks
»Bala Ranks [is] one of the most famous Afro-Reggae singers, songwriters and guitarists from The Gambia. Touring and studio work experiences in Europe and Africa.« ( »Born on 26 July 1980, Musa Kuyateh, popularly known as Bala Ranks is a Gambian Afro-reggae artist born in a family of griots. His family has a number of singers and players of

»SAMBA LEIPZIG – WELCOME. Brazilian percussion combines rhythm, power, momentum and tact, as well as the joy of life and movement. If you also want to be carried away by this impressive music, you will find information about my offers on these pages. I look forward to meeting you! – Marian Kania«* ( [* »Beating since I was fourteen

#Bouba Diakite
»Bouba Diakité is a Berlin based drumming school.« (Afrobizgermany) »Drummer, dancer, singer, choreographer... Bouba Diakité is an artist through and through. With his open, warm, inspiring manner, he always manages to cast a spell over people. Anyone who has had the pleasure of experiencing the energy created together in this way will become this moment

#Capoeira Leipzig Ginga de Corpo
»Group Ginga de Corpo has existed in Leipzig for over ten years, inspired and directed by Mestre Will. We appreciate a mixture of traditional and modern Capoeira aspects and see ourselves as a community that finds its enthusiasm in Capoeira through collaboration. Born in Brazil, Capoeira rose to become a Brazilian cultural asset over the course of several centuries and is now

#Christian Bakotessa
GUITARIST, SINGER, COMPOSER »Pierre Christian Bakotessa Kobolo (born October 20, 1980 in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo) is a German-Congolese musician. Bakotessa grew up with his uncle in Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of Congo, because his parents were too young to take care of him. At 17, he joined the town's church choir. After the military

#Commander Messiah
+++++ he was born in nigeria on the 3rd of december 1973, grew up in ghana, now based in germany + odey edu popularly known as »commander messiah« is from yala local government area of ​​cross river state, born into late rtd sergeant gabriel teacher edu and cristiana edu family at 190 battalion owode

#Dembo Jobarteh
Not to be confused with information on the person of Dembo Jobarteh 1976–2008, we can try to provide the following information about Dembo Jobarteh as he will attend our 2023 festival with Kora recitals and Kora workshops: »Born in 1967 [?], Dembo Jobarteh is a member of a famous African griot family. The nephew of

#DJ Hot Hammer (Top Vibez Sound)
»DJ Hot( )Hammer from Gambia-Italy-Germany plays Dancehall, Afrobeats, Hip-Hop and Trap... Since we all only play well, vybz 2 all the Music Lovers.« (M. S. — DJ Hot Hammer dal Gambia-Italia-Germania Suona Dancehall, Afrobeats, Hip-Hop e Trap… Visto che tutti noi suoniamo solo bene, vybz 2 tutti gli Amanti della Musica.) || Contact / News / Booking /

#DJ King Buntaloo
Dear DJ King Buntaloo, please send us some information about yourself - thank you in advance! YILP International eV // NUMBER OF CONTRIBUTION VIEWS (since counting from October 27th, 2021): 825 More readings? DJ King J Che on request: Publications: Information material from the Amadeu Antonio Foundation Berlin (updated: April 2023) Bouba Diakité Renewed acknowledgments, June 2020

#DJ King J Che
Dear DJ King J Che, Please send us additional information to complete this information about you as an artist. We thank you in advance. YILP International eV // NUMBER OF POST VIEWS (since counting from October 27th, 2021): 814 More readings? DJ King Buntaloo Children's aid project GamKids: online donations, donations in kind, school sponsorships for Gambian children and young people on

#DJ Randy
»DJ Randy is originally from Lagos, Nigeria. […] In 2011 he started as a DJ with the main genre being Afro Beat. He soon made a good name for himself in Leipzig and the surrounding area. This contributed to the fact that the location in which he djed became more and more crowded and to the fact that he also received offers from other promoters. Later

#DJane Marcela
Business card EVENTS & TRANSLATION (phone)

#Dolus Mutombo & Bena Kwetu
»Since 2013 Dolus Mutombo & his band have been playing music together. Bena Kwetu currently has four band members. The main instruments are being played by Tobias (piano), Ralf (e-bass) and Andreas (percussions) and Amuri (guitar). The bands' highlights in 2016 were playing at the African Festival in Leipzig and Freudenstadt and taking part at

#Group Culture Sangw'ikiyago zone Ngagara (National Ballet of Burundi)
We are the Burundians drumming! THE GROUP BALLET NATIONAL founded in 1987, started with 27 members. They range in age from eight to 50 years. The group performs the Burundian dance, which is an old traditional dance and was usually played for Kings. The dance should bring people together and aims to bring happiness and

#Jah Hero
»After many years of playing in bands and in collaboration with other musicians, Jah Hero finally released his highly anticipated debut solo album ›Chants of Freedom‹ on the 16th of March 2016. Recorded in Berlin, where the artist now resides, this album is packed with international influences, and describes a courageous journey of compelling

#Jalikebba Kuyateh
»Singer, Kora Player, Songwriter« ( »Jalikebba Kuyateh is a dynamic kora player and singer from The Gambia. He belongs to the Mandinka ethnic group and grew up in a traditional griot family. His concert activities regularly take him to many European countries. Jalikebba has produced several CDs and his songs have been in the ›top of the charts‹ several times

#Juffureh Band of Sukuta in The Gambia
»West-African Music ensemble earlier also known as Super Juffureh Band International, temporarily performing as side project Dembadou Band 2009. Genre: World Music / Afro Manding / Gambian Afrobeat / Dance Music / African Funk / Independent Music… According to critics, they are ›one of the most influential bands in The Gambia‹, but still mostly

The French ensemble ›KokobaSaï‹ comes from different cultural and musical origins and takes you into a powerful mixture of percussions and Guinean traditional singing, blues and guitar improvisations, is mystified by didgerdidoo and guttural singing. This frenzied mixture takes you straight to the heart of the jungle, that of magic, that of frenzied dances, the aborigines and Africa. (Self-disclosure

»Modern Manding Music & Dance from Burkina Faso« ( »Workshops: percussion, balafon, N'goni (West African harp), dance. Lanaya (Trust) won two awards in 2013: 1st Prize: Sharq Taronalari, International Competition in Uzbekistan by UNESCO[,] and the Creole Prize Berlin-Brandenburg. All musicians come from Burkina Faso, West Africa and can draw on the rich cultural and musical heritage of the people living there

#Lancei Dioubate
A longer excerpt from the artist's homepage as part of the Wontanara collective is permitted here: »Growing up in a griot family, LANCEI DIOUBATE learned to play various instruments as a child in Guinea (Conakry). Members of griot families such as the Dioubate and Kouyaté (to which he belongs on both his father's and his mother's side) are more oral in West Africa as custodians of history

»We are 14 women. Our enthusiasm for West African dance and drum music brought us together. We play and dance on djembes and doundouns - some of us for more than 15 years, others have just discovered their passion for it. And we enjoy sharing our joy and passion for this music with others

#Mamadi Kouyate
»MAMADI KOUYATE: Balafon & Djembé. Born in 1990 in Bamako (Mali), grew up in Niagassola (Guinea), from 1999 balafon lessons with grandfathers and uncles. In Niagassola, the UNESCO-protected Ur-Balafon ('Sosso Bala') from 1205 is kept under lock and key. It is only taken out and played one day a year. Only one person is allowed to play it: the guardian. He is

#Mandingkora Band
The »Mandingkora Band plays traditional West African music that dates back to the 11th century. Founded in Leipzig by Kalilu Kanuteh.« ( Kalilu Kanuteh – Kora. »Kalilu Kanuteh was born in The Gambia, West Africa. His father, Fabala Kanuteh, is a well-known balafon player in Gambia and his mother, Fatou Diabaté, are Griots from the Manding people in

"Ancient beat orchestra" ( »Music is necessary. It is in all aspects of our lives. Mayakan understands music in the context of the current human situation. This is a challenge. We aim to be thoughtful, creative, and give music that makes you think. True, there are many spiritual elements from different faiths in our music. we

#Mbila Band
»Music from Africa in Dresden« ( »On December 7, 1996, some Mozambicans met in a basement in Radebeul and because they enjoyed making music, they wanted to found a music band. At the beginning they had only a few instruments and hardly any technology. At that time they mainly played in the student club of the Technical University of Dresden. From the fee could

#Mborodis Group & Simba Group
The dance ensembles Mborodis Group and Simba Group from Sukuta in Gambia, accompanied by the Taranga Cultural Group, gave 1000 (African) Drums performances in parts of the Gambian events of the 2nd Intercultural Africa Festival, excerpts of which could be recorded on video. »A short history about how I started and what really inspired me to become a Zimba.

#Melissa Hie
« [S]oliste djembé/sabar/balafon (Bordeaux). Percussionist and dancer, elle est une des musiciennes au féminin du groupe Benkadi de Bordeaux. Formée à l'âge de neuf ans par son père aux instruments traditionnels tels que le balafon et le barra, c'est au djembé que Mélissa s'est révélée. Elle intègre asor plusieurs formations de genres different en tant

#Mo Bittaye
Master drummer Mohammed Bittaye was born in The Gambia. From an early age he recognized his passion for playing the drum and dancing. In 1990 he became champion at the Gambia National Youth Week with the Darragi Cultural Group, which then won the national championship for culture and drama in 1991 and defended the title until 1995.

#Modou Seck & Ensemble Tam Tam Magic
»MODOU SECK was born in Dakar/Senegal in the caste of the Griots. Griots are drummers, dancers and singers who uphold and preserve the traditions of their tribe through the practice of their art. He was a member of the National Ballet and had already worked in Senegal as a teacher in the rhythmic education of children and young people. His craft, as well as the

#Nungu Kina
»African Drum & Dance«. »An African drum band from Leipzig. ›Ndungu Kina‹ comes from the Kiyombe language spoken in Congo and means ›drum and dance‹. Because the Leipzig band inspires their audience with traditional African drums, their rhythms, singing, dancing and shows. They convey the African mentality with joy and ease

#Noma Nkwali
"Musician, Actress, Dancer & Entrepreneur based in Europe & Zim. It's all about music" ( »Noma Nkwali (born Nomathamsanqa Mkwananzi in Bulawayo Zimbabwe) is a Zimbabwean artist based in Germany. In 2006 Nkwali landed a role as a lead singer and dancer in the circus show ›Mother Africa‹. She went solo in 2015 and released

#Papa Dula Band
»The ten-strong Papa Dula Band has grown out of the art and culture venue of the same name in the city of Halle an der Saale since 2012 with a changing line-up. The resulting reggae type is better described by singer and bandleader Abdul as boomfire reggae. He is fully behind the rhythm and the expression of the sound, both vocally and in terms of dancing. The

#Rama N'Goni
»'Rama N'Goni' [real name Alimatou Djakité] was born in Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso. She started making music at the age of four with her father, Limani Fatié Traoré. He taught Rama to play the N'Goni. The N'Goni is traditionally only played by Hunters and Dozos. Rama is next to her instrument, which she plays perfectly,

#Rebellion The Recaller
»Rebellion the Recaller (also Rebellion Da Recaller or Rebellion, actually Bafoday Drammeh or Bafode Dramé; *1979 in Paris, France) is a Gambian reggae singer. Rebellion the Recaller was born in France to West African immigrants. From the age of eleven he lived in The Gambia. There he was a member of the band The Inspired Ones before pursuing his solo career

»The Roots Manding drum, dance and song group are five to eight artists from Africa. Her musical roots lie in playing the traditional rhythms and melodies of West Africa. The most important instrument of the group is the kora (African harp lute), accompanied by drums and dance.« ( Diehi Tanguy Franck – Doundouns. Abdou »Sam« Jarju - vocals & kora - see

#Sam & Reggae Manding Band
»The Sam & Reggae Manding Band is a band formed in Dresden in 2000 and now based in Leipzig. The different musical and cultural origins of the musicians are expressed in a mixture of traditional West African manding rhythms and reggae sounds. The band plays in a classic reggae formation.« ( Karl Blütchen – drums. Abdou "Sam" Jarju. »Band leaders, Kora players,

#Samba da Palmeira Pintada
»Brazilian rhythms from Leipzig« ( »In 2002, the first Leipzig Samba enthusiasts came together to form a Bateria, and in 2008 the Samba Pintada eV was founded. A lot has happened since then: people have come and gone, the musical spectrum has expanded, the name has been changed to Samba da Palmeira Pintada, and we have numerous samba performances, parties and excursions

#Sarr Kairaba
SARR KAIRABA is a master of drum music from Senegal, known for the National Ballet of Senegal, on concert tours in Spain, Japan, South Korea, Canada and the world, active since 1978 until today. Drummer in the National Ballet of Senegal. Training at the Lycee Lamine Gueye. Dakar hometown / Leipzig current place of residence. ( »SARR KAIRABA is a musician with Senegalese

#Shaun Gracie
»Shaun Gracie studied for 25 years with various masters (Yamoussa Camara, Alisco Diabate, etc.) in the USA and Guinea and was a percussionist in various ensembles. He has lived in Germany since 2000 and founded Ashé Outou and Mayakan in Leipzig. Shaun teaches West African drumming, culture and history and dance accompaniment.« ( ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE 1ST INTERCULTURAL

#Soy Deging
// NUMBER OF POST VIEWS (since counting from 10/27/2021): 844

»Cameroonean musician, rapper and producer.«( social media: e-mail: phone contact: 015214616481 ——* // NUMBER OF CONTRIBUTIONS VIEWS (since counting from 10/27/2021): 28 More readings? Image impressions from Leipzig and Gambia Noma Nkwali AFRICA FESTIVALS : UPDATE (!): Preview, ORIENTATION & also help for accreditation as artists for : Africa Festivals and African Culture Days in the Federal Republic of Germany

#Tagna Fuse
“We are Tagna Fuse. A band from Leipzig that has set itself the goal of merging North-West-African Gnawa with funky and jazzy sounds to create an unmistakable and intoxicating sound. Polyphonic vocals, driving percussion and melodious guitars accompany the booming Guembri on its world tour and lead you through sensitive passages to ecstatic flights of fancy. Love

#Taranga Cultural Group
The Taranga Cultural Group from Sukuta in Gambia, a percussion and vocal ensemble, accompanied the dance performance of the Mborodis and Simba groups during a Gambian event part of the 2nd Intercultural Africa Festival 1000 (African) Drums. Unfortunately, we only have little information about the musicians themselves... // NUMBER OF CONTRIBUTION VIEWS (since counting from October 27th, 2021): 1,336 More readings? review

#Teacher Oliver Band
Self-disclosure of the band in March 2022: We are the Teacher Oliver Band from Halle an der Saale or originally from Tanzania. Our lead singer Oliver has been in Germany since 2014. He composed most of the songs himself and teaches them to his "students", his band members. Hence "Teacher Oliver". Our music is a mix of reggae, afro beat

#Trio Farema
»Music and dance inspired by Latin American music and West African rhythms and dances from Guinea. A trio performance with power.« (Fête de la musique Leipzig, 2023) * // NUMBER OF CONTRIBUTION VIEWS (since counting from October 27th, 2021): 43 More readings? Wontanará Ndungu Kina Bouba Diakité Lanaya Review of the previous festivals (programme, programs and thanks), end of NOVEMBER

»The full moon orchestra consists of musicians from Leipzig, who turn the full moon night into a lavish dance night every month. The musicians, with different musical backgrounds, are united by their love of playing and improvisation, as well as the reinterpretation of old classics. The repertoire ranges from funky standard, to hot, dusty Latin/Soul, or Afrobeat with a respectful bow to Fela Kuti & Co, to

"African Dances and Music in Leipzig" ( »The 'Music Collective Wontanara' is a collective of musicians and dancers who live in Leipzig and are enthusiastic about art and African culture. The ›Collective Wontanara‹, which sometimes appears in a cast of two and sometimes in a cast of over 15 people, sees itself more as the result

#Yard Vibes Crew
they are welcome about every year (!) , and we are thankful and glad about their musical support for our African reggae concerts part : from the yet legendary band's Technical Rider, read below their on before collaborations … »YARD VIBES CREW IS A ROOTS REGGAE BACK-UP BAND BASED IN GERMANY AND HAS A MIXED


You can also listen to a Soundcloud playlist of fellow musicians here : cf.

We were very happy to create supplementary lists for the artists, ensembles and bands listed above:

♬ Videos of her, until 2020 cf.

♬ Video update, early 2021 cf.

♬ Videos of musicians and ensembles, bands participating in the 4th Africa Festival 2022 cf.

PPS. Festival Concert Records

In addition, we will soon be able to publish the results of the multi-track audio recordings
of all concerts of the 4th Festival 2022 (professionally painstakingly reproduced) (even if this is a few weeks later than initially announced). . .

Here are recordings of almost the first four years:

♬ 2019 audio: concert bootlegs cf.

2 (2020) Gambia and Leipzig »1000 (AFRICAN) DRUMS« cf.

♬ 2020 audio: concert bootlegs and feature [external] cf.

3 (2021)? Incidentally, due to a mishap, the few recordings from 2021 at the 3rd festival were unfortunately deleted at the venue, i.e. overwritten on their data carriers, so no concert was preserved!

♬ 4 (2022) audio again: concert bootlegs cf.

pPPS ! Registration form for musicians, ensembles and bands of African music and reggae for the upcoming festivals in 2023 and already in 2024ff. °
(° The upcoming festival is to take place again in the Kulturfabrik WERK 2 in Leipzig Connewitz at the end of August 2023 — the date has now been defined and project applications have been approved, partially approved and still in further preparation, on the way.)
... We as organizers of the annual 1000 Drums Africa Festival and all those involved in this festival welcome new and repeated registrations from ensembles and bands, unsolicited applications from musicians of African music and African Reggae or their agencies via the following contact form (but We also gratefully accept free letters throughout the year) :

> Invitation and question form for artists, ensembles and bands of African and world music: for a cooperation with us in future Africa festivals and beyond... (Please get in touch / just contact us!) cf.
— We may not be able to realize your joint participation in the festival this year, but would like to make a note of you for the line-up of later episodes, also other concerts in Leipzig throughout the year and meanwhile help to spread your artistic concerns as far as we can via website- Blog and virtualization: text, image, sound, moving image presentation.

You can also get in touch with us freely in other ways (by telephone, via Messenger, in direct speech, by letter or newsletter) or (if you are too far away locally or prevented by time) you are very welcome to send us video/sound messages, which we will send to you in person want to play, embed, transmit and store the virtual festival portion non-commercially. . .

You can find contact information for our association. . . here cf.

International Inter- and Sociocultural Africa Festival 1000 Drums at Leipzig, Federal Republic of Germany (annual since 2019) Prefaced: More on the festival project, all artist participations, project descriptions, reviews and outlooks you might find at the official festival website — thank you for your kind interest and consideration!

OUR COMMON CREDO. »The drum knows no borders, no countries, no skin color, the drum speaks the language of the heart and connects people.« (Damien Bilondo, founder of the en­semble ›Ndungu Kina‹ and one of more than 120 musicians who have taken part in the Festival of 1000 Drums so far.)

THE AFRICA FESTIVAL ›1000 Drums‹ (one year, in 2021, interim as ›African Nightlife‹) has been inviting drummers and guests to a joint event every year since 2019 to the City of Leipzig to make music, to concerts and workshops and thus enables artists, residents and guests to meet in this forum : in addition to barrier-free as possible African music concerts in an emphatically non-commercial or less commercial format, DJ music, dance, talks, drumming and other workshops for children, young people and adults an African bazaar is created at a public location in the city for two days with information stands, culinary offers of food and goods : African clothing, handicrafts, musicalia, accompanied by actions for children, on seating, standing and a stage. Accredited photojournalists are permitted to document the events in accordance with the law ; audio recordings and, in part, moving image recordings of the concerts are made for quite a number of those who are interested in Germany and abroad and are later processed and published for them. Within the annual Interactive community concert, after instruction and under the guidance of experienced musicians, the 1000 (rather 50) drums unite guests present in a shared play : all our guests are expressly invited to play along, bring their own drums and other musical instruments to the concert and thus one jam session, are invited to dance. Target group are / the festival is dedicated to and organized by : people with an African migration background and Roots, citizens of Leipzig and inter-/national guests, who thus make an important contribution to integration, but above all music lovers : adults, young people and families with children, all people interested on the continent of Africa antera. Announced and advertised, documented and virtualized in good time, the festival should go beyond Leipzig and the Free State of Saxony, as international music event be perceived in the long term and can have a touristic effect. As a community, we can, that is the goal, strengthen acceptance of African citizens in Saxony and Leipzig through the now regular open and mostly non-commercial event in which new perspectives on the continent of Africa are shown : still existing clichés and stereotypes about Africa should and can experience a change towards cosmopolitanism. Democratic culture, exchange and free participation are demonstrated, mutual acceptance and one’s own dignity are promoted. The festival also opens a forum of African Music in Europe and Overseas, one of her listeners and promoters, and invites you to the dialogue who seek to change prejudiced attitudes across generations and let them experience Africa’s cultural diversity. The culture of Leipzig, that of the Free State of Saxony and that of the Federal Republic of Germany contribute by this a celebration of peaceful encounter barrier-free music combining artistic genres, they create better understanding and general charity. In doing so, we are trying to reach an increasing number of guests, observers and interested parties in a better prepared manner every year and hope that the project will one day be classified in the context of larger, existing ones African Festivals in Germany and in Europe.



ON THE 5(2023) 1000 Drums Africa Festival on August 26/27th, 2023: cf.


Y.I.L.P. International e.V.,
West-African Diaspora Association in Leipzig and other cities,
on August, 2023 — see also other ressources at,,, !
Direct contact: / tel:00493412282399.
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Kristen Rae Bowden\'s Indie Pop \ Kristen Rae Bowden's latest offering, "Fault Lines," emerges as a dominant melodic force in the realm of pop music. This single showcases her prowess as both a singer and songwriter, leaving an indelible mark with its ground-shaking hooks.

The song's genesis lies in a breakup along California's scenic Highway 1, and the artful fusion of poetic lyrics and musical ingenuity is nothing short of captivating. Bowden employs a clever play on words, intertwining lines of blame with the concept of slipping tectonic plates, lending depth to the emotional landscape she explores. Her vocals carry the weight of lived experience, delivering the line "It's all your fault" with a raw, poignant intensity that resonates with anyone familiar with the sting of heartache. The chorus propels listeners into a world of seismic turmoil, where the fragility of relationships mirrors the instability of fault lines. The query "why can't you be mine?" lingers like an unspoken plea, echoing the sentiment of countless hearts in turmoil.

"Fault Lines" marries sleek, modern textures with a rhythmic warmth reminiscent of 1990s pop-rock. The blending of electric guitars and the velvety resonance of a Fender Rhodes creates a sonic tapestry that immerses the listener in a world of nostalgia, lyrically and sonically. Bowden's layered vocals provide a reflective quality, inviting listeners to delve into the emotional depths of the song.

Bowden's personal connection to the song is palpable as she shares, "There are times in my life when I feel my surroundings mirroring my feelings, or vice versa." This symbiotic relationship between emotions and environment is palpable throughout the track. The vulnerability of the lyrics is matched by the musical arrangement, crafting an experience that transcends mere entertainment and delves into the realm of art.

"Fault Lines" emerges as more than just a pop song; it's a profound, vibrational journey that taps into the universal human experience of love, loss, and the ever-present tremors of uncertainty. Kristen Rae Bowden's artistry shines brightly here, promising a timeless resonance that will surely stand the test of time.

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\ Sink yourself into Tadgh Billy King's latest offering, "breathe out," a mesmerizing alt-rock gem that beckons you with its irresistible grungy stylings. This Irish artist takes listeners on a journey through a landscape of pounding drums, resonant guitars, and soul-stirring vocals.

These intricate components intertwine to create an infectious and hypnotic groove that listeners will find hard to resist. Tadgh accomplishes all of this while, through his lyrics, also going into great introspective questions. He shares, “...getting up takes time, should I just give up?” – a brutally relatable sentiment that touches on the complexities of keeping yourself going.

The artist's velvety baritone voice, honed through his years of classical training, imbues his music with raw emotion and depth, while his theatrical background adds a dramatic flair to his rock compositions. Having lived above a legendary NYC music venue during his formative years, Tadgh absorbed a diverse range of sounds, and this culmination of musical experiences now fuels his unbound creativity and sustains his hunger to create more and more of his art.

Tadgh's upcoming album promises to be a profound exploration of the worlds we inhabit, both externally and within ourselves. His artistic integrity and desire to challenge a world lacking answers shine through every note and lyric. Drawing inspiration from an eclectic mix of influences, including Radiohead, Nirvana, and Drive Like Jehu, Tadgh's music weaves a tapestry of post-punk, goth, shoegaze, and electro, creating a sound that is both bold and beautifully ethereal.

For fans of Bauhaus or The Smashing Pumpkins, "breathe out" is an absolute must-listen. So don't miss out on this spellbinding track by Tadgh Billy King - stream it now and be transported to a world where alternative rock and post-punk collide with electrifying brilliance.

Embark on a quest for artistic truth and unbound expression, and let the immersive sounds and thought-provoking lyrics sweep you away into a realm of alt-rock magic. You won't want to miss this musical force!

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Southern California singer/songwriter Tom Ciurczak (Sir Zak) offers up an infectious blend of energetic rhythms, danceable beats and powerful storytelling lyrics that make you think you are listening to a crossbreed of Bruce Springsteen, Warren Zevon and Steve Earle, complete with Eagles-esque harmonies and hook-laden Eric Clapton style guitar work. Brought up to appreciate the intricacies of music by his father, a professional musician at the Military Academy of West Point, Tom learned, early on, about music’s complex and distinct sounds and rhythms as well as the imagery that great storytelling can evoke. Tom is fully-committed to life on the road as he regularly performs at music venues throughout California’s Southland to promote his own brand of Heartland Rock.

Playing live several times a week in small venues throughout Southern California, Ciurczak entertains his listeners with his unique version of outlaw rock, a sound that is simultaneously classic and modern. He embraces the fading tradition of perfecting his songs live on stage, often inviting others to sit in, and telling the stories behind the music along the way. A natural showman, Ciurczak plans to debut a new stage band in late August; dates will be announced on his calendar:

With so much to offer, it’s no wonder that I Ain’t Ever Growing Up has been welcomed at radio stations across America’s heartland, and by rock playlists like Given to Rock. Ciurczak continues to be praised for his storytelling abilities, instrumental prowess, and melodic throwbacks with a touch of humor. The Bandcamp Diaries referred to the album as, “a nostalgic journey that strikes a perfect balance between raw energy and soulful introspection, leaving listeners in the mood to look back on their own memories and cherish the good times they experienced and all the connections they made.” MakeMusicWith.Me writes that his storytelling abilities “paint vivid imagery and deliver suspenseful twists that instantly captivate the listener’s attention.”

With this album, Ciurczak finally shows his full range of musical styles and influences from Heartland Rock (“The Vault”), to ‘70s Prog (“Nights on Fire”), and Peter Gabriel-inspired World music (“Kilimanjaro Skies”). The styles of songs on the album, he says, pay homage to his musical heroes, and listeners will enjoy all new music with a retro feel inspired by the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Warren Zevon, Tom Petty, Paul Simon and outlaw country singer-songwriter Steve Earle.

Ciurczak chose these eight energetic pieces from decades of songs he had written over the years while building a successful business, traveling, and raising a family. A few years ago, his daughter Kelly–who sings some of the background vocals on the album–encouraged him to begin sharing his songs with the world. In an exclusive with Lazie Indie Magazine, when asked about what advice he’d give artists like himself, he stated “I would tell someone to never give up on their dreams, because there will always be that lucky 10%.”
The smallest Creature Bring a Little Rock into Your Life in 2 Newest Singles Hailing from Cyprus, The smallest Creature has taken inspiration from alternative rock scenes in 90’s and continues to define their uniquely moving sound. Their rock anthem "What Color is the Rain" is part of a constellation of singles released throughout the summer of 2023, including the grungy alt rock "Queen" and the organ version of "What Color is the Rain." These tracks sees The smallest Creature veer into a provocatively explorative pop sense in a flippant response to our stuporous entanglement with nuisance, aggression, and disillusionment.

In "What Color Is the Rain," the band's defiance against chaos in the world is expressed through a rousing rock anthem. The track, written during Cyprus' first lockdown in 2020, is inspired by the band's deep appreciation for the beauty of nature and music's ability to make sense of the world. The marching beat and uplifting melodies create an anthemic feel, while the self-sacrificial whirlwind outro adds a captivating twist to the song.

Moving to "Queen," the band presents a spellbinding sonic propulsion of electrifying alt rock energy. The song explores the theme of being gripped by the past while simultaneously longing for memories of emotions to continue into the future. Each band member's characteristic style is showcased in the arrangement, from Stefanos' melodic sensitivity to Andreas' rebellious heavy guitar lines, Pavlos' experimental leanings, and Iacovos' groove-filled drumming. The interplay of these elements creates a dynamic and engaging listening experience.

The Smallest Creature's background in the alternative rock scenes of the 1990s and their experiences in Boston, NYC, and Larnaca add depth and authenticity to their music. Their albums "Million" and "Magic Beans" showcase their fuzz-soaked introspective songs, which have evolved into the powerful sound heard in their recent singles.

Whether you're a fan of thought-provoking lyrics or simply looking for a captivating melody, both of these tracks are a must-listen. The smallest Creature is creating captivating masterpieces that deserve special spots on your playlist. Let the heart of this music envelop you and discover why The smallest Creature is an undeniable gem in today's music scene. Both “What Color Is the Rain” and “Queen” are available to stream on all platforms right now!

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The First Two Chapters of Night Wilds Upcoming Concept Album Set an Impressive Stage If you are a fan of concept albums, the upcoming rock opera from Night Wilds called 'All That Should Have Been' is one to keep a close eye on.

Releasing in chapters, 'All That Should Have Been' is both theatrically entertaining and darkly cathartic. The 17-song rock opera chronicles the story of a boy trapped in a cruel circus desperately performing for a madman ringleader.

The first song, "The Curtain," sets the stage thematically and musically, introducing listeners to the mysterious and enigmatic world of the circus. With haunting narrative-like lyrics and a dark piano chord that lingers, the song leaves a lingering sense of intrigue and anticipation for what is to come. It establishes the dynamics between the ringmaster and the performers, setting the tone for the unfolding drama.

The second song, "The Show," follow ups "The Curtain" and specifically looks at the ringmaster's greed taking center stage. The guitar riff serves as a symbol of his increasing desire for praise from the audience. The song captures the contrast between what happens in the spotlight and what occurs behind the scenes, portraying the performers' struggle to meet the ringmaster's demands. The song's musical progression reflects the ringmaster's growing blindness to the consequences of his actions.

The rock ballad "City of Strangers" narratively comes later in the plot of the album, but released first. It takes listeners on a journey of desperation and self-discovery. Seth's soulful and evocative vocals, reminiscent of Eddie Vedder, add depth and emotion to the song. While written and inspired by his own journey through sobriety and addiction, the song also serves as a powerful metaphor for the feeling of being trapped in a prison of one's own making, surrounded by strangers with no connections.

These three songs alone set the bar quite high for the rest to come. We are immediately pulled into the story and need to know more!

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DANKO FROM LAY ZHANG’S MUSIC COLLECTIVE ‘D.N.A’ RELEASES NEW SINGLE “EXCEPT” Today, a new single is released under international idol Lay Zhang’s (LAY) very own music collective called the D.N.A Music Alliance, a curated collection of talented and emerging Chinese musicians that are to dominate the music industry on a global level. The new track, “Except,” is from rapper DANKO, which comes off the heels of back-to-back releases such as “21” by rapper GALI and “What She Said” by Vinida plus the group effort, “Break My Heart.” All releases are under the executive reproduction by LAY himself.

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D.N.A’s stacked line up consisting of 7 talented artists, including DANKO, GALI, Vinida and LAY himself debuted the collective with a full group project called “Cyphers.” Along with an experienced production team, with one of their producers being GRAMMY® award-winning producer Murda Beatz, this group of artists continues to expand its global reach. This next release sets the tone with a new subunit of the Alliance that is long-awaited and showcases a distinct style.

LAY’s production skills shine through in his ability to craft captivating melodies, intricate beats, and atmospheric soundscapes that elevate the overall quality and aesthetics of the song. His creative vision and attention to detail contribute to the success and sonic appeal of the track, showcasing his versatility and talent as a multi-faceted artist in the realm of music production.

With a fluid flow, GALI’s abilities are unmatchable when it comes to style, he is a chameleon when it comes to adapting to different styles of music. GALI effortlessly showcases his lyrics and clever rhymes with his songs. With impeccable control and sense of flow, the artist creates a new style of rap that captivates the listener from start to finish.

Shanghai-based, hip-hop pioneer GALI is a rising star in the Chinese hip-hop music scene. He has established himself as a rapper and one of the most watched rappers in China, having been third runner-up of the 2020 hit show, Rap of China. His thoughtful lyrics and connotative taste distinguish him from other rappers. He continued to demonstrate that he is a force to be reckoned with in the music industry with the recent release of a single titled. “Stay With ME ((因你而在)” with YIHUIK (苡慧). The well-known Chinese rapper is all set to take his fans on an electrifying journey when he brings his much-anticipated ATLANTIS tour to Melbourne’s 170 Russell on Sunday, July 23, fresh from a slot at Australia’s premier festival Splendour in the Grass.

China-based rapper, DANKO is no stranger to the public in Asia and has become a household name from his vibrant career. He debuted in 2011 with his first album, “Illusion Human Nature” and soon became part of several known groups. He’s toured the United States and has released an array of hit singles, even appearing on the hit TV show, “The Rap of China’’ like his predecessors that brought him to prominence. This latest release is a testament to DANKO and LAY’s undeniable chemistry as artist and producer. The track showcases the pair’s perfect blend of rhythmic beats and verses to catch melodies effortlessly executed under a classical instrumental.

LAY has been and continues to be a household name in Asia, and his career his been a whirlwind the last three years after joining forces with Steve Aoki and for the 2020 hit cross-cultural collaborationLove You More, reaching #1 on the QQ Music China chart. He then released a string of hits with an album, two EP’s, cross-genre collaborations and solo singles overseas further propelling his international star power. The Chinese icon is one of the most beloved stars in the region with a loyal and highly engaged 51 million followers on Weibo and over 14.2 million followers on Instagram. As a solo artist, the entrepreneur’s career has skyrocketed to tremendous success, becoming the highest-ranked Mando-pop star on Billboard 200 chart and the first Chinese artist to enter the iTunes Top 60 in the U.S.; with his third solo albumNAMANANA. Outside of music, he routinely showcases his skills for acting in TV and film roles, hosted multiple top-rated reality shows in Asia and is one of the most awarded artists in China. Now, LAY is working with a multitude of established and emerging artists to help bring their star power overseas with this project close to his heart.

On Subtracted Soundscapes, Johan Agebjörn revisits past work with a new compositional mien: a focus on calmness and serenity. Agebjörn selected and reworked eight pieces from across his career, transforming the tracks into something warmer and calmer than the originals — but no less moving and profound. Unlike their original versions, these “subtracted” updates are entirely beatless; the sonic threads of the originals are unraveled and rewoven. The result is an album that moves fluidly between naturalistic electronics and a unique dazzlingly otherworldly sound. Startlingly intimate, it becomes both a sonic sanctuary for the listener and another world to explore. The feeling is bittersweet and positive, the sound is dreamy and electronic with lots of sustained tones and glowing atmospheres, and just soaring with no limits into other places. The electronics shiver and the angels have a story you must mostly feel because this is something that has almost no words. Unless otherwise specified, each of these tracks were composed and performed by Agebjörn.

On Friday (July 21, 2023) Agebjörn will celebrate the release of his album SUBTRACTED SOUNDSCAPES with a “takeover” of the SPM LIVE channel on Youtube, spinning the new tracks and other favorites all day long.

Unlike their original versions, these “subtracted” updates are only the key elements of the music, and also working with different combinations of lowpass-filtering, slowing down, adding reverb, and mixing the music differently, all with a wish to attain some sort of calmness and warmth. "I am surprised by how much more I prefer these new versions to the originals. I guess they attune better to my current state of mind. I hope this music can evoke similar feelings in the listener."

Smooth, soothing soaring electronics, sometimes with sampled female voices singing wordless tones, I love to listen on a hot night to these sounds, which are cold, like invisible ice and snow. Often we are traveling through the melancholy of an endless Swedish winter, the feeling is ethereal and layered, there is simply no need for words. This music is for relaxing and thinking, it works well for lowering your blood pressure and bidding your troubles and worries to fade away. Subtracted Soundscapes works well for dreaming as well as for launching your personal voyages into deep fantasy.

Starting with an infinite piano cycling through 5 notes, slowly adding glowing synthesizers with interesting accents, and a sampled ethereal voice, the soothing soaring feeling of the album is established here. “Four Hours To Karhumäki (Subtracted Version)” (5:28) comes originally from We Never Came To The White Sea (2017, SPM-3301). Performed by Johan Agebjörn and Mikael Ögren, who were also joined by Rolf Ellmer as composers. Karhumäki (in Russian known as Медвежьегорск) is an industrial city in Russian Carelia. “Swimming Through the Blue Lagoon (Subtracted Version)” (5:08) was released originally on The Mountain Lake (2011, LSM19), sending us deeper into the opening atmosphere, synthesizers and a flickering sampled voice singing intonations. Thinking about the lagoon puts me in the sea, the music puts me in the sky, and ultimately the voice puts me into a sensation somewhere like heaven. “Ambient Computer Dance (Subtracted Version)” (5:31) was originally on Mossebo, the feeling is still consistently slow and graceful.

Vyartsilya is a Russian border checkpoint used by perhaps one million visitors each year to see Finland, “As I Passed the Vyartsilya Border Crossing (Subtracted Version)” (7:43) was originally released on We Never Came To The White Sea. I hear layers of alternating ambient vocalisms by Anneli Andersson and melodic electronics, gentle and conducive to your own thoughts supported by the crisp clear motion of the music constantly building and growing. This new version also uses Andersson’s voice as a marching ostinato. When the melody comes in, it is both alien and familiar: the major key refrain of adventure wrapped anew in sterling pearlescence. The original video version is a view from the train passing through the industrial area which invokes memories of history created by the glimpses through the window.

The next track begins with lingering intimate romantic whispers, slowly blossoming into a meditation on blissful dreamscapes eventually climaxing in a nocturnal thunderclap, “Sleep In My Arms (Subtracted Version)” (5:41) originally on Sally Shapiro: Disco Romance also appearing on Sally Shapiro: Remix Romance Vol. 1, as well as the anthology Various Artists: Soundcolours pres. Chilltronica — A Definition. This one is performed by Johan Agebjörn for the Sally Shapiro project, the songwriters are Erik Van Den Broek and Agebjörn.

“Dulciter Somni (Subtracted Version)” (5:00) was originally heard on Mossebo. Performed by Agebjörn and Lisa Barra, composed by Agebjörn and Oskar Macgregor, this sweet sleepy one always gets me right in the soul and heart. The singer is Lisa Barra from Gothenburg, Sweden. She brings to my mind the hidden colors in a night winter sky. Continuing, “Siberian Train Part II (Subtracted Version)” (7:52) was also originally on Mossebo.

Agebjörn shares his memories of his early approach to the technical aspects, “if I had long samples that I wanted to use I had to play them from cassette live during the recording, such as the sampled speech on “Siberian Train.” There is an ominous glowing foundation with some wandering soaring tones and melancholic suspense, blending field recordings made on a train, you can hear the tracks rattling and rumbling below with occasional warning bells from road crossings flying past.

Subtracted Soundscapes concludes with “Zero Gravitation (Subtracted Version)” (9:59) originally on Various Artists: Soundcolours pres. Chilltronica — A Definition. For this listener, outer space is a very cold and beautiful place where slow and glowing colors hoover and glide about.

Agebjörn's releases on Spotted Peccary Music include Mossebo (originally on Lotuspike, released in 2008 and remastered with SPM in 2019), The Mountain Lake (2011), followed by a couple of collaborations with Mikael Ögren, We Never Came to the White Sea (2017) and Artefact (2021) with the related EP Space Travel.

1 Four Hours To Karhumäki (Subtracted Version) 5:28
2 Swimming Through the Blue Lagoon (Subtracted Version) 5:08
3 Ambient Computer Dance (Subtracted Version) 5:31
4 As I Passed the Vyartsilya Border Crossing (Subtracted Version) 7:43
5 Sleep In My Arms (Subtracted Version) 5:41
6 Dulciter Somni (Subtracted Version) 5:00
7 Siberian Train Part II (Subtracted Version) 7:52
8 Zero Gravitation (Subtracted Version) 9:59

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About Johan Agebjörn:
Johan Agebjörn lives in Lund, Sweden, where he is a psychologist, sometimes makes music, and enjoys being a father. He makes music in a wide range of styles, including electro, house, also solo piano, and has two main projects. His ambient music can best be described as “ambient electro” or “arctic ambient”; not too far away from the sounds of Krister Linder or early Biosphere. That is, ambient with electro beats, giving the music a rich atmosphere as well as a distinct forward motion. His ambient music has also appeared on several compilations, and draws influences from Aphex Twin, Pete Namlook and The KLF. His other project is a neo-Italo disco studio project consisting of pseudonymous female singer Sally Shapiro and featuring Johan as composer and producer. Their two albums, Disco Romance and My Guilty Pleasures, as well as a few EPs and remix collections, have been very well received. Influences include prominent '80s Italo disco artists such as Valerie Dore, Katy Gray, Savage, Fun Fun and Sandra. Johan also runs the Husmus online / CD-R micro-label on which he has released some solo piano works and singles.

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Portland-based Spotted Peccary Music is North America’s finest independent record label with a focus on deep, vast and introspective soundscapes. For over three decades, the artists of Spotted Peccary have been on a mission to develop, produce, publish and release ultra-high-quality, deep-listening experiences that engage the listener and exceed expectations. Every release is carefully prepared in a variety of high-quality formats from MP3 to high-res studio masters. Explore more than 165 titles and 45 artists released over 37 years of excellence at and
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 Folk singer Matt Zaddy Debuts Stunning Song “What Comes Around” With a sound that seamlessly blends folk rock and modern soul, there’s something for every music fan to love about singer/songwriter Matt Zaddy. For his new single, Zaddy went back in the studio with Emmy award winning and Juno nominated producer Ross Citrullo (The Sheepdogs, Julian Taylor Band). Together with Ross’ own version of the “Wrecking Crew,” and Matt’s partner in life and music, Heather Christine, this team of heavy hitters led to the high-energy result that is “What Comes Around.”

The song was inspired by the struggle to do what you love. When we’re busy, we don’t always think about the difficulties and hard times we all face in life. Despite how hard it is, all we can do is try to be positive, reflect, and remember to take it one day at a time; to fight another day to do what we love. This song is like a conversation that Zaddy is having in the mirror, or a conversation with his wife.

In essence, “What Comes Around” blends the uncertainty that comes with the daily grind with the hope you need to move forward, in a way that is motivating.

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The Tuesday Nighters Honor an Indigenous Soldier on New Single “Eddie” The Tuesday Nighters are a Canadian rock n’ roll band with a spirit found on the dance floors of downtown Toronto, and a soul in the small towns and countryside of Northern Ontario.

The song “Eddie” was inspired by the story of Private Eddie Namaypoke, an Indigenous soldier and residential school runaway who was killed in WWII and is buried in the Rome War Cemetery. The band wanted to honour him with this haunting retelling of Eddie’s very sad story through the power of music.

Songwriter Taylor Prestidge visited his grave there and later met his surviving family at Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung (The Manitou Mounds) in Northwestern Ontario (near Kenora). To our knowledge, this is the only time Eddie has been visited in that cemetery. This story was chronicled by Taylor in an article published in Maclean’s Remembrance Day Issue in 2016.

The band felt that it was extremely fitting that it was recorded at Jukasa Studio, which sits on the Six Nations Land. Furthermore, 50% of all proceeds from the song will be donated to the Downie Wenjack fund.

Take a moment to listen and reflect on “Eddie.”
After earning accolades and awards with his debut album, Stairway to Nirvana, Indian-born composer, producer and guitarist Samir Bodhi builds on his new age vision through his second album, MEMORIES OF EMPATHY. Samir brings a Western-influenced collection resting on its Eastern foundations, driven by his need to restore empathy among a sea of human self-absorption. By bringing together different styles of music, Samir encourages listeners to reminisce fondly on where they come from, and what is meaningful, to enhance their compassion for their neighbors.

A resident of Southern California, Indian-born musical visionary and tenured professor Samir Bodhi's multi-faceted life and career reflects the classic immigrant experience of thriving in the pursuit of his creative and academic dreams. His accolades include accompanying legends such as Hemant Kumar, Runa Laila, Bani Thakur and Hoimonti Shukla and performing on Calcutta Television with famous artists in many prestigious venues in Calcutta, India. In the US, he performed with Ghazal badshah Jagjit Singh, composed Emotional Eyes, a modern Bengali album for his wife, singer Madhumita Chatterjee, and arranged and recorded the first ever Broadway-style Bengali musical Sinbad, performed in Los Angeles in 2006.

After reaching #1 on Amazon’s New Age New Release chart and #4 on the Zone Music Reporter’s Global Airplay charts with his debut album, Stairway to Nirvana Samir Bodhi returns to new age fusion with a second collection, MEMORIES OF EMPATHY. Building on the album’s predecessor, Bodhi develops his greater musical vision to bring different cultures and communities together to increase mutual understanding and human empathy.

Bodhi bands together with friends and renowned musicians to produce a new age fusion of traditional Indian melodies and instruments merged with relaxing Western beats. The album has been referred to as one that blueprints a new world order suitable for fans of various interests, musical tastes, and lifestyles.

Bodhi envisions the album to have an important impact on all listeners. He says, “If we want to create a more peaceful world, we all must start with empathy, putting one in another person's situation. I hope that the six tracks we have created in the new album will bring peace and help people to have more empathy in their lives. I hope they take some time to understand someone else's situation, to be empathetic.”

Bodhi’s new album serves as a greater reflection of his multifaceted perspectives as an Indian-born musical visionary and internationally-recognized scientist and scholar who thrives in pursuit of his ambitions. The album piggybacks off Bodhi’s greater vision to connect people beyond their many differences through music, a vision that he began with his first album two years ago.

Memories of Empathy is a product of cooperation among talented artists working alongside Bodhi to reminisce on more empathetic days. The album features three tracks co-produced by guitarist/bassist Sanjoy Das and three by American multi-instrumentalist David Vito Gregoli. Sanjoy Das previously collaborated with Bodhi in the development of Stairway to Nirvana, and has been featured on Ustad Zakir Hussain’s “Huzur” live series and MTV India. The final track, “World of Empathy,” features the Indian film composer and Indosphere keyboardist Louis Banks, who has also been referred to as the “Godfather of Indian Jazz.”

A Samir Bodhi album isn’t complete without transcendent vocals. Bollywood singer Madhumita Chatterjee and Indian classical vocalist Supriyo Dutta’s vocals can be heard on the album’s “Have and Have Nots” track. Madhumita Chatterjee has co-sung with legends such as Anup Jalota and Kumar Sanu, and has collaborated with several composers in India and Hollywood; she and Samir Bodhi are married. Supriyo Dutta has performed all over the world and trained under critically acclaimed Indian classical artists such as Pandit Ramkrishna Basu.

Critics have already raved about Samir Bodhi’s latest collection, speaking highly of its ability to revive human spirits and its uplifting essence. Vivek Kumar, writing for New Music Alert, opines, “He infuses a lofty purpose into his music, every time coming up with a startling new theme connected to reviving human spirits and emancipating human feelings. The end results from his compositions wish to transform humans and revive the world."

We can see that the gap between the haves and have-nots is widening and that people’s self-absorption is reducing human empathy to a distant recollection, according to Samir Bodhi. Memories of Empathy is easy flowing and comfortable music reconciling and unifying seemingly disparate elements of human nature and the perceived difference between the rich and poor of both Eastern and Western worlds. Memories of Empathy excels in reminding us to help people on their spiritual path and connecting with others, finding our internal emotions that match another person's emotions within a soothing East meets West sonic and rhythmic aesthetic.

This second album from Samir Bodhi explores the natural capacity to place oneself in another's position, resonating with the feelings or attitudes present in oneself and the ability to share the feelings of another. On his first album, Stairway to Nirvana, as well as on this newest release, Samir has the ability to stir, thrill, and inspire while reminding us that we should not rush any aspect, the sound is rich, polished, glossy, exceptionally professional, lush, atmospheric and on this album feels mostly Western influenced, while including many traditional elements expressing Indian sensibilities.

The artists heard on Memories of Empathy are:
Samir Bodhi on Nylon Guitar, Ableton; Partha Paul on Synth, Saxophone, Rhythm Programming
Madhumita Chatterjee, Bollywood vocalist
Sanjoy Das on Guitar, Bass
David Vito Gregoli on Synth, Piano, 6 & 12 String guitars, Bass, Fretless bass, Irish Bouzouki, Mandolin, Dumbek, Accordion, Cello, Sarangi samples, 808 drums, Gondola sounds
Sandip Chatterjee on Santoor
Subir Ray on Indian flute
Joydeb Nandi on Tabla
Louis Banks on Electronic Piano

1 Have and Have Nots (5:53)
2 Heaven So High (4:27)
3 Affinity (6:30)
4 Compassion-Karuna (5:38)
5 Indifference (4:43)
6 World of Empathy (6:48)
SAULIUS PETREIKIS PRESENTS THE CONCERT FILM \ The first international world music festival in Lithuania - "Sun Music" - has been turned into a concert film. It features performances and conversations about music, creativity and concert activities by festival guests, full of warmth and good feeling.

"I believe that this concert will allow us to hear lesser-known musicians from neighbouring countries and broaden the audience's knowledge of world music," says Saulius Petreikis, the festival director. His mission is to bring together and nurture the world music community and promote music-making at home.

The musical part of the concert is complemented by short conversations with the festival guests about creativity, world music and neighbouring countries.

According to Viktorija Buivydė, Head of Development at the Teachers' House, it was great to see the sun and warmth from the festival's title land on the stage and then spread throughout the auditorium.

"After the concert, many people mentioned that they had been on a short holiday, as it were. There was an atmosphere of cosiness and friendliness throughout the festival. We invited the audience not to be afraid to bring their children, even though it was an evening concert. It was incredible how well they took to the music and were very exemplary spectators, sometimes waving and jumping in the aisles. We wanted our festival to be cosy and immediate, and the appreciation of the youngest audience members was the best proof that we had succeeded," she says.

A particularly important part of the events was the education for the whole family - a lecture by Dr. Eirim Velička on "What is world music?", Laima Jansonė (kanklės, Latvia), Kaspars Kurdeko (percussion, Latvia), Andre Maaker (guitar, Estonia) and Peedu Kass (double bass, Estonia).

The culmination of the festival in Vilnius Teachers' House was the closing concert in the Great Hall. It featured guests from abroad, and the evening continued with a joint performance by the participants, joined by musicians from Lithuania.

The organisers are also pleased to announce that this year will mark the third edition of the Sun Music Festival. World music evenings and educational events will take place from 8-12 November at the Vilnius Teachers' House and St Catherine's Church.

This year's events will feature bands from Finland, Estonia, Sweden and Lithuania. The detailed programme of the festival will be announced in the near future, and those who are looking forward to the festival can already buy a festival season ticket.

The concert was recorded and directed by Paulius Dragūnas.

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Biographie du Groupe Touareg Doudou Tamasna Ne à Timayawen en Algérie d’origine Touareg, Doudou Alias le baroudeur de la scène est le fondateur du groupe Doudou. C’est un jeune artiste très talentueux qui fait la promotion de la culture touarègue à travers
des chansons de paix, de réconciliation et d’amour. Il se veut moderniser la musique touarègue en blues et Assouf pour atteindre le gout musical de ses fans departs le monde sans distinction ethniques. Ma musique exprime la soif de liberté du peuple touareg ainsi que son aspiration au respect et à la dignité. J' assume ce discours clairement engagé. C’est un combat de chaque instant. Il est incontestablement l’un des jeunes musiciens Touareg le plus écouté ces dernières années : Rythmes rock avec des textes en Tamasheq et des sonorités
empreintes du blues caractéristiques des musiques sahariennes. Dirigeant un groupe volatil, fluctuant, Doudou Tamasnapoète et auteur compositeur. Ses chansons parlent d’amour, de la jeunesse, de l’unité de son peuple et de la paix.

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Michel Neray Comes Alive on  “The Road” from debut LP As a singer-songwriter, Michel combines the lyrical sensibilities of Leonard Cohen, the musical styling of Jason Isbell, and the vocal versatility of Billy Joel. His songs are musical journeys that dig deep into the human experience, with ear worm worthy melodies and quirky, intelligent lyrics.

As a professional motivational speaker, Michel also peppers his live shows with stories and conversation that keep the audience engaged beyond the music.

Michel’s debut LP Kiss The Rock comes from an at first contradictory kayaking method. When you are in white water and approaching a jutting rock your instinct is to paddle away from the impediment, in reality the safest method is to lean into contact with the rock and let the current push you to its side. The metaphor of kissing the rock to life is all about embracing our challenges.

The collection of songs is a dynamic blend of Americana and singer-songwriter, where Michel’s unique artistic voice and inspirations meld. Focus single “The Road” is a reflective and vulnerable track, whilst being driving in tone and cathartic in meaning. An allegory to our personal journey as we travel through existence often in an uncertain space.

“we are all ‘driving through the night with one headlight, but it’s better than driving blind’.”

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Festival Manush Florenville 2023 This August 21 Baul meets Saz will be playing in an event exceptionally special in terms of the thematic of the event.
To know more about the event you can visit the Facebook page of the Festival
Wind and light: the songs of Andes Inti-Illimani — Canto de pueblos andinos (1975).

Getting tired of the dense jazzy tunes of my recent playlists I was looking for something that sounds light and organic.

It would be fair to explore more Turkish music since I reside in a Turkish village now but the drama and anguish of their songs is no match for +35°C heat.

The songs of Andes found me. I would expect a more solemn spirit to come from a place like that but it’s soft, and light-hearted, and I love it.

Andean music usually includes some woodwind instruments: panflutes made from lake reeds, quena flutes played during the dry season, and pinkillo flutes played during the wet season. Tunes that live and change with time of the year. Organic and refreshing it is.
Sia Shells Is Free On “Your Mermaid” Toronto based singer-songwriter and real life mermaid Sia Shells rhymes about the everyday magic we find through relationships, self love, reflection and dreams. Her emotive contralto vocals juxtaposed against enchanting lyrics and upbeat dream pop sounds instantly transport you underwater.

Coinciding perfectly with Disney’s live action version of The Little Mermaid, Sia has created “Your Mermaid,” an anthem for her ocean loving beach babes. The tropical seashell sounds evoke the nostalgia of Ariel, Flounder and co. while the chorus resembles the ethereal calls of a siren, managing to keep it positive and uplifting instead of too moody and dark.

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Toronto Rockers The Man Who Puts their Own Darker Spin on The Cranberries’ “Dreams” Garnering over 45 million global streams to date, The Man Who have proven that their signature blend of rock meets pop anthems are a welcome addition to today’s genre-defying landscape. With their music becoming the backdrop of the North American sports scene, top tier sync features rolling in, and smashing alt rock radio airplay, The Man Who are redefining what it means to be a Canadian rock band.

Now, they unveil an evocative cover of “Dreams” by ‘90s alt icons The Cranberries. "An incredible song can transcend time and space,” The Man Who states. “‘Dreams’ is one of those songs, so putting our own darker spin on it felt so therapeutic."
Separated by over 2000 miles, The Man Who formed after several writing trips led to settling in Toronto, ON. Experimenting with anything they could get their hands on, they developed their sound in a basement studio, demoing song after song. Whether writing with an acoustic guitar or a fuzzed out bass and an 808, The Man Who pushes the barriers of rock and pop.

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Eclectic Rockers Ctrl+V Share “Curtain” - an Insightful Tune The duo of Harry Parsons and Elliott Butt (Sweetboy Musik) in Ctrl+V (pronounced Paste) are like a rock band trapped inside of a nightclub. The Newfoundland rave punk band is influenced by darkwave, hard rock, and a dash of punk music.

Their song “Curtain” is about a person being infatuated with someone, and not being able to do anything about it. Parsons was drawn to the symbolism of a curtain and the visual of a curtain closing at the end of a play. Thus, the storyline of the song became a fictional play, in which one character is battling for the affection of another character.

Once the song was written, Ctrl+V sought the guidance of Ted Sablay for feedback (touring guitarist with The Killers and a mentor of Parsons), and had the song mixed by Mark Needham (who mixed the debut Killers album, Hot Fuss).

“This song is more or less a ballad, but it’s produced like a heavy/hard-rock song,” says Parsons. “That production style is what Ctrl+V is all about… we take really sweet, romantic, glittery sounds and serve them up heavy.”

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R&B Soulstress Kelle Debuts the scorned woman trope in her song “Tampa” Kelle grew up surrounded by music. Coming from a family of musicians, she found herself naturally drawn to music at a young age through stories of her Father’s band in Australia and hearing the constant hum of his guitar through her early years. As a product of the late 90’s/early 2000’s, Kelle takes inspiration from all that is pop culture.

Her song “Tampa” is emblematic of how Kelle processes pain. During a time in her life where I was experiencing a lot of different emotions, she frequently found herself in the place where anger and shame coincided, which, in turn, only fueled her anger further.

There is something to be said about the way women are viewed when they are justifiably angry, and the pressure to continue along the high road, in fear of being painted as crazy, bitter, or scorned. In “Tampa,” Kelle chooses to embrace the scorned woman trope, and provide her with support and empathy instead of shame. Through a narrative lens, we can dramatize these heavy feelings and find joy, humour, and celebration in their place.

The “Tampa” music video is a fun, glamorous expression of femininity, rage, and is inspired by campy 80’s slasher movies, early 2000’s hot pink, and the fascination of the idea of women as murderers. The cast features Kelle, Lara Hamburg, Sara Hinding, Elisa Verrilli, Bennett Aitchison, and Madi Langon.

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About Quenellx95 and Nompilo Qasha, Relationship The relationship of kwanele Vuyani mbonambi know as Quenellx95 and Nompilo Qasha.
they met in the area of Kwamashu in Kzn,
in the month of June in the year 2021.
Nompilo Qasha is from Eastern Cape at the city of Koksted in the area of Ematatiel.
Nompilo Qasha has two children daughter
and a son, the children she got before he fell in love with Kwanele Mbonambi.
Then Kwanele Mbonambi is from KwaZulu Natal at Durban in the area of Kwamashu Section E, Emakhosini.
Kwanele Mbonambi He has two children
a son and a daughter.
the children he got before he fell in love
with Nompilo Qasha.
Relationship status of Quenellx95 The relationship of kwanele Vuyani mbonambi know as Quenellx95 and Nompilo Qasha.
they met in the area of ​​Kwamashu in Kzn,
in the month of June in the year 2021.
Nompilo Qasha is from Eastern Cape at the city of Koksted in the area of ​​Ematatiel.
Nompilo Qasha has two children daughter
and a son, the children she got before he fell in love with Kwanele Mbonambi.
Then Kwanele Mbonambi is from KwaZulu Natal at Durban in the area of Kwamashu Section E, Emakhonisi.
Kwanele Mbonambi He has two children
a son and a daughter.
the children he got before he fell in love
with Nompilo Qasha.
About Quenellx95 kwanele Vuyani Mbonambi (born Aug 20, 1995) is an South African singer, songwriter, rapper, dancer, and Producer. known as Professional Quenellx95, One of the most Best underground County pop singers of his generation, he has often been referred to by many contemporaries as the "King of Black Country pop Music in his City". His musical style has been defined as polyhedric, with his Pop being characterized by several influences from other genres, mainly hip hop and pop music. His lyrics develop predominantly over themes of lovesick Ness, romance, sex, fast life, desire, regret, emotional conflict and loneliness. Quenellx95 has gained a cult following and wide comparisons to Eminem for his stage presence.
Concert exceptionnel de Ujjaya & Leila Taiga : Sleep concert à Onirika Ujjaya sera en sleep concert toute la nuit du samedi 5 au dimanche 6 Août, à Onirika, un lieu magique dans la campagne de l'Eure . Les auditeurs assisteront allongés, entre la veille et le sommeil, à ce concert .
Ujjaya jouera des synthétiseurs, des gongs et des bols chantants. Leila Taïga introduira la nuit avec du dhrupad, un chant méditatif indien. Elle donnera ainsi le La pour une plongée dans les profondeurs de la conscience .
Initié dans les années 80 par le musicien Californien Robert Rich, le sleep concert tient plus de l'expérience de la conscience que d'un concert normal. Dans son essence, il favorise les rêves lucides.
35€/TR25€ ,Réservation sur HelloAsso : Ujjaya & Leila Taïga : sleep concert à Onirika
Onirika : 3 impasse de la pierre , 27120 Boisset-les-Prévanches
Scott here- First, thank you to everyone who have enjoyed our offerings!

It was quite an unexpected surprise when we were contacted that we were "charting" in 2021! Now July 2023 and we've been listed every month for I believe 22 months straight!

We toured Scandinavia last year and now we are back in Europe and at the historic Spice of Life Pub and Music Venue in Soho... I really wanted to share my excitement about performing on the same stage that Bob Dylan, Cat Stevens, Paul Simon and other incredible artists have- even more rare as it specializes in Jazz now.

Please contact Substance Events 'The Secret Rapture' (listed on our Scott and Johanna Hongell-Darsee Facebook page) for advance tickets! Huge thanks to Shaun for booking us!

Please come up and talk to us after!

More to follow...
My new album Cruzando Fronteiras is out now! My new album Cruzando Fronteiras is out now! Listen on your favourite music service!
Listening to Love Walks Through Rain is as easy as taking in a breeze, the instrumental piano magic just flows, eventually bringing a full spectrum of the quiet emotions. Every track is unique, and each note brings a history. What I hear is music that reaches beyond New Age, and leans toward a classical piano crossover and neo-classical, a sound that, somehow transcends spiritual levels and transports the listener to a higher plane. Ann helps us feel all emotions with this album. Much of this album is written in honor of her beloved dogs that have emotionally carried her through some serious challenges in her life. Feel the transformative power of the artist’s perseverance and the spiritual medicine of the dogs’ energies.

After over a quarter century of enamoring audiences on the Concert stage and on the Airwaves, Ann Sweeten’s signature style is recognized worldwide. Her style is decidedly unique, embracing not only the classical realm, but aspects of jazz, film scoring, new age and popular music. One of the most decorated pianists of the last 26 years with albums consistently ranking in the Top 5 ZMR Radio Charts, Sweeten is also one of the most played modern instrumentalists in North America. She is a Steinway Artist, a featured C.A.R.E. Artist with Healing HealthCare Systems. A Breast Cancer survivor twice over and currently battling leukemia, Ms. Sweeten is a passionate individual and artist, a staunch environmentalist, animal activist and vegetarian.

The dance between the higher piano melodies and the soft rhythmically slower tones of the other instruments helps the listener to experience feelings of relief, hope and calm. It embodies a respect for the good memories in life. Guest performers include Charlie Bisharat (Violin), Eugene Friesen (Cello), Nancy Rumbel (English Horn), Premik Russell-Tubbs (Akai EWI Wind Synthesizer, Soprano Saxophone), Will Ackerman (Guitar), Tom Eaton (Bass).

The first track sets the mood that warmly stays through the whole album, a fresh, slightly melancholic but always delightfully uplifting combination of feelings. Love is clearly the focus of this music. “Valley Greene” (4:22) lays out the terrain, this solo piano version speaks of showing that you care, of making someone feel special, telling them they are loved, and doing things for them.

Love transcends the human species, and includes many of our warmest canine companions. How do dogs show their affection? “Glimmer” (5:21) might refer to eyes that shine with a warm wavering light, the piano is joined by strings. The key is to maintain natural eye contact while you’re playing or just rubbing a furry back or nosey noggin. Now looking to the heavens above, “Seirios” (4:08) is the Greek name for Canis Majoris, the ancient Dog Star, sometimes known as Sirius. Sirius is the brightest star in the night sky and has been romanticized for millenia. “The Winter’s Circle” (5:33), an homage to those six stars in the darkest sky, also known as the Winter Hexagon. Sometimes on a dark and clear moonless night, you can see part of the softly glowing river of stars that we call the Milky Way, meandering right through the center of the Winter Hexagon. I think I hear a violin and the English Horn.

Perhaps we do best and feel a sense of joy when we see our partner happy, and when they are sad or depressed, we feel their blue mood, too. “Love Walks Through Rain” (4:54) sharing laughter and tears, the course of love never runs always easily. Now for the hardest of the emotions. A requiem is performed for the dead, “Red–Requiem for an Old Friend” (5:58) completes the circle of emotions, not all forms of love are the same. This track was inspired by a Red Maple that stood in the yard of her and her husband’s home for 40 years before it had to be cut down. The massive tree lived for two centuries and its root ball weighed over 5000 lbs.

Stepping back now, take a moment to indulge an ancestral instinct, finding a familiar path through “The Hills of Riversong” (5:32). I think that the music endeavors to capture the original voices and remain true to the ancients. As with any modern heartbreak, “The Shadow of You” (4:38) remains, sometimes we follow familiar shadows around and do the things that they used to do. On the track “Through Jasmine’s Eyes” (5:12) I hear sparkling runs, strings and a horn. The melody and twinkle of these sweet uplifting piano notes show the happy, pure and innocent nature of Jasmine’s personality. I remember my first dog, a thunderstorm of fuzzy playfulness, and how I would tell her my deepest childhood secrets. Emerging “Out of the Fog” (4:42) the guest musicians blend their instrumental voices with the piano, like water, with Saxophone (Premik Russel-Tubbs), Bass (Tom Eaton), & Guitar (Will Ackerman). Like a sunset, the colors change and bring new feelings, I hear layers of quietly energetic positive intricate full-hearted and beautiful sensations.

The album closes, like bookends, with “Valley Greene Orchestral Reprise” (4:26). I hear the marvelous violin, echoing phrases, with the supporting cello and calming English Horn. Each time I listen, I find that Love Walks Through the Rain is a deeply soul-stirring experience that envelops me in a blanket of lush, melodic reverie bringing strong and positive emotional and mental states. The feeling grows steadily, with strength and courage, and emerges, out of the misty fog, and on into the light.

"Sweeten has a special gift for translating emotion into musical form,” writes Ron Schepper of Textura, adding “While her music is sometimes categorized as New Age, it transcends that designation for its intensity of emotion... Sweeten excels at fashioning material that speaks with immediacy to listeners’ inner lives, no matter how different their experiences might be.”

Showcasing Sweeten's extraordinary talent as a pianist, composer and producer, Love Walks Through Rain features 11 deeply personal original tracks drawing from her own life experiences. This new work reflects her unique ability to translate emotions into melodies while treating listeners to an elegant blend of classical, new age, and contemporary instrumental elements.

During a particularly challenging few years, Sweeten found solace in her musical expression, and emerged evermore convinced of the resilience that love provides in the face of life's challenges. Each track tells a story – shared in her generous liner notes – weaving together themes of loss, healing, and the transformative power of love.

She shares, “Love keeps you going and I have been blessed in that: my husband has always been right by my side. Love is the steady gate as we navigate life's ups and downs. And my love for my dogs, and their love for me, will always warm my heart and cocoon my soul." The songs "Through Jasmine's Eyes" and "The Shadow of You" pay tribute to Sweeten's beloved canine companions, who are featured in poems and pictures in the CD booklet's generous liner notes.

To record the album, Sweeten returned to Imaginary Road Studios to co-produce the album with Will Ackerman and Tom Easton, her ninth album recorded at the famed studio in Vermont. Guest performances on the album include Charlie Bisharat (Violin), Eugene Friesen (Cello), Nancy Rumbel (English Horn), Premik Russell-Tubbs (EWI, Soprano Saxophone), Will Ackerman (Guitar) and Tom Eaton (Bass).

Listeners can expect to be swept away by the album's emotional depth and its ability to touch the very core of the human spirit. Love Walks Through Rain is not merely an album; it is an experience that invites listeners to embrace their emotions and join Sweeten in finding solace in her music. With a career spanning over two decades, Sweeten has established herself as one of the most prominent figures in contemporary instrumental music. Her previous albums have garnered critical acclaim and earned numerous awards and accolades. "Love Walks Through Rain" builds upon Sweeten's already impressive body of work, showcasing her growth as an artist while maintaining her distinctive style.

Love Walks Through Rain is now available on all major streaming platforms and the CD can be purchased through Ann Sweeten's official website, or To stay updated on her latest news and upcoming performances, follow Ann Sweeten on social media: and

Saint Luminus, \ Saint Luminus’s, “Echoes of Life”, is an instrumental, epic, roller coaster of sound. Get ready to be transported out of this world as this piece elevates the listener with it’s electrifying rhapsody. Drums and guitars are used to create an experience for the listener that is both thrilling and chilling. Listening to this piece is like witnessing a cannonball blasting off into the sky and leaving magnificent colors.

The composer of the piece states, “Even with all of the otherworldly sonic enhancements in this song, it still boils down to a good melody and real instruments played by real people. My guitar is singing and bringing to life the concept of looking into the past to progressive forward in life. Echoes of Light are those shiny points of knowledge from days past which can inspire and bring about true happiness. This is what I want the listeners to get when they listen to those first few moments of the song.” His perspective on what truly makes a good song is what makes this piece so great. The added flair does not create the song, but it definitely upgrades it to a new epic level.

Saint Luminus has an interesting story behind his newfound creativity. At one point in his career, he lost the physical ability to play the guitar due to a majority of his fingers going numb. He visited chiropractors, doctors, and hand specialists but none of them could figure out what was wrong with him. It wasn’t until he found a place that was specifically for guitar related injuries that were able to nurse him back to health.

At this place, there was a guitar teacher, Jamie Andreas, who basically started teaching him guitar again from square one. Saint Luminus stated, “The biggest lesson I learned is to continue to be curious. I was ready to totally give up playing guitar, but the curiosity of why I wasn’t able to play enabled me to be able to play again. I refused not to question my condition and now here I am.”

This curiosity is what fueled his creativity for pieces such as, “Echoes of Life.” Going back to the basics is sometimes what an artist needs. Doing this is what has elevated Saint Lumnius’s artistry to join the rankings of Pink Floyd’s, David Gilmour. His guitar playing takes the listener on a journey that is thrilling, but also brings a sense of peace that allows listeners to enjoy the present moment.
Carlos Dengler has a strong sense of arrangement and cinematic accomplishment, the spectrum of sounds is balanced and well constructed. The melodies originate in the bass, while the spectrum of instrumental and other sounds gives a rich and peaceful feeling, a lot of natural instrumentation, a lot of acoustic instrumentation. If you like Patrick O'Hearn, Erik Scott, Brian Eno, or Yes, you might enjoy Private Earth.

Following the acclaimed debut new age album Aqueduct, released in April 2022, NYC-based multi-instrumentalist and composer, Carlos Dengler, released his Ecospheres EP on September 30, 2022. His latest album, Private Earth (Carlos Dengler Music), was released June 2, 2023. Dengler’s music has been embraced by the Ambient music community with enthusiastic reviews and support from Chuck van Zyl/STAR'S END, NPR’s Tones & Drones Podcast with Jason Miller, SiriusXM Spa, OneWorld Music Radio, and others globally. Dengler holds a BA in Philosophy from the College of Arts and Sciences at New York University (1999). After a decade as the original bassist and keyboardist of the band Interpol, he returned to NYU earning his MFA in Acting from NYU Grad Acting in 2015, and is active in both theatrical and film productions. Dengler is also an author, published in the Mars Review of Books, n + 1, and on Rutgers University Press.

The artist considers Private Earth more live sounding than his previous works, and says the compositions were developed at very different times and in different ways, a departure from his usual approach. The result is a refreshingly eclectic and transportive album of six generous tracks incorporating gentle guitar, synth, flute, and percussion, dappled with nature sounds.

“In all of these tracks, I sought to feature acoustic elements prominently and unambiguously, which gives this record a much more live feel,” says Dengler, adding “Contrary to the vibe of my releases in 2022, this album is somewhat firmly situated in a prog rock esthetic from the ’70s; the tracks are all long and the phrasing is slow, stretching over several measures, and there are multiple sections to each track that shift and evolve. Keith Bonner is featured on flute and Alto flute on three tracks -- with “Violet Night” being entirely improvisatory on his part – which adds a lithe and airy movement to the material.”

Dengler's foray into New Age and Ambient Music represents a fascinating evolution in his musical journey. Known for his influential role as the original bassist and keyboardist of the band Interpol during the post-punk revivalist scene, Dengler's exploration of new genres showcases his versatility and artistic growth in multiple fields. Since departing the rock scene in 2010, Carlos has gone back to school earning an MFA in Acting and established a writing career as a personal essayist. While Aqueduct was his first proper music project in twelve years, the period 2010-2022 brought an essential new focus to Dengler’s artistic life and his music compositions.

Fans of Dengler’s new music experience the intricate blending of his Gothic 1990s roots (especially the neoclassical variety popularized by Dead Can Dance), with his passion for the ambient works of "spiritual minimalists" like Arvo Pärt and Henryk Gorecki, and his love of music by more “active” sounding new age artists like Patrick O'Hearn, David Darling, Will Ackerman, and Constance Demby. The influence of these masters can be heard in Private Earth, empowering Dengler to explore the infinite possibilities of organic textures and electro acoustic soundscapes.

Dengler’s recent works have been welcomed in the New Age and Ambient community with enthusiastic reviews and support from Chuck van Zyl/STAR'S END, NPR’s Tones & Drones Podcast with Jason Miller, SiriusXM Spa, The Morning Breeze, OneWorld Music Radio, Modul303 and others globally. Music reviewer Robin James commented “In Private Earth, the spectrum of instrumental and other sounds gives a rich and peaceful feeling.”

By embracing new genres during his own artistic growth, Dengler has personally tapped into the transformative power of music as a medium for introspection, relaxation, and connection with nature, highlighting his ability to reinvent himself and his commitment to exploring diverse musical landscapes. PRIVATE EARTH presents an exciting chapter in this renowned artist’s career that captivates and invites listeners to don their headphones and immerse themselves in the beauty and introspection of his hopeful and evocative soundscapes.

Private Earth (Carlos Dengler Music) is an independent release, available worldwide in a variety of physical, digital, and streaming formats. A limited-edition physical pressing of 100 CDs in a billfold-style package (with signature), is available exclusively on Bandcamp, along with Private Earth T-shirts. A hyper-limited artisanal wooden and metal box set of Private Earth is due for release in May on Bandcamp; go to

1 Desert Flora
2 Violet Night
3 Golden Dawn
4 Ancient Lake
5 Solemn Cavern
6 Rising Mountain
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Charlie Maldonado presenta nuevo sencillo \ El salsero puertorriqueño Charlie Maldonado, lanza al mercado su reciente corte musical que lleva por nombre “Sentenciada”. Es un tema romántico hecho en un arreglo magistral de salsa dura.

Relata las diversas etapas del amor entre dos personas, utilizando metáforas adaptadas al lenguaje jurídico. Además, cuenta cómo se va desarrollando ese amor hasta llegar al veredicto o sentencia final, el amor del uno para el otro.

“Sentenciada” fue arreglada por el destacado pianista y cantante Carlos García y la composición es del gran Domingo Quiñones. Además, forma parte de su reciente producción musical “Vida Artificial” que consta de otros temas como: “Vida Artificial”, “Supe Que Me Amabas”, “Se Vive Una Vez”, “Te Llame”, “Donde Están Esos Amigos” y “Amor Desempleado”.

Cabe destacar, Charlie Maldonado lleva 30 años en la música y ha tenido la oportunidad de trabajar en diversas agrupaciones como Orquesta Sabor Antillano, Orquesta La Preferida, Elliott Night Big Band y la emblemática Orquesta La Selecta de Raphy Leavitt.

En efecto, “Sentenciada” se encuentra disponible en todas las plataformas de streaming y el videoclip se puede apreciar a través del canal Charlie Maldonado:
Deborah Martin’s passion is to visualize and create music that takes each listener on a journey through time and space, exploring the depths of thematic composition through the process of creative layering of structured studio recorded compositions and live recordings of instruments, blending them into a world of ambient electronic expression.

The synergy and depth of the sounds and the “stillness” in the layers that you can hear in her collaboration with Jill Haley combines the electronic music with woodwind instruments. There is something very magical about the serenity of nature, and Jill has connected her music with the spirit of the wilderness. Jill observes, “To hear the music that dwells in all of us, one must go into the quiet for the sound to emerge. Only when we have space and silence, can the music be heard.”

Treat your ears to the wonder of nature expressed with these musical instruments. The balanced woodwind dimension, Oboe, English horn, concert flute, infused with Taos drums and various percussion, is so smooth and delicate. I love woodwind instrumental atmospherics, but the electronica (Yamaha Motif; Roland V-synth GT; Roland Integra; Spectrasonics Omnisphere) is what makes this soaring expression complete.

Into the Quiet is the second album from Deborah Martin and Jill Haley, to me the sound builds upon and expands their natural combination of intricate, gentle and vivid listening soundcraft. In places, it feels like visiting a different time, hence my earlier reference to medieval futurism.

This is a very rewarding experience for listeners, full of sparkling details and tiny interesting places with sounds that say more than words can capture. All of the best things of classical music and the fine arts are present here, the aesthetics and creative expression, ample beauty and meaningfulness, evoking great imaginative intellect, while always demonstrating great skill and accomplishment.

In reviewing their first album, The Silence of Grace, my thoughts were immediately guided into the wonderment of the wilderness. Being outdoors and connecting with Mother Nature is probably as close to heaven as you can possibly get on this Earth. Each track contains the synergy of the woodwinds and electronics, interpreting the peace that can be experienced in natural settings, such as forests, parks and by waterways. Into The Quiet delves deeply into the vastness of empty spaces filled with sounds of the adoration of the Earth, seeking an understanding of natural phenomena, and finding commonalities between all living things, things that are best studied as a whole.

Reflective, harmonious, evoking a feeling of graceful repose, this music is about the time of the sacred, visiting places we all desire in our minds or our souls to seek stillness and revel in the contemplative movements of such. This is when we can receive revelations of self, when we enter into the quiet repose of our very being. I may have discovered a world of medieval futurism, combining dry colorful woodwinds and deep intricate synth atmospherics.

I find that this music feels like visiting a different era, full of sparkling details and tiny interesting places with some sounds that say something more than I can convey in words. In my imagination there is a foreshadowing, maybe I will one day find an opera that is set in the wilderness? What I hear is the sound of intuitive understanding, ability, awareness, expertise, grasp, familiarity, knowledge, understanding, experience, discipline, a certain mystical wisdom to the elusive existential question of our very existence. Into the Quiet is a gentle pleasure to listen to.

Deborah reflects that compared to the first album, The Silence of Grace, “These musical compositions and arrangements, while somewhat similar with the use of the English horn, Oboe, synth keyboards, electronics and varied percussion, are actually quite different in scope with the subtleties in the arrangements and the use of “space” between the sounds; diving much deeper into the layering and structure with simple “tactile” use of audio.”

Deborah Martin is known for her mastery of subtlety and the essence of understatement, creating richly textured and highly emotive musical sojourns that always takes the listener on a journey. I love the way she can combine scenic melodies, rich symphonic sounds and rhythmic structures to recreate the delicate balance of life in its many surroundings.

“This is such a fantastic time in our history to explore and experience new technology, books, ideas, and the music will be vital in stimulating the mind to open to all realms of possibilities… Our individual sensitivities to the world around us and respect of nature and the outdoors supports that creative sensibility — I think we work very well together and am excited about this project.”

Jill Haley is an oboist, English horn player, pianist and composer who visits National Parks in the United States, often as an Artist-in-Residence, and composes music about the park while living there. She is an accomplished symphonic orchestra player, teacher, and church musician. Some of the parks she has created music in and about include Montana’s Glacier National Park; Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado; Badlands National Park, South Dakota; Wrangell/St. Elias National Park, Alaska; Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico; and Big Cypress National Preserve in Florida. Her listening catalog includes The Canyons and Mesas of Bandelier, The Winds of Badlands, Zion and Bryce Canyon Soundscapes, Glacier Soundscapes, The Waters of Glacier, Mesa Verde Soundscapes, and National Park Soundscapes.

The cover art of Into the Quiet has a bold anachronistic look, a hole in the tree canopy exposes a forest behind the curtain, and the sunshine is gloriously pouring down into a place where light is rare. We are somewhere below the surface looking up into the sky through a tear in the fabric of classicism.

The opening track is “Sleeping Giants” (4:35). Emerging from the caves down below, I hear the musical breathing of the gargantuan ones, and the voice of nature. Tumult and chaos stop and a reprieve is granted. I remember strange stories of knights, riding through the mists of time, on a quest. Now I hear rustling water sounds, a distant windy beach? The feeling is sad and wonderful at the same time. The resting giants moan softly but since they are so big for a moment the floor almost vibrates.

Swirling, twirling, weightless, we recognize it’s fine to be powerless. With a clear sharp sustained ting, perhaps signaling the breaking dawn amongst the spheres, the next track evokes in me the thought of a vertiginous ride. “Falling Away From the Earth” (6:22), exiting the planetary orbit proves to be a smooth ride, the restful harmonious mood sustains and gently advances the peaceful and easy feeling, bringing deeper medieval colors and embellishments. Perhaps time is sustained, or suspended, or that time is open, think of flowing water, slow and calm, forming into columns and large shapes.

Silence the daily noise to gain awareness of what exists in the quiet.

Imagine a mountain forest spa for your ears, calm and refreshing, always curious, carefully exploring the peaceful mint shadows, discovering expanding vistas and the sound of distant calling cranes and the hidden woodpeckers, with whirling circles and swirling flights, weaving waves and drones, gently remembering to slow down. “Into the Quiet” (8:32). I hear two artists sounding like a large flock of musical birds with many voices, intricately weaving indigo and crimson and the tones of night, releasing the need to control and sink into the quiet. A perfect dawn soundtrack, warm pools in the forest and the perfect spice of electronica, new machines throbbing and glowing nicely, flowing warmth expanding and breathing, runs and relays realization relaxation rolling on flows.
The ambient can be a gentle place with healing powers, “Reaching the Ambient” (4:23) feels like we are all opening into new worlds, flowing like water and shadows, always uplifting with a sense of support and security. Now we have arrived, ringing and celebrating, joyful soaring and cello vibrations.

Humans and nature have lived together for thousands and thousands of years. Each natural object was carefully placed as if Mother Nature had a specific outcome in mind. A safe place is where someone can feel relaxed and find peace. Now perhaps we are in a forest or maybe a jungle. The sound of “Refuge” (5:08) in nature, now is portrayed by woodwinds and darkly sparkling synthesizers. The feeling is lonely but constant. Freedom from danger can become somewhat empty, here the feeling is green and alive in the sunshine.

Water flows, air gently stirs, and emitted positive ions encompass one’s soul. Dry rustling, the soothing sounds of seeds shifting. I hear slowly coiling adventure songs establishing a foundation high in the mountains, an anthem of hope, “Elements” (4:11) basic stuff that everything is made of for making this life better in the future with layers of detailed hand percussion and harps and some rare ghostly choruses passing somewhere in the dark, here and back again for a moment, going to the moon to play music rather than mining or opening a station for visitors. I imagine that this music can inspire you to take action so that you gain experience and profit from it so that you may live your dreams. This happens all the time, you know.

Now melancholic melodies weave in and out, the ghostly chorus passes by chanting one syllable. Entering the realm of silence allows one to hear the echoes of whispers. The track “Hall of Whispers” (5:36) is deliciously ominous and dark, calm and interesting, sometimes ghostly. This feeling could fit easily into the gothic family of modern culture, dark, complex and breezy, there is no dangerous tension, plenty of mystery and darkness, always hints of a chorus, voices with no words. In my imagination, the ghostly chorus passes by chanting. There is no dangerous tension, there is plenty of mystery and darkness, and always hints of a somber hidden chorus of giants, haunting voices with no words. I hear a cave, a sad story, somehow finding a way out. You know the cave is big, so big that there is no end ahead, so the darkness tells a story weaving deep hidden voices, swaying and riding on the backs of large creatures in a caravan.

Sounds have color; calm, peace, stillness-these are violet. A feeling of calm emergence, chords and ringing metal opening into a rich palette of colors, cerulean calm, a spectral color constantly modulating blending ghostly with with a strengthening feeling, sparkling details, and lingering loveliness, extravagance, individualism, vanity and ambiguity. “Violet Night” (4:27). Maybe because late spring makes it so easy to imagine violets, rich dark thick night colors, calm and abundant flowers, and I imagine moonlight on blooming royal calm purplish blue petals. What if we were deep underwater moving slowly amidst huge submerged objects and beings, through wide open spaces going on forever?

The beauty that surrounds the Earth is both grand and subtle, come to the edge and look outward, explore with your ears a different walking path today, seek out that rugged vista, the river and its tributaries, and the wind calling, feeling as if you have found the very edge of the world, embarking on adventures that no one has before. Deborah Martin and Jill Haley are two multi-instrumentalists who are arriving at an immense new synergy, bounteous mystical wisdom, sharing their growth as artists while developing that musical connection and language. Their impact on ambient, electronic, and acoustic may not be recognized in our time, the music business being how it is, but it will surely be influential. Listening to the delicate and focused musical moments, keeping to the direction of our dreams, and always remembering to cast our eyes upon the stars from time to time.

“There are those that come into our lives, crossing pathways until they tread softly into the quiet, “ reflects Deborah. “We live in a world of sound which when oversaturated can affect thoughts and actions. When the noise is removed, one can hear in the silence.”

Martin shares some of her production methods used for the album, “I recorded Jill’s English Horn, Oboe, and Concert Flute parts for the live elements to be added to the percussion and keyboard parts; no reverb or effects were used during any of the recordings, all reverbs and any effects (hardly any) were used only during the mixing; I wanted to keep as pristine and virginal as possible the actual recorded tracks.”

The album was produced and recorded by Deborah Martin at her Dreaming Edge Studio in Vancouver, WA, and mastered by Howard Givens at Spotted Peccary Studio NW in Portland, OR. The album is available in physical CD with artful gatefold packaging designed by Daniel Pipitone, as well as in 24-BIT Audiophile, CD Quality Lossless Downloads in the shop and on Apple Music; MP3 streaming formats can be found worldwide, and on Bandcamp at

1 Sleeping Giants 4:35
2 Falling Away From the Earth 6:23
3 Into the Quiet 8:33
4 Reaching the Ambient 4:24
5 Refuge 5:09
6 Hall of Whispers 5:37
7 Elements 4:11
8 Violet Night 4:27

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