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The term "World Music" has been the subject of controversy and criticism, particularly in academic and music industry circles.

One major critique of the term is that it is too broad and vague, and can be seen as a label that exoticizes and homogenizes non-Western music. Some argue that "World Music" creates a false binary between "Western" and "non-Western" music, and that the term reinforces stereotypes about certain cultures and musical styles.

In addition, some critics argue that the use of "World Music" as a category is primarily a marketing tool used by the music industry to sell music from other cultures to a Western audience. This has led some to argue that the term perpetuates unequal power relations and economic exploitation within the global music industry.

As a result of these critiques, some music scholars and organizations have moved away from using the term "World Music" and instead use more specific descriptors to refer to different musical styles and traditions from around the world.

What other terms can be used to define world music?

Instead of using the broad term "World Music," more specific and culturally sensitive terms can be used to describe music from different regions of the world. Some alternative terms include:

- Global Music: This term is often used as a more neutral alternative to "World Music" and can encompass music from a variety of cultures and regions.

- Ethnomusicology: This term refers to the study of music in its cultural context, and can be used to describe music from non-Western cultures.

Traditional Music: This term is used to describe music that is passed down through generations within a specific cultural or ethnic group.

- Folk Music: This term generally refers to the music of a particular region or ethnic group that has been passed down through generations, and is often associated with rural or agrarian cultures.

- Regional Music: This term can be used to describe music from a specific geographic region, such as Latin American music, African music, or Asian music.

- Indigenous Music: This term can be used to describe music created by and for Indigenous communities around the world, often rooted in traditional practices and cultural beliefs.

It is important to note that the most appropriate term to use will depend on the specific cultural and musical context, and it is always best to use language that is respectful and culturally sensitive.
Archaic Music Now a days, is difficult to find music with real expression, done with the heart, and sometimes, done with our head too, with a whole background, where everything has its foundation, why is there, why it was created, where a whole lot deeper meaning for music, trascends, evolves, and makes us part of a ride, where only sound can take us to experience new atmospheres, what makes us human, the feeling that can make a simple song, into an epic, long lasting for generations song. With this, I want to point out that, in a word so busy like today's, where it demands new music everytime, and we start to think of music just as a product, like it was some disposable thing, sure we have a lot more music, but, at what cost?
There's no more epic and whole thinking songs, where every detail has its own definition, that's what I am aiming for; that's why I decided that I'll include a whole explanation for the songs that I will release in the next months, to make this practice great again.

Now that you can dig deeper into my music's view, I encourage you to hear my new demo: 'Bereshit', where everything is full detailed, evry note has an essence, and talks us about how the Universe was created, from the Hebrew's cosmogony.
World music is a broad term that refers to a wide range of musical styles and genres that originate from various cultures around the world. It is often used to describe music that is traditional or indigenous to a particular region, but it can also include music that blends different styles and influences.

World music can include a diverse range of instruments, rhythms, and vocal styles, and often incorporates unique cultural elements that are specific to the region or community from which the music originates. Some examples of world music genres include African music, Indian classical music, Middle Eastern music, Latin American music, and Celtic music, among many others.

World music has gained popularity and recognition in recent years, as artists and musicians have increasingly blended and experimented with different musical styles and cultural influences, creating unique and innovative sounds that draw from a variety of sources.

Example of world music genres

There are many examples of world music genres, each with their own unique characteristics and cultural significance. Here are a few examples:

African music: This includes traditional music from many different countries in Africa, such as West African highlife and Afrobeat, South African mbaqanga and township jazz, and East African benga and taarab.

Indian classical music: This is a genre of classical music that is specific to India and has a rich history and tradition dating back thousands of years. It includes many different styles and sub-genres, such as Hindustani classical music and Carnatic classical music.

Middle Eastern music: This encompasses music from countries such as Egypt, Iran, Turkey, and Lebanon, and features unique instruments like the oud, qanun, and ney. Popular sub-genres include Arabic pop and traditional music.

Latin American music: This includes a wide range of musical styles from different countries in Latin America, such as salsa, reggaeton, tango, and samba.

Celtic music: This is a genre of traditional music from Ireland, Scotland, and other countries in the Celtic regions of Europe. It features instruments such as the fiddle, bagpipes, and bodhran, and includes sub-genres such as Irish traditional music and Scottish folk music.

These are just a few examples of world music genres, and there are many more styles and sub-genres that are unique to different regions and cultures around the world.

Famous world music artists

There are many famous world music artists who have made significant contributions to the genre and helped to popularize it around the world. Here are some examples:

Miriam Makeba - a South African singer and political activist known as "Mama Africa" who popularized African music around the world.

Ravi Shankar - an Indian sitar player and composer who helped to introduce Indian classical music to Western audiences and collaborated with many famous musicians, including The Beatles.

Ali Farka Touré - a Malian guitarist and singer who is known for his unique blend of traditional African music and blues.

Youssou N'Dour - a Senegalese singer and songwriter who has been called the "king of African pop" and has collaborated with many famous musicians, including Peter Gabriel.

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - a Pakistani musician who was known for his powerful qawwali singing, a type of devotional music popular in South Asia.

Buena Vista Social Club - a group of Cuban musicians who were brought together by American musician Ry Cooder and achieved international fame for their traditional Cuban music.

Loreena McKennitt - a Canadian singer and composer who has blended Celtic, Middle Eastern, and Mediterranean influences into her music.

These are just a few examples of famous world music artists, and there are many more musicians who have made important contributions to the genre.
FIFTY3 FRIDAYS: MAINLY NOT ABOUT THE BRITS https://www.fifty3.net/single-post/fifty3-fridays-mainly-not-about-the-brits

So, the BRIT Awards came and went, providing the occasional high, several lows,
incoherent speeches, silly outfits, a surfeit of alcohol and vacuous answers to
equally dull questions. Last week I wrote about the under-representation of women
in the list of 2022 UK top selling acts, and thereby BRIT nominations, fuelled by
a big gender disparity within major UK record label signings. Fear not, there are
plenty of emerging female artistes who may one day help redress this bias and
again this week’s column is almost, though not quite, fully female populated.

Briefly back to the BRITs, I was pleased that Becky Hill won Best Dance Act and
sorry that First Aid Kit missed out on International Group of the Year. I remain
a tad perplexed by the hype around Wet Leg and sceptical as to whether many of
the songs aired throughout the evening would stand any test of time. Mind you Harry
Styles is one class act and performances by both Lewis Capaldi and Cat Burns kept
it simple and real. When confronted by an enormous list of songwriters for the new
breed of ‘manufactured’ pop songs, I ponder what happened to the classic Goffin-King
style partnerships. According to Sam Smith, “Unholy” is a song about “liberating
oneself from the clutches of others’ secrets.” I’m not sure why it took seven
people to write it. Maybe some of them need to be liberated from the
process themselves.

Now to a name recognisable to Fifty3 Fridays aficionados yet in an unfamiliar
guise. London-based, Tel Aviv-born singer-songwriter and pianist Florie Namir brings
a wonderfully vibrant blend of 1940’s American jazz vocal stylings to her classic
pop music influences. For her latest release, Florie has teamed up with afroelectric
artiste, Franck Biyong. The pair met through the Beyond Music platform founded by
Tina Turner which sets out to connect musicians from all kinds of genres worldwide.
Inspired to create new music, they were quick to produce “Silence Is Music” composed
by Franck who also wrote most of the lyrics, with Florie contributing the final verse.

“Silence Is Music” was put together in just 11 days, taking its creators in different
directions from their usual paths, while integrating their individual styles and
influences. The instrumentation includes parts added remotely by Canadian cellist
Tess Crowther and Argentinian double bass player Lila Horovitz. The song is a gently
hypnotic reflection on conflict and its damaging potential with an underlying message
of hope and relief. It has an organic and airy feel driven by acoustic instrumentation
complemented by African drums and given subtle weight by some choice background
electronic sounds. Vocally Franck and Florie add a serenity and calm to the imagery
of conflict and prepare the way for the note of hope struck in the final verse.
Weathering the Storm is the highly-anticipated third collaboration by electronic ambient veteran Craig Padilla and guitar virtuoso Marvin Allen, on Spotted Peccary Music (SPM). Like their two prior releases, Toward the Horizon and Strange Gravity, this latest project - the third of a trilogy - sees Padilla and Allen building a dreamlike and dramatic electronic music landscape that only they could create together. Fans of Tangerine Dream, YES, and Klaus Schulze will find plenty of new sounds to love. Weathering the Storm is out now; listen or buy at https://orcd.co/weathering-the-storm, on SpottedPeccary.com and on Bandcamp at https://padilla-allen.bandcamp.com/.

The two deeply committed composers of this album say that this is an homage to krautrock, which is a historic term endowed by British music critics in the 1970s, trying to understand the powerful but very strange electronic music created by some German artists who were discovering their own sound. They needed to find a new sound that served as an alternative to the relentless American Hits pop sound that was always overwhelming their radios, day and night, everywhere across the land, nothing but American pop. And thus krautrock was born.

The bands resulting from this amazing time might include Ash Ra Tempel, Tangerine Dream, Yes, ELP, Utopia, Can, Faust, Neu, Cluster, Klaus Schulze, and so many more, and there has always been plenty to talk about. Usually the discussion is over who is too commercial, or what songs are actual classics, and what is pure. The krautrock sound is truly unique, with long meditative electronic vibrations that really do seem to come from another planet. There is an extraterrestrial form to the constantly developing styles of electronic music, and my guess is that the unwritten big rule is that nothing requires conforming to any formulas except maybe the notion of a musical journey through strange electronica with plenty of subtle references to traditional classical or instrumental folk music. After all these years, we all still like dramatic musical stories, or maybe just soaring wordlessly as the sequencers lead the way, considering time and space, stars, planets, cells, atoms, souls, and how everything has a consequence for simply being here. They say that we are connected beyond ourselves. These musical performances were in massive 1970's stadium scale concerts, where there were vibrating young people from wall to wall. We still are always one with Time and Space, and connecting with a tradition of contemplative sound experience whose roots are ancient and diverse. This always makes for a jolly proper interstellar good time.

Padilla reflects on the creation of Weathering the Storm:

“In 2019, Keith Jones at Fruits de Mer Records (UK) had commissioned me and Marvin to contribute a track to a limited edition double LP compilation album that was dedicated to the Kosmiche Music of pre-1975. We were excited about the idea to create new music that was rooted in the past and immediately began making music.

"Marvin and I used very little studio trickery and went "old school" with the first few songs that we recorded; The 19+ minute track "The Prodigal Sun" is an homage to pre-'75 Berlin-school / Krautrock music. Marvin played some rhythm guitar in the style of the opening track of Edgar Froese's "Macula Transfer" album ("Chug chug chug chug") to complement the main sequence, and overdubbed some lead guitar. I used an organ sound and my analog modular synth, and some old-school effects, much like the musicians of that time would have used. We sent a bare bones mix to Keith, but he opted not to use this song.

"We had recorded another tribute to early krautrock/kosmiche music titled "Weathering the Storm" (now the title track of the new album). I played a mellotron sound and analog synthesizers while Marvin played some melodies on an electric guitar and plucked a 12-string acoustic guitar in sync with synthesizer sequencer patterns, creating an organically hypnotic effect in the music. (Keith chose this song for the limited edition bonus CD for "Head in the Clouds.")

"The creative wave continued, and we recorded an atmospheric song titled "Aquatic" which was meant to be a tribute to Edgar Froese's 1974 title track to the album Aqua. This song contains sounds of the rain and thunder that Marvin recorded during a night that we had our first ever tornado warning in our area! The tornado never completely formed, but the overhead cloud funnel and the winds and rain made for a truly unique weather event! Marvin said "I like to use found sounds and I didn't want to let this opportunity to record the storm pass me by." This storm system yielded great results for the audio. (And various images of this storm were submitted to Daniel Pipitone for his consideration to use for the cover art.) We recorded our tribute to Aqua by using recorded rain, reverse piano, organ, and bubbly/chirpy synth sounds. Like the end of "Aqua" (the song), "Aquatic" finally ends with some trippy sounds to close out the piece. The roaring engines of big trucks passing by on a wet road reminds me of the jets flying by on the third track of Froese's "Aqua" album, "NGC 891." (This song was chosen for the Fruits de Mer compilation double LP album "Head in the Clouds.")

"At this point, I had gone back to listen to "The Prodigal Sun," and felt that it should be updated with more modern sounds and percussion, which Marvin agreed would be appropriate. Once we had finished this song, we knew that we had enough music for half an album. Once again, the waves of inspiration hit us to move forward with our more modernized abilities while still being inspired by the electronic music of pre-1975.

"And then suddenly, the pandemic gave us a new perspective on how we were going to finish the album.

"The track 'Sunflowers in the Wind' was commissioned by Chuck van Zyl for a special "pandemic edition" of Star's End Radio which featured new music by artists who were staying busy during that time. Marvin had written the original melody and recorded the guitar track in my studio. With all of the turmoil happening, I had forgotten about it until he reminded me to check it out again. I was so impressed by its beauty; I jumped at the chance to add synths to it. Marvin says, "It's dedicated to Paula Franke (a foreign exchange student from Germany who was staying with the Padilla family) and her "sisters" Melodee and Harmonee Padilla. For me, the title symbolizes these young ladies. Although the winds of this turbulent time blow around them, their roots will help them to stand strong. In the end, when the wind subsides, they will still be reaching upwards towards the sun and continue to grow."

"The rest of the album came to fruition during the pandemic, which we feel assisted us in the way that we concluded the album. We knew that this was going to be more than an homage to the early 70's sound. It is music that honors life. With the collaborative assistance from graphic artist Daniel Pipitone, it's another soundtrack album for the continuing story of the "Umbrella Girl" who represents all of us looking for our own way of existence in this complex world."

The trilogy continues… The winds blow, the beast calls, the forces gather, and from there things go deep, "The Prodigal Sun" (18:54), at an epic (almost) 19 minutes, the title has lots of references, including the Sun-Son ionic duality, which gives another set of layers to the mix. Note that this is the longest track on the album, almost nineteen minutes. The journey of course is epic, starting from the deepest mysteries of outer space, and then you notice that there is a new beat, and there is another array of layers of the expressive guitar. There is space activity that continues to discover new ideas, building across the frightening vertiginous depths and dodging the presence of gigantic flying objects overhead. "A Matter of Time Part 1" (3:02) might be a story of chronological reinterpretations. Also, since this is Part 1, there must be more. What I hear is a twelve string guitar reaching into swirling electronica and leading up to a dramatic meltdown or sustained explosion, the distances are almost lost while the details keep things interesting. "Aquatic" (7:44) has more natural elements and some interesting sounds woven into the mix, at times heavy rainfall blending with signals from Atlantis, so dark and deep and full. I think that I hear the majestic space beetles calling from the maelstrom. Evidenced by the strange times and weather we are now living through, the heavy rainfall themes might have a more terrifying effect than ever before, a potent reminder of experiencing any flood or water cataclysm.

During the time when they were recording their tribute to Edgar Froese's 1974 title track to the album Aqua, Marvin and Craig both received urgent EBS text messages for a tornado warning, and watched the funnel cloud forming, and then getting lost in the beauty of it before realizing the smart thing to do. Seek shelter? Craig calmly replies, “Marvin had the wherewithal to take his recording equipment out and capture the weather sounds.” The tornado never completely formed, but the overhead cloud funnel and the winds and rain yielded a truly unique track.

The song "Sunflowers in the Wind" (4:37) sounds like a bright sunny sky, fine guitar notes enter the crystal silence, feeding on their echoes and slowly propelling the movement into what becomes a virtual synthesized tornado, as the title track, "Weathering the Storm" (10:12), begins and continues cautiously. You know that something big is going to happen, a building sense of some kind of dangerous natural phenomenon that is ultimately clarifying. Do I hear the sweet lamentations of mermaids? I hear mythological rumblings of thunder, through multiple breezes of mist, a beautiful spectral environment which flows among dramatic effects and silvered iridescent floating shadows, continued with the twelve-string guitar soaring through space together with the varied sweeps, at times unbelievably mind blowing. The next track brings a superb hypnotic sequential movement, an acoustic guitar in deep space, "A Matter of Time part 2" (1:46).

For many centuries, outer space, with its infinite number of galaxies, stars, moons and planets, has been an inspiration to the arts. "Onwards and Upwards" (8:59) reaches into a strange and vast territory. Imagine that the reverberation is an instrument. You can feel the power and wonder abound, guitar and drone abide, now enter the piano. Now bring on a new pulse. Life is good. The final track on this aural odyssey is titled "Liquid Heaven part 2" (5:55), I hear evidence of a link between the sequential spheres, and imagine that we are riding on subtle nuances and sequenced progressions, until we might be eventually stirring in the dream of the crystal shadows, which dance as angels pass by on a delicate crystalline structure, circular and catchy, a pure jewel of the dream crown. To me, listening constantly, the feeling is blissful, floating out there encircled by magnificent howling synths which move in the sky and fill the air, this is a long atmospheric episode.

The borders of conceivable electronic music have just been re-extended yet deeper into uncharted territory, with Weathering the Storm, the slow strata are all in contrast with the rhythm of strange metallic and spectral winds. Find your bliss in the rhythm and the celestial harmonies of each phenomenal journey with early psychedelia and unparalleled use of sequencers, revisiting the 1970's electronic technology into that old place where there is no up or down, there is only near and far, a series of explorations of distant territories, and winning combinations of burning electric guitar craft with icy synthetics.

The album premiered two weeks ago on Star's End Radio hosted by Chuck Van Zyl, who also reviewed the album, noting, "With each passing piece we become exposed to different intensities of mood and variations in tone. From bright motion-filled sonic landscapes and blissed-out plush textures, to overcast hollows of twilight realms, Padilla and Allen guide us safely through their well-crafted thought zones. Moving between the soothing, the unsettling, and the fiery, Weathering the Storm coaxes raindrops of melodic narrative from storm clouds of harmonic drama – playing out as a thousand beautiful dreams burn softly within."

The album is not only a trilogy in sonic stylings, but also in visual storytelling; all three of Padilla and Allen’s collaborations feature the iconic Umbrella Girl on the cover. Theories abound, but one might say she represents all of us looking for our own way of existence amidst the chaos of the world. She is an open-minded seeker, and these soundscapes are her explorations. The artists will discuss the concept alongside Daniel Pipitone, Spotted Peccary's creative design chief, on an upcoming podcast episode of Tones and Drones.

All music on Weathering the Storm was composed, performed and produced by Craig Padilla (synthesizers, sequencers, and drum programming) and Marvin Allen (guitars and homemade Theremin); it was recorded and mixed by Craig Padilla.

Mastered by Ben Cox, the album is available as a physical CD with creative design by Daniel Pipitone, and, as 24-BIT Audiophile, CD Quality Lossless Download, and MP3 streaming formats that can be found at https://orcd.co/weathering-the-storm. CD formats are available at Amazon, SpottedPeccary.com, and https://ambientelectronic.bandcamp.com/

Spotted Peccary Music will live stream Weathering the Storm throughout the day of release on its 24-7-365 streaming and live chat channel SPMLive: https://linktr.ee/ambientelectronic.tv

For artist interviews, reviews, or promotional requests, please contact Beth Ann Hilton at beth(at)spottedpeccary(dot)com.

1 The Prodigal Sun 18:55
2 A Matter of Time Part 1 3:03
3 Aquatic 7:45
4 Sunflowers in the Wind 4:37
5 Weathering the Storm 10:12
6 A Matter of Time Part 2 1:46
7 Onwards and Upwards 8:59
8 Liquid Heaven Part 2 5:56

About the Artists:
With more than 40 releases over the course of his prolific career, Craig Padilla has proven to be a driving force in the current electronic music scene. Never letting technology overcome the humanity in his compositions, he creates electronic music that is rooted in tradition while still sounding new, interesting and fresh. Craig has always endeavored to create engaging musical landscapes as experiences to be treasured and played indefinitely.

Marvin Allen is a northern California based multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, performer, and music educator. As an accomplished musician, he has lent his talents to numerous jingles, recording sessions, and short film soundtracks for many years. He also co-founded the Shasta Blues Society and continues to mentor many talented youth. https://spottedpeccary.com/artists/craig-padilla-and-marvin-allen/

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 www.SpottedPeccary.com and www.AmbientElectronic.com.

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/0RUIIas98bKd2qpu4ITrlu?si=tUyzGkdbSsySkXAsQ2Ftwg
Smartlink to various platforms: https://orcd.co/weathering-the-storm
Spotted Peccary Album Page: https://spottedpeccary.com/shop/weathering-the-storm/
Bandcamp: https://ambientelectronic.bandcamp.com/
Heaven is sometimes symbolically depicted as populated by angels playing harps, giving the instrument associations of the sacred and heavenly. The way we understand ourselves and our world is always evolving, harps have been known since antiquity in Mesopotamia, Persia, and Egypt, later in India and China. Distinct designs also emerged from the African continent, some resembling the form of harps in ancient Egypt with a hollow or vaulted body of wood, with a parchment face, and a neck, upon which the strings are wound. The strings are normally plucked with the fingers, and can be played standing or sitting, sometimes alone, sometimes accompanied by a friend or three, and sometimes harps are played with huge full orchestras. The classical harp's most common form is triangular in shape and made of wood. The oldest depictions of harps in Africa date back to the 4th Dynasty of Egypt. By medieval times harps had become familiar all across Europe.

The feeling of the new album Geodepédie - Hidden Light is based on the distinct sounds of the harp, as played by Christina Tourin, sometimes accompanied by vocals, sometimes with minimal percussion and synthesizers, and always celebrating harps, solo or in layers, powerful, soothing, sparkling, magically lyrical, eloquent, multi-faceted expressions, infused with the wisdom that comes from personal inquiry and a deep understanding of the universe. The feeling is very calming and relaxing, I would say positive and uplifting, sometimes crafted with traditional Gaelic styles, and sometimes blended with Cosmic seasonings, a comforting soundtrack to life’s ups and downs, illuminations, lamentations, revelations, full of significance and importance. Good for any and all forms of relaxation for most any occasion, for a wee listen.

Geodepédie - Hidden Light - Christina Tourin


As a Therapeutic Musician and Music Therapist, one of her main focuses is Convergence – finding facets of interest in spiritual enlightenment and in pursuit of mending body and spirit. Trained in performance both at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria and at McGill University in Montreal, Christina’s fascinating musical life has taken her around the world from Japan to Ireland, where she’s brought the National Instrument of the harp to blind children; she also served as a trained music therapist at the Blind Institute of San Diego. In addition, she performed for 17 years for the Von Trapp Family at their Austrian Chalet Lodge in Vermont, and has accompanied chorales, performed with symphonies and been part of ensembles in off Broadway theaters.

“With a twist on Erik Satie's Gymnopedie,” Tourin says, “I present Geodepédie! May we open ourselves to let light shine forth as with a beautiful geode!” The new album is a journey of peace and wonder, reflecting the boundless immensity of the earth and sky. The album releases worldwide today; listen on Spotify now at https://open.spotify.com/album/17eBvbTGbbl4Zk5TgHuv3d?si=mgCMZv-kRd6cNZag1_MWAg

The opening notes of Tourin’s self-produced album establish a warm sense of joy for life, ushering the listener into an uplifted state of being. Her music is based on the distinct sounds of the harp, sometimes accompanied by vocals, other times with minimal percussion, or just a hint of synthesizer. The musicians on the album include Christina Tourin (harp), Peter Sprague (guitar/synth), David Eastoe (synth), Suzanne Doucet (synth), Buvana Gerlach (vocals), Lies Joosten (Harp, Track 1).

With each track, Tourin strives for a sound that can transform lives, emotionally and spiritually. Listeners may imagine the shining inside of a newly-opened geode, while also picturing a crystalline night sky filled with glittering stars, planets and galaxies. The music, she says, creates a place to find the center of one’s being, allowing each listener to let go of tension and rise into the cumulus of their own imagination.

Healing with sound, performing, composing, teaching, and writing books round out Tourin’s full life. She is a Therapeutic Musician (TMus) and Music Therapist (MT), and one of the foremost leading educators of the harp, whose International Harp Therapy Program currently has training centers and Therapeutic Harp Practitioners from 32 countries serving on five continents.

Tourin's mission is bringing together all those who use music, sound and the arts for healing, enrichment and well-being. Living a life “as above so below,” she experiences the magnificent and transcendent in small but significant ways. As she says, “Expressing through music is not what I do, it’s who I am.”

The album was produced by Christina Tourin for her own Emerald Harp Productions, LLC, and recorded at SpragueLand Studios, Encinitas, CA; sound engineer was Peter Sprague. Cover design by Jaime Tourin, with liner notes by Jonathan Widran. Suzanne Doucet served as Creative Consultant. Physical CD distribution is being handled by CPI Distribution, and by New Leaf Distributing for specialty and gift stores.

See Christina perform live at a new album release concert in Phoenix, AZ. This will be a special duo performance with Ludwig Conistabile, a musician and Harp Therapist from Italy. Event details are as follows:

What: A Journey Into The Starry Skies - As Above So Below: World Renowned Harpist Christina Tourin debuts her new album "Geodepedie-Hidden Light"

When: Saturday, March 4, 7:30pm

Where: Phoenix Harp Center, 2700 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, Arizona 85004 (https://phoenixharpcenter.com/)

How: For details about joining online or in person, contact Jocelyn Obermeyer at 602.565.0522 or on Facebook messenger for more information.

01 Geodepédie Hidden Light (4:50)
02 Music Is Love (2:10)
03 Passacaglia - Handel's Healing Harp (5:00)
04 Brigid's Green Mantle (3:02)
05 Land O' The Leal (3:20)
06 Early One Morning (2:01)
07 Walk Through The Sunflowers (2:54)
08 Reminisce (3:57)
09 Sommarpsalm (1:37)
10 Icelandic Northern Lights (6:57)
11 Grieg's Morning Mood (1:46)
12 Largo - Vivaldi's Vision (3:38)
13 Arigatou, I For You (3:23)
14 Amethyst Of Avalon (3:28)
15 As Above So Below (8:39)
16 Colors Of The Season (2:56)

Buy/Stream Christina Tourin
GEODEPEDIE - HIDDEN LIGHT: https://christinatourin.hearnow.com/
Spotify: https://www.youtube.com/user/CTourin
Amazon CD Link: https://a.co/d/7SJmYRr

WEBSITE https://www.playharp.com/christinatourin/
INSTAGRAM http://instagram.com/christinatourin
YOUTUBE https://youtube.com/@ctourin
FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/ctourin

It’s #NEWRELEASEFRIDAY! We bring to you our hottest finds of the week. We have
urated a list of the best releases from our musical travels this week and are
putting them all in one place for your listing pleasure!
This coverage is created via #sustainablecurator

Release: ‘Sleeve’

BRADLEY COPPER KETTLE & FRIENDS have released the brilliant Americana
single ‘Sleeve’. It is an addictive release with gorgeous harmonies,
excellent musicianship and stunning melodies. We can not wait to hear

Release: ‘Stay’

Hailing from New York, musician SHANAY MORANT is an artist that you
need to know about. Her single ‘Stay’ is a wonderful contemporary R&B
release that is fuelled by soulful vocals, stunning melodies and a warm,
inviting production. ‘Stay’ is a single that will have you reaching
for the repeat button!

Release: ‘Silence Is Music’

London-based artist FLORIE NAMIR has teamed up with musician Franck
Biyong to release the magnificent single ‘Silence Is Music’. It is an
inviting release that features addictive vocal performances, a memorable
chorus and stunning musicianship. ‘Silence Is Music’ needs to be heard
this February!

Release: ‘No Umbilical’

Cardiff-based musician BETHAN LLOYD has released the brilliant single
‘No Umbilical’. It is an innovative alt-pop release with thought-provoking
lyrics, staccato nature and charismatic vocal performances. ‘No Umbilical’
needs to be added to your new music playlist this week!

Release: ‘Sweet Celebration’

Hailing from Dayton, OH, the brilliant band LUDLOW CREEK are back with their
must-hear single ‘Sweet Celebration’. It is an uplifting Americana release
complete with compelling melodies, catchy chorus and excellent musicianship.
LUDLOW CREEK are destined for big things!

Release: ‘Inner Child’ (Tepilunia Soundscapes Version)

The excellent London-based musician LETHIA’S NATORIUM is back with her
atmospheric single ‘Inner Child’. We adore the soulful, layered vocals,
stunning backing instrumentation and intelligent arrangement. LETHIA’S
NATORIUM goes from strength-to-strength and we can not wait to hear
what will come next!

Release: ‘Sorry, Not Sorry’

SAMANTHA GIBB is back with a reworked version of her stunning single ‘Sorry,
Not Sorry’. Taken from the ‘Echoes: The Echo Sessions’, it features catchy hooks,
uplifting instrumentation and Gibbs’s soulful vocals. ‘Sorry, Not Sorry’ is a
single that you need to hear this February!

Release: ‘Songs For Old Men’

Canadian-based artist TERRY K 3TL has released the excellent track, ‘Songs For
Old Men’. It is a thought-provoking release with charming vocals, excellent
musicianship and warm production. TERRY K 3TL is a troubadour who needs
to be heard this Winter.

Release: ‘So Long’

Ottawa-based musician NORM BRUNET needs to be heard. His single ‘So Long’
is an excellent classic-rock release with soulful vocals, enticing groove
and intelligent arrangement. ‘So Long’ is a track that will have you reaching
for the repeat button this February.

Release: ‘Break The Matrix (Episode Three)’

Hailing from Cologne, the brilliant band MOON AND ARIES are back with their
must-hear EP ‘Break The Matrix (Episode Three)’. It is an electronic-pop
release with punchy production, soulful vocals and excellent musicianship.
‘Break The Matrix (Episode Three)’ is a release you do not want to miss!
AfricaPachanga 16/Feb/2023 - Funmilayo Afrobeat Orquesta - Música Africana Afrobeat https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/africapachanga/episodes/2023-02-16T01_29_23-08_00

Comenzamos hoy AfricaPachanga con el album de debut de una fantástica banda
brasileña, formada exclusivamente por mujeres, Funmilayo Afrobeat Orquesta,
que rinden homenaje a la madre de Fela Kuti. Más novedades con Berikely &
Zama, desde Madagascar, y el guitarrista camerunés Franck Biyong, además
de la magnífica reedición de una banda nigeriana de edo funk, The Good
Samaritans.Además, el blues del desierto con Vieux Farka Toure, la música
del maliense Issa Bagayogo, el rapero de Burkina Fasso Smockey; y las
grandes orquestas africanas de los años 70 y 80, la Orchestra Makassy desde
Tanzania y la Orchestre Poly-Rythmo desde Benín. Disfruta de todos estos
músicos en AfricaPachanga, el único programa dedicado exclusivamente
a la música africana !!

Track List
Funmilayo Afrobeat - Ondina
Funmilayo Afrobeat - Para E Respira
Berikely & Zama - Mahavamba
The Good Samaritans - Onughara
Franck Biyong - Silence Is Music
Vieux Farka Toure - Ndjehene Direne
Issa Bagayogo - Sebero
Smockey - Ou Est L Erreur
Orchestra Makassy - Mambo Bado
Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonu - Ne Te Faches Pas
Single Review: “Silence Is Music” – Florie Namir & Franck Biyong https://platinummind.net/index.php/2023/02/13/single-review-silence-is-music-florie-namir-franck-biyong/

Florie Namir is back with a stunning ballad and a duet partner – Franck Biyong. Their voices
are very different, Frank has a soulful touch whereas Florie’s vocals are suited to folk/jazz
but they find a middle ground, and this song is a perfect vehicle for this.

It’s an acoustic number, the percussion is gorgeous, something that tends to get buried just
for ear candy but everything in this track has a purpose… hold up is that a tabla? Nice!

And the string arrangement is beautiful too.

The harmonies that are used here are what caught my ear initially, and that’s my favourite
part of the song, Florie and Franck’s ability to just meld together makes me want to give
them a round of applause.

The chorus lyrics for me is what gets me:

“Silence is music

Silently dreaming

Silence is music

Silently breathing

Silence is music

And the moon can find a place within a song

And the moon can find a place within a song.”

Florie Namir is a Tel Aviv-born singer-songwriter and pianist who offers a refreshingly
vibrant blend of 1940’s American jazz vocal stylings fused with classic pop music
influences. BBC Introducing artist and winner of the UK Songwriting Contest.

Cameroonian musician Franck Biyong, leader of the band Massak, is the creator of the
“Afrolectric” sound. Afrolectric weds Afrobeat to vanguard jazz and electro-driven funk.
Franck Biyong & Florie Namir “Silence is Music” https://lessthan1000followers.com/2023/02/13/franck-biyoung-and-florie-namir-silence-is-music/

I believe everyone who has been in conflict with someone, particularly a loved one, has
experienced the smothering silence. No more words get exchanged at this point, and so it
envelops you, making you feel bad. It’s in these moments when it’s important to remember
that the easiest way to resolve the conflict is going in to talk with the person – from
that point forward, the silence becomes music.

Acoustic and warm, the song called “Silence is Music” is smooth and soothing, just like
the warm embrace after a bad argument is settled. Soft guitar melodies, jazzy percussion,
and quiet vocals build up a calm, soulful atmosphere, where hope and gratitude can bloom
comfortably, and there is no more space left for hurting feelings. “Silence is Music” is
a serene ode for nourishing dialogue and self-acceptance, setting itself as a reminder
that the best way to overcome the crushing bad feelings is reaching out.

Florie’s tender vocals are joined by those of Franck Biyong, a Cameroonian guitarist.
The duo co-wrote the song, aiming to bring out the anxious feeling so common in such
situations, and using delicate instrumentation as well as their singing voices to
produce a layer of solace. Magical strings were added to the mix by Argentinian
double bass player Lila Horovitz and Canadian cellist Tess Crowther.

“Silence is Music” is out now on your favorite platforms – give it a listen today!

Florie Namir, Franck Biyong-Silence is Music | In the quiet https://sinusoidalmusic.com/2023/02/10/florie-namir-franck-biyong-silence-is-music/

Florie Namir and Franck Biyong met by chance, on a platform founded by Tina Turner.
What they made after is the furthest thing from chance. Like a moment that is meant
to happen, they put their minds together to create something magical in just 11 days.
This is their single, Silence is Music. Brace yourself for a moment that might be as
brilliant as it is intoxicating.

Franck Biyong has remodeled what we know about Afroelectric guitar. With a style that
is so uniquely cultural and melodic, this song shows Florie Namir’s vocal presence with
Franck Biyong’s work. The dreamy tune dances within a well arranged soundscape, and
everything is balanced to let the vocals shine. The chords dance as an accompaniment,
letting the spotlight fall on the incredible illusion of the instruments. Double bass
player Lila Horovitz and cellist Tess Crowther add a playful rhythm around it that is
unique, yet proceeds to aid the floating theme of this song. As the percussion dances
in tandem with the instruments, you feel yourself sink into the depth of the song.

Franck Biyong does his part with his vocal performance as well, and the salsa between
their vocals is nothing less than sorcery. The gentle transitions show true moments
of genius and grace. By the time you’re part of the second verse, you’re transported
to another region. You can hear more of Franck Biyong’s beautiful tone and arrangement
styles by following him on Spotify, Power Brain and Anywhere Trouble are some must
listen tracks.

Listen to their single here:


Review by Nishant Varma
Silence is Music...New Single...February 10th 2023 https://franckbiyong1.bandcamp.com/track/silence-is-music

“Florie Namir and Franck Biyong have come together to create “Silence Is Music”,
a soothing song reflecting on conflict and its potentially devastating consequences
on us all. The melodiesand sounds bring forth a melancholic call for spiritual relief.
As stated by both musicians: “Whereas we may be hurting and fighting, there is still
room for dialogue and self-­acceptance;the emptiness some may feel is bound to be
replaced withgratitude when one dares to look at life from a different angle”.

Florie, Israeli native London-­‐based jazz-­‐pop songstress and Franck, Cameroonian
Afrolectric guitar wizard met through the Beyond Music platform founded by Tina Turner,
which aim seeks to connect musicians from all genres and walks of life worldwide. “Silence
Is Music” was conceived in a mere 11 days, inspiring these creative performers on a
different route, while incorporating their individual styles and personal influences.
Talented female musicians added further powerful and heartfelt instrumentation:
Argentinean double bass player Lila Horovitz and Canadian cellist Tess Crowther.

Franck, who wrote the majority of the lyrics (with Florie contributing the final
verse) composed and curated this cohesive endeavor…It has a stellar and eerie feel
driven by acoustic instrumentation, open chord guitars, subtle African percussion
weighed by some delicate piano and spacey electronic sounds. Florie’s silky smooth
vocal delivery as well as Franck’s spoken word tone add serenity and solace to an
anxious world contemplation made of doubt and fear, but ultimately leading the way
to a glimpse of hope and faith in the style of a modern day gospel song…”

Vocals, Piano -­‐ Florie Namir
Double Bass -­‐ Lila Horovitz
Cello -­‐ Tess Crowther
Drum Programming, Sound Effects, Talking Drum,
Congas, Keyboards, Guitars, Vocals -­‐ FB

Recording engineers: Auguste Manly * Maxwell Ochieng * FB
Recorded @ Studio Quadrature & Dynamix Studios
Mixed by Grant Phabao & FB @ T.i.m.e.c. Studios
Mastered by Benjamin Lafont & FB @ Shelmi Studios
Line Production by Ruth Kioko
Artwork by Hilun Visuals

‘Basogol ba bok bisu
Ba mbem bes ni dingoma’
Folk-Rock Rabbi recalls Woody Guthrie in new album In an effort to capture the spirit of the times, Gedalya looks back at classic folk artist to create modern message of connection and understanding

NEW YORK (February 8, 2023) — Woody Guthrie famously called people hoping machines, and as everyone settles into 2023, Gedalya, known by his fans as the Folk-Rock Rabbi, recalls and recounts that same sentiment in his latest album, This is My World.

“One of Guthrie’s most beloved songs was This Land is Your Land, and I wanted to expand on that idea for the new digital age,” Gedalya said. “His was a message of the power of empathy and hope, and I believe that continuing on that message is more important than ever.”

With the release of This is My World, Gedalya continues to spread messages of unity through his unique blend of folk, rock, and spiritual music.

“Through uplifting lyrics and memorable melodies, I invite listeners to join me in creating a better world for all,” Gedalya said. “Small actions can make a huge difference in the world, and I hope listeners feel empowered to create a better world as they listen to the new album.”

This is My World features eleven tracks that showcase Gedalya's exceptional songwriting skills and ability to connect with his audience. With a mix of upbeat rock songs, introspective ballads, and spiritual anthems, the album is a testament to Gedalya's versatility as an artist.

But throughout, he keeps a focus on a powerful message.

"I believe that music has the power to bring people together and help us heal,” Gedalya said. “With This is My World, I wanted to create a body of work that would inspire and encourage people to put their focus on making a positive difference in their communities." 

“Thanks to amazing advancements in technology, we have access to more information and more people than in the history of humanity. The internet has connected us all, creating a time where we have the ability to work together for a better tomorrow. But we have to choose it. I want This is My World to be that invitation to step up and champion the world you want to live in.”

The album also reflects a new approach from the artist.

“Currently, it can be difficult to determine which genre one's music belongs to,” Gedalya said. “In the current musical climate, there are so many new categories, feels, and sounds that everyone is blending and experimenting with to create something creative, new and exciting.”

In an effort to take advantage of that musical climate, he said, with This is My World, he focused on finding his place musically and continued carrying his upbeat messaging.

One day, he sat down and asked himself, "Gedalya, where do you fit in?"

And after he pondered the question, he said an inner voice cried out, "You're a folk singer!" and that inspiration led to the development of the new album. 

“When you look around with an open mind and a desire to grow spiritually, you will find so many things to learn,” Gedalya said. “But as reflected in the first track, Look at the World, people have to choose to be there and take advantage of the one and only opportunity we get to experience this life.”

With This World is an Illusion, Gedalya drives the listener to explore the duality of existence and finding the right path. Song for Peace pushes a message of giving to others, and Eyes on Wine, inspired by a verse from The Book of Proverbs, preaches focus. 

Those tracks – along with the rest of the album – share the importance of learning to live in a way that benefits the world.

“While you listen to the songs, I hope that you will listen with an open heart and an open mind and that you will find that place within yourself that shares what you're hearing,” Gedalya said.

Songs from This is My World are currently available for purchase for digital play on Gedalya's website as well as on Bandcamp.

Physical copies of the album, along with digital copies of the eleven tracks, can also be found on his website, TheFolkRockRabbi.com. CDs can also be ordered by emailing Gedalya directly at GedalyaMusic@Gmail.com.
new single with video very soon Le Lay de l´Eau -
I´m very happy to announce my new single, which is... 12 minutes long.

It will be followed by a video in 3 languages (French, English and German).

It is about the element water in its reason of Being, illustrating the swaying of the currents and various levels of transparency, the Chinese ideogram shuǐ (for "water"), sleeping humans because it is the daily moment of return to the Principle, the swaying of the hammock, childrens´ swings...

To help with some orientation for the listener's meditation, I used Taoist texts that speak of water, rephrasing (sometimes) the translations according to the images available.

Is there more mind-blowing symbolism than that of Taoist texts? Symbols in sounds, images and words for age-old and timeless wisdoms, turned inwards, therefore independent of any place.

I've always been fascinated by Taoist writings for their "staggering" side, this way of sending you on a parable under the guise of irrationality, until contemplation brings out the meaning, for the greatest pleasure of the Spirit. It is indeed much easier to define something by using negative expressions that say what it is not. Composing this piece of music has been a rare pleasure.

Official release date on Spotify: 03 03 2023. I am considering a shorter version to post here, very soon, I promise!
Everything available soon on Bandcamp and YouTube

Love and Peace to all

Puppets of Castro Reveal Video for the Pop Rock \ Songwriter Dan Bern ('Dewey Cox', 'Get Him To The Greek') says this about the newest album from Puppets of Castro: “The new Puppets of Castro album is catchy philosophical pop that ranges from radio-friendly rockers to tunes that could be a Murakami short story set to music. 'Nude Descending an Elevator' is sure to please hard core fans and newcomers alike.”

The pop rock album is loaded with fun, hooky songs, as well as lovely ballads, all featuring their trademark witty and intelligent lyrics, making Puppets of Castro stand out amongst the rest. The song "Thank You At The Grammys" from 'Nude Descending an Elevator' is a tight, hilarious rocker, sounding like an amped up Joe Walsh meets The Violent Femmes.

Lorand says "the song was written during a diet Mtn. Dew binge while driving, wildly scribbling notes on a clipboard, while steering with my knees, to the horror of nearby drivers."
The band features the songs of singer/songwriter Andrew Lorand, with guest vocals by Darryl Purpose.

Watch the video for "Thank You At the Grammys" here:

Find Puppets of Castro:
Bandcamp: https://puppetsofcastro.bandcamp.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PuppetsOfCastro
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@puppetsofcastro
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5tzWBACMHZFWZVXEssAQfx
  Music is spiritual 58 # DJ Ness Afro on Ness Radio https://hearthis.at/dj-ness-afro/music-is-spiritual-58-dj-ness-afro-on-ness-radio-final/Deb/

Music is spiritual Many new & upcoming releases. From Oriental Jazz Fusion To Hip
Hop with a lot of Afrobeat & Contempary High Life. World Excusive Première from
Florie Namir & Franck Biyong Music
Make sure you check the Hip Hop phenemonal Blk Odyssy, thanks to Anne-Sophie
Mattéi the must have ‘Whips-X-Chains feat. FP from Youthstar & Miscellaneous
out March 24 on Chinese Man Records Magical soulfull tune from Mr Bird ´Back
in Détroit’ To be released on Tangential Music along Jules Brennan - Hana
Voodoo that we support. Super Funky Tropical single ‘I Need à Stick’ from
Laurence Gastine, Jazz Soul Etnik To be released soon on Bandcamp A great
12 inch from Emma Lamadji Afroplugged out on Samuel Records Big thanks to
Kanaga Records Store for the tip Worlwide first AirPlay of Florie Namir &
Franck Biyong Music upcoming beautifull single 'Silence is Music’ out
Febuary 10 Upcoming new explosive ANALOG AFRICA ´The Good Samaritans’
chapter one out March 3 Kaleta & Super Yamba Band feat Osei Korankye 7
inch out on Ubiquity Records JEMBAA GROOVE out on Agogo Records Esperanto-
Cosa Suave reissued on Favorite Recordings Mehdi Nassouli incredible
project with the great #mamouchaorchestra highly spiritual jazz oriental
fusion ou vinyl @daymearocena Party Monster SON Palenque feat
Michi Sarmiento
 AfroBase Show Playlist 2 Feb 2023 https://www.totallyradio.com/shows/afrobase/episodes/afrobase-02-jan-2023#_

Kicking off this week with some reggae from Guinea-Bissau from KimiDjabate, more from
Pa Bobo & Razoof. We take a thumb piano detour to US jazz musician Kahil El Zabar & the
Ethnic Heritage Ensemble before hitting some afrobeat with a new release from Togo All
Stars and Brighton's own Yamaya featuring stunning Senegalese singer Khadim Sarr, Brasil
based I.F.A., and Nigerian singer Okwei Odili & Aweto Band. More from the new single from
South African duo Msaki & Tubatsi and new realease from guitarist Franck Biyong. Not
forgetting Tanzanian multi instrumentalist and bush technologist Saidi Kanda & Mvula
Mandondo who play Brighton's Rosehill venue on Saturday Feb 18

Hosted by John Warr

Long time African and Latin record collectors and music enthusiasts, John Warr
and Guy Morley formed AfroBase as a monthly club back in 2002.


1/ Afonhe - Kimi Djabate
2/ Salya Dub - Pa Bobo Jobarteh & Razoof
3/ Don Cherry - Kahil El’Zabar & Ethnic Heritage Ensemble
4/ Up to the Sky - Togo All Stars
5/ Senegal - Yamaya
6/ Menelik - I.F.Á.
7/ If you love me - Okwei Odili & Aweto Band
8/ Napenda Nkewangu (I love my wife) - Saidi Kanda & Mvula Mandondo
9/ Zibonakalise - Msaki x Tubatsi
10/ Ome Ogo - Azuka Moweta & his Anioma Brothers
11/ Njombi - Franck Biyong

As bright and exciting as a summer day at the beach, the new world-pop single “Main Aaungi” was produced by Hollywood filmmaker-photographer Nick Saglimbeni of Slickforce Studio in collaboration with dynamic singer-songwriter S. J. Jananiy and her 3 Dot Recording Studios, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India. The song was released digitally around the world as part of a commercial promotion for the Slickforce Light Frame, a lighting accessory for aspiring photographers.

“Main Aaungi” is a melodic new world-pop single about heroes coming to one’s rescue. Seeking the right voice for his film project, producer Nick Saglimbeni of Slickforce Studio, partnered with music producer S. J. Jananiy to compose, produce, and perform the thematic single, which has released worldwide on all platforms. Jananiy, a renowned polygenre singer-songwriter and composer, performs the song in Hindi, and will also record it in English, Tamil & Malayalam versions for the international market. The innovative video, featuring Shaun Romy, Mira Patel and Asmita Kumari, earned over 50,000 views in 3 days.

The uplifting lyrics, sung in Hindi by S. J. Jananiy, are inspired by the idea of everyday heroes coming to the rescue of those in need. Heartfelt and universally empowering, the English language translation is along the lines of "I'll rise up" or "I will come (to help you)." The song is also slated for global release in English, Tamil & Malayalam language versions, too, and the sound lends itself perfectly as the theme for an Indian reincarnation of an American action drama television series about lifeguards who patrol the warm sunny beaches and revolves around their interpersonal relationships, with plots usually centering on dangers related to the beach lifestyle. When they come to your rescue, to save you from a bad situation, they run across the beach in slow motion, usually wearing distinctive lifeguard gear, and the music keeps you breathlessly on the edge of your seat.

Listen to the original version on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/3BZrYehqyC5QJeQUabLre7?si=4f4ae92b4c10431d

Saglimbeni, who is renowned for his visually creative work with companies such as Disney, Apple, Skims, and many more, shares, “I first reached out to Jananiy in early 2020, looking to create a specific sound for our project that essentially didn't exist in the music space,” says Saglimbeni. “We wanted an uplifting American-style title track—inspired by the theme songs of the ‘80s and ‘90s—but with a completely Indian personality. I was searching for an artist who could pull this off when I came across Jananiy's song ‘Believe in You’ and right away I knew we’d found our artist. Jananiy has the voice of an angel—soft yet hauntingly powerful.”

Jananiy, a lover of collaborations, fully embraced the challenge and opportunity. “When Nick approached me with his concept, it was such a wonderful experiment for me! I wrote the melody backed with a lot of dynamic musical arrangements including zestful electric guitar runs and some surreal synth tones that deliver a power-packed kick, while the heart-pounding drums give a necessary flamboyance. Nick wrote the English lyrics firstly for my melody/tune which was the major underlying lyrical theme, & translated to the Hindi version by Janak Kaviratna. As far as my vocals, I layered beautiful conversations between the melody & lyrical plays, along with vocal effects that add a spark to this exciting track!”

Jananiy’s vocals on “Main Aaungi” seemingly fulfills 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…”

S. J. Jananiy is a Multi-Global-Award-Winning Composer, Singer, and Scholar who has received a prestigious Indian National Award & State Awards. She is a Film Score Composer, a Polygenre Indie Artist, Carnatic & Hindustani Classical Vocalist, Western Classical Singer, Music Director & more.

S. J. Jananiy (Subramanian Jaya Jananiy) is a singer-songwriter, musician and composer of Indian Classical, modern Indian Trap, Western Classical, and Pop/Spiritual music. A child prodigy with 25-plus years of music experience, “S. J. Jananiy” founded 3 Dot Recording Studios and JSJ Audio in Chennai, India, where she produces and performs on select projects as a lead vocalist, playback singer, songwriter, music producer, record producer, instrumentalist (keyboard, piano, harmonium, percussionist). She often serves as a Music Director, composer and performer at live events and festivals, and is rated as an "A Grade" artist of All India Radio.

A lifelong student of Brahmakumaris World Spiritual University, S. J. Jananiy has completed her Graduate degree in Economics (SMC, Chennai), an MA in Indian Music & M.Phil Music (QMC, Chennai), and, she is currently pursuing her Ph.D. - Research in Music. In Western Classical Music, she is an ATCL Vocal (Diploma), Grade 8 in Western Classical Vocal, Keyboard & Western Classical Theory (Trinity College London), and holds a Senior Diploma in Hindustani Classical Music (Prayag Sangeet Samiti, India)

S. J. shares some of her thoughts about how this project came about, “When Nick approached me with his concept and ideas, it was such a wonderful experiment for me to write the melody that is backed with a lot of dynamic and pragmatic stylistically musical arrangements which involves the zestful Electric Guitar runs, some surreal synth tones that attributes to the power-packed throw to this track, the heart-pounding drums create the flamboyant articulation. Nick wrote the English lyrics firstly for my melody/tune which was the major underlying lyrical theme, and the Hindi version was translated by Janak Kaviratna. As far as my vocals are concerned, I’ve implied some beautiful conversations between the melody and lyrics which plays along with the vocal FXs that adds up the spark to this title track!”

To connect with S. J. Jananiy’s Profile, Music & Social Media, visit: https://www.flowcode.com/page/jananiysj

She concludes, “Enjoy listening to this robust track!”

Nick Saglimbeni was born in Baltimore, Maryland, Nick Saglimbeni moved to Los Angeles to pursue cinematography at the top-ranked USC School of Cinema. Shortly after graduation, Nick opened SlickforceStudio in LA.

Clients quickly responded to the cinematic nature of Nick’s photography, and Slickforce soon became one of the hottest studios on the West Coast.

In August 2011, Nick Saglimbeni created and launched WMB 3D: World’s Most Beautiful, the first commercial magazine entirely photographed and designed in 3D. His advancements in 3D photography won him the Grand Prize in 3D at the Sony World Photography Awards in 2012.

Nick currently works on commercial campaigns for companies such as Disney, Apple, Skims, Walmart, Sports Illustrated. His art has been featured on The View, Larry King Live, E! News, and countless others.

He is heavily involved in creating art and raising awareness for several charities, including the Humane Society, The Epilepsy Foundation, Breast Cancer Charities of America, and A21.

In 2019, Nick created Painted Princess Project, a series of cultural-themed portraits featuring models from around the world, with a portion of each art sale donated to fight human trafficking. Keep up with Nick on Instagram at http://instagram.com/nicksaglimbeni

“Main Aaungi” was distributed via Tunecore to all digital and streaming platforms worldwide on Tuesday, January 18, 2023. The track can be heard as the exciting theme song for the new Slickforce Studio commercial with a worldwide premiere on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/SlickforceTV, where it is racking up the views, now at over 50,000 views in just 3 days!

“Main Aaungi” Credits:
Composer, Music Producer, Record Producer, Arranger & Singer - S. J. Jananiy
Lyrics for the Hindi version - Janak Kaviratna
Electric & Acoustic Guitars - Kabuli Rath
Bass Guitar - Keith Peters
Drums - Chris Barber, Musiversal
Drums/percussion - Nate Barnes
Music Assistant - R. Sankerganesh
Recorded by S. J. Jananiy @ 3 Dot Recording Studios, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India.
Mixed & Mastered by Benny Steele, Los Angeles, California, USA.

Music Links:
Amazon Music: https://amzn.to/3wFa9bl
iTunes: https://music.apple.com/us/album/main-aaungi-single/1667519446
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/3BZrYehqyC5QJeQUabLre7?si=4f4ae92b4c10431d
The Dorons Captivate with Their Alt Pop Rock Single \ “Honey from the Hive” is one the alternative rock singles from The Doron´s debut album, 'The Doronic Verses,' out now.

This catchy pop rock alt rock song is a story about one woman's morals and how they change over time according to her life experiences.

With wistful guitar and lyrics, “Honey from the Hive” develops out into a more embellished rock song, electric guitar twangs and percussion and the occasional minor note highlights the emotions she is feeling.

“Little by little she has allowed herself to loosen the protective moorings that had been keeping her actions and her value system intact and anchored to one another, until she is horrified to find herself well into “enemy territory”, Shares Janice …

“She was not a captive victim, but a willing passenger on a vessel she helped to navigate! When she finally awakens and recognizes just how costly the ticket for her “pleasure cruise” is proving to be, she jumps ship, taking responsibility for her part in the fiasco, and admonishes her partner in crime to do the same.”

The Dorons have just released their brand new album 'The Doronic Verses.' This 4 piece band hail from Providence, Rhode Island and carry a funky style of alternative rock.

The Dorons are a family too! Dad Norman on lead guitar, mom on the drums and brothers Aryeh and Yosef on bass and lead vocals and guitar. It all began when, one day, Aryeh Rosenfield was a music major in college and he decided to perform with the rest of his family for a senior recital.

Parents Norman Rosenfield and Janice Kaidan were retired musicians who had played in many different bands throughout the 1980´s and 1990´s, and had been part of the Boston music scene. Rehearsing for months in advance of the recital, the family group really took off and the band The Dorons were formed!

Their album 'The Doronic Verses' is full of contemporary folk songs, alternative rock. With sensitive and thoughtful lyrics, melodic guitar verses and a strong acoustic folk sound as its foundation, The Dorons have crafted an album of 11 songs in true musical style.

Stay current with The Dorons
Website: http://www.thedorons.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thedorons_band/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nailsouprecords
Twitter: https://twitter.com/nailsouprecords
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMwcTzZOX65yAFlcqZ-n8vw
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5ZbzHTWxrG2tutOOCb0Tu3?si=hbPBqufTTquCRsaoT38DcA
The powerful Shiva Mantra was chosen to be the first collaboration between India Trap and S. J. Jananiy. The lyric “Om Namah Shivaya” is the Shiva Panchakshari mantra for destroying ignorance, violence, unhealthy habits, and negative karma. Repeated in song, it releases our inner potential and invigorates us with positivity. Indian Trap (aka Jay) co-wrote this astonishing power packed track with award-winning South Indian artist S. J. Jananiy (aka S. J.). The renowned L.A. producer collaborated with the award-winning composer and singer S. J. to create a new sound that combines ancient Sanskrit mantras with classical Indian vocal techniques and contemporary Trap Music, pushing the envelope as S. J. delivers a sublime vocal performance over a hypnotic beat and melodic synths, Indian temple bells, flutes and 808 basses.

Indian Trap is an amalgamation of diverse musical influences and draws inspiration from Traditional Indian, Latin, Afrobeat, World Rhythms, and Bollywood Punjabi sounds. He infuses different genres and styles, like Reggaeton, Denbow with Punjabi Bhangra sounds that he calls ‘Punjabi Denbow’, and Latin with Indian Trap and hip hop elements that he’s calling Latin Indian Trap.

Mantras are Sanskrit prayers that millions of people have used daily for over three thousand years, and the popularity of mantras continues to expand worldwide. The Shaivite Hindu tradition, which follows Lord Shiva (the subject of this new track) holds that everything we do involves energy, and that energy is nothing other than vibration. Our words, actions, and emotions contribute to a larger energetic field known as prana, or life force. We emit a wave of energy into the world whenever we think or do something. 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. It has helped millions of people improve their lives and effect positive change.

The Shiva-related tradition is a major part of Hinduism, 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 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.

“As a musician, my material is sound,” says Indian Trap. “I’ve 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! 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.”

Jay Singh, aka J2 or Jay, 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.

Coming from a musical family, Jay was first introduced to music at the age of just seven. His father was one of the first pioneers of Bhangra music in the United Kingdom and both his grandfather and great-grandfather were celebrated Tabla players. Jay first burst into the scene when he won the prestigious Ministry of Sound DJ Idol Competition in 2002.

Weighing in from her studio in Chennai, India, S. J. adds, “Working along with Jay for this very special single was highly explorative by fusing the Vedic Mantras, his Indian Trap music, and the many vocalizations. It got me thinking about how these Mantras, encased in Trap music and Indian raga-based music, could be performed live, and that got me curious about those possibilities. This song has at least 32 different vocal layers, along with a unique collage of Taans, Aalaaps, Swaras, and improvisations that blend beautifully with harmonies for Jay’s track!”

A quote from Sanskrit says, “Yatra naryastu pujyante, ramante tatra devata” from Vedas, which means where women are respected and worshiped, God resides there.

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 at 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 - 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). With respect to Carnatic classical, Classic Hits in Keyboard, Pancharatna Krithis in Keyboard, Kannan songs in Keyboard, and Chants are some of her other albums.

She has composed music for the Tamil Movie Prabha and the audio was launched during August 2015. She continues to compose music and she sings for a number of private albums, short films and advertisements. S. J. now has her own rapidly growing music business, she has so far released around 69 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.

She is the disciple of Guruji Padma Vibhushan, Sangita Kalanidhi, Chevalier Late Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna. She formerly was trained under Guru Shri Neyveli Santhanagopalan, Guru Shri Injikudi Ganesan and Guru Smt. Dr. Rukmini Ramani and Guru Shri Chidambaram Shanmukham. She received her earliest training under Guru Smt. Geetha Srinivasan and Guru Smt. Lakshmi.

She received the prestigious global honor Peace Song Awards Winner 2018 in Public Voting and Social Media for the Song "Pudhiya Ulagam Malarattumae," the only song from India, (World Music Category), in Los Angeles, California. In 2019 Jananiy's International debut "Believe in You" - Electronic/Pop Single, won the Bronze Medal for Emerging Artist and Song honored by Global Music Awards, in La Jolla, California. Most recently, in 2022, Sneham Ezhuga," the Tamil version of "Maithreem Bhajatha," won two Bronze Medals for "World Music" and "Music Video" by Global Music Awards, La Jolla, California.

“Shiva Mantra” is the first single in a series leading up to a collaborative album to be released later in 2023. It is supported with a full length lyric video and a wide range of artistic and psychedelically appealing content in the form of shorts, reels and stories. Watch for more coming soon!


Shiva Mantra Smartlink: https://ffm.to/bjb29r2

Indian Trap Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/indiantrap/

S. J. Jananiy Smartlink: https://www.flowcode.com/page/jananiysj

YouTube version: https://youtu.be/FBSCHpO7I0s
Global Music Veteran Debuts his 10th Studio Album Inspired by the French Story \ Hong Kong born musician Chet Lam has released a brand new, eleven track album called 'Back to the Stars Again' The album takes its inspiration from the much loved, classic book “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

The story follows a young prince who visits lots of different planets including Planet Earth, and addresses themes such as friendship, love and loss.

Lam´s newest musical foray displays his unique style of folk-pop with uplifting tracks that take the listener on a sweet journey. With folk instrumentation and lyrics that tell the story of each character of the book; one song for each character, in fact.

Chet Lam is a veteran Hong Kong singer songwriter, having both produced best selling singles as well as being a well known television presenter in his home country. Lam now resides in Dublin, Ireland where he continues to write and produce his eclectic music:

“I wrote these songs from the perspective of each character. The Little Prince is a romantic, of course, The Fox is simply a drama queen, The Rose is spoiled, The Ghosts are actually everyday people, The Snake is innocent … all characters coming together will be a life lived to the fullest.”

Lam´s vocals remind the listener of such artists as Simon and Garfunkel, and James Taylor. He explores themes of longing, of belonging and life, love and loss in much of his work. Having been born and raised in Hong Kong, now based in Ireland, he has experienced firsthand the challenge of feeling where “home” is and where one truly belongs.

These themes are prominent in this new album, and with Lam´s Asian fusion pop it is sure to charm his existing audience as well as new fans.

Stay current with Chet Lam´s music on his website: http://www.chetlam.com
And social media channels:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chetlam/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chetlam/

Stream his music:
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiznIklBjCQ_kJ2ER2odkkQ?app=desktop
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/chetlamhk
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0eE5MIp5hONB0TxIJS5H48?si=NoRX1u0ERrmzfq5KhFq1TQ
Entering The Axis Mundi, by modular synthesizer composer and visionary artist Bart Hawkins, is inspired by the mystical source or center where all things exist at the same time. The "axis mundi" (also cosmic axis, world axis, world tree, world pillar, columna cerului) is a point described as the center of the world, the connection between earth and heaven, the gateway to Shambhala. Hawkins’ third album for Spotted Peccary Music, Entering The Axis Mundi, picks up where its predecessor Vision of Eden left off, continuing a sonic retelling of a creation myth. This time, instead of the book of Genesis, Hawkins drew inspiration from the concept of axis mundi, meaning “cosmic axis”— the core of existence where time and space are nonlinear and all history convergent. The innovative album releases worldwide on January 20 in a variety of digital formats, and on all streaming platforms.

The tranquil opening track -- “A Joyous Return” -- builds like a cresting wave as elongated chimes ripple around an anchoring modular synth pattern. The thrilling “To Ride a Pterodactyl” features some of Hawkins’ most innovative sound design yet. Here, he feeds the modular synth through a Moog Theremin to conjure the searing screeches of a prehistoric beast.

Throughout the nine tracks of Entering The Axis Mundi, Hawkins further establishes himself as a master of atmospheres extruded from the complex palette of the modular synthesizer. From the wistful adventure of “River Boat to Atlantis” to the galloping tension of “Race to Cosmos Redshift 7 Galaxy,” he is at home in any world he weaves.

Hawkins found the perfect language of this concept in the modular synthesizer; its sounds are innately cyclical, yet in constant motion. He says, “The modular synth itself is an axis mundi, it pulls you in, where out of chaos comes clarity of focus, the center that all revolves around.”

Reflecting on his process, he adds “I do not use any keyboards in my music, everything you hear is created from the modular system. There is an organic intimacy that happens between you and the modular when a keyboard is not hooked up. It is very liberating. And I hope I can capture some of that and pass it to my listeners. It challenges me to think differently about the signal path and how music is created. The more I let go of thinking my way into music, the more the music emerges. This process is transformational and it is no different in life. Listening without your ears and seeing without your eyes will transform your life completely.”

Spotted Peccary will live stream the album throughout the day of release on SPMLive: https://linktr.ee/ambientelectronic.tv and, the first video from the album -- "An Owl Dreams Of Me (Excerpt)" -- is out now on YouTube (https://youtu.be/SZ_opfYXuhw)

Entering The Axis Mundi was produced, composed, performed and mixed by Bart Hawkins. The album was mastered by Howard Givens, with creative design by Daniel Pipitone. It is available in many digital formats including Audiophile, CD Quality Lossless, MP3 downloads, and can be found on most streaming platforms. Hawkins' first release on the Spotted Peccary Music label was 21 Pulse Eclipse (SPM-4301), followed by Vision Of Eden (SPM-4302), and now Entering The Axis Mundi (SPM-4303).

Electronic music composer and modular synthesist Bart Hawkins’ dedication to inner sonic exploration began in the early '80s when his practice of Zen Meditation and love of the Berlin School style of electronic music launched him into a world of musical landscapes, sonic textures, and silence, sparking a spiritual awakening into the power of sound. His time as a professional film & video producer and cinematographer soon led to experiments with tape loops, delays, re-recording techniques, and the mixing of ambient sounds to create visual listening experiences. Now, diving headlong into the world of modular synthesis, Bart’s sonic creations guide listeners through an electric universe of sound, vision, and consciousness.

1 A Joyous Return
2 To Ride A Pterodactyl
3 Race To Cosmos Redshift 7 Galaxy
4 Parisa And Miriam
5 An Owl’s Dream Of Me
6 Entering The Axis Mundi
7 River Boat To Atlantis
8 The Secret Of 33.3
9 Blessed Under Your Feet

Smartlink: https://orcd.co/entering-the-axis-mundi-ps
Website: https://spottedpeccary.com/shop/entering-the-axis-mundi/
Bandcamp: https://bart-hawkins.bandcamp.com/album/entering-the-axis-mundi
Music Video: https://youtu.be/XuUXAhV8Lds

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\ "Destiny Road" means a lot to Gary Dranow and the Manic Emotions. Written in 1996, "Destiny Road" is about a wildy vivid dream that frontman Gary Dranow had where he could see himself in a dream state on Emerald colored hills far away. Also in the dream he met a world traveler and they fell in love.

Upon awaking, he wrote it down and "Destiny Road" was born, but never released it. The song, from the band's debut album 'Destiny Road' was put to the side after the band experienced several personal difficulties and problems. But now, the band is back and ready to share this truly magnificent rock single.

"Destiny Road" is about destiny. After Gary wrote the song, he moved from California to Park City, Utah in 1998. In 2003, one of his ski racing students had a very bad crash and he was first on the scene to triage her injuries. Over a short time we developed feelings for each other. Shortly after that, Gary had his own accident in which he fractured his neck and had a concussion. He went into surgery to fuse his vertebrae together and when he woke up, his current wife was by his side.

They got married, but a funny thing happened. "It turns out that as a child up until she moved to Utah to attend college she, with her parents, traveled all over the world. She lived in Saudi Arabia from around 7 years old until she would attend Prep-school in the US," shares Gary. "So there was my world traveler and true to my dream she was and is the love of my life. The dream: every bit of it came to be."

The overall message rings throughout the song, that your own destiny is right around the corner. Everything happens for a reason.

Listen here: https://open.spotify.com/track/78sHlhBAyJzMNqUIIv2GTd?si=147816fba58b4c76
PREMIERE: The Flip Phones Debut Their Music Video for the Hauntingly Sweet Single \ The Flip Phones are the rising folk rock duo whose music answers their burning questions about life and existence. They explore themes of human v. nature and light v. darkness within their indie folk rock sound. But even as they ponder such big questions, they don’t take themselves too seriously.

“Telling tales from the world around us helps us reflect on our own stories, and, we hope, helps listeners understand theirs as well,” The Flip Phones share.

They have just released their new video for their moving single “Fly Back to You.” The folk rock song mostly lies in minor as it explored devoted and unrequited love. The song was inspired by the story of the Australasian gannet named Nigel. The Australasian gannet is known as the world’s loneliest seabird, and Nigel has eyes only for one other, who happened to be made of stone.
“We made this video with Luke Justin Roberts from LJR Creative as part of his Amplify events, which provide the opportunity for local artists to shoot videos in music studios in the DC area,” shares the duo. “This video was filmed at Ivakota studio in DC and was shot in a single take with no post-production editing. Luke did a great job of working with us to capture the lonely and sad but sweet atmosphere of the song.”

The one-shot video complements the lyrics and musical tone of this sad, yet sweet story. It feels as though they are telling you this story personally. You get to see their process and how the music moves through them. You can feel the passion for the music and see their love for what they do. Something about the one shot format of the video makes the message of the song all the more clearer.

“Imagine a lonely bird in a lonely place, devoted to a concrete statue,” says Lindsey. “It’s sad in a way, which we tried to capture with the tone of the song, but it’s also really sweet and inspiring. Love knows no bounds.”

The Flip Phones are Ryan and Lindsey. Ryan (guitar, vocals) is a self-taught musician who grew up trying to emulate The Beatles, The Kinks, and Blur. He draws on these influences and more when devising unconventional chord progressions and arrangements, challenging The Flip Phones to innovate with sound and form. His musical background complements Lindsey’s years of classical piano lessons and stints in symphonic and marching bands. Lindsey (keyboard, flute, melodica, vocals) builds on the intriguing guitar parts, crafting melodies and hooks into fledgling earworms. She never forgot her strong roots in music theory, sometimes throwing in triplets and other musical flourishes.

Watch "Fly Back to You" now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpFGjcodfns
DEEJAYMARVO: Music Choices for your wedding in 2023 Wedding DJs in Kampala Uganda can help make your big day even more special with the perfect music choices. Whether you want to dance the night away to your favorite hits or have a more laid-back atmosphere with soothing tunes, a skilled DJ can make it happen.
When it comes to selecting your wedding music, it’s important to consider the style and theme of your event, as well as the preferences of you and your partner. Do you both love classic rock? Are you more into the latest pop hits? Or perhaps you want to incorporate some cultural music to honor your heritage. Whatever your music taste, a wedding DJ in Kampala can work with you to create a customized playlist that reflects your unique style.

One way to ensure that you and your partner are both happy with the music choices is to make a list of your favorite songs and share it with your DJ. This will give them an idea of the types of tracks you like and allow them to incorporate these into their sets. You can also discuss any specific songs or genres that you would like to be played or avoided.
It’s also a good idea to think about the different stages of your wedding and what type of music will suit each one. For example, you might want something more upbeat and energetic for the reception, while softer, romantic tunes would be more suitable for the ceremony. Your DJ can help you choose the right music for each part of your wedding and ensure that the transitions between them are smooth.

In addition to your personal preferences, it’s important to consider the age and tastes of your guests. You want everyone to have a good time and feel included, so try to choose a mix of songs that will appeal to a wide range of people. A wedding DJ in Kampala will have experience in selecting music that is appropriate for all ages and can help you create a diverse playlist that will keep everyone entertained.

Another aspect to consider when choosing your wedding music is the venue. Some venues may have sound restrictions or guidelines, so it’s important to check with them before making any final decisions. Your DJ will be able to work with you to ensure that the music fits within the venue’s requirements and enhances the overall atmosphere of your wedding.

Overall, the key to selecting the perfect music for your wedding is to communicate with your DJ and share your preferences and vision for your big day. With the help of a skilled wedding DJ in Kampala, you can create a playlist that reflects your personal style and sets the mood for a memorable and enjoyable event.
New Miltos Marathon videoclip coming soon! Hello my dear friends!
New Miltos Marathon videoclip for the song "Just a little thing" coming soon enjoy a screenshot !
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Coming up this Thursday, 5th January for episode #451 of Curved Radio with Gayle
Austin and the Curvy crew on Eastside Radio 89.7FM, we kick the new year off with
one of our favourite Curvy crewsters who always brings the magic, Aku Kadogo.
Aku will join us live from Detroit sharing some fab tracks from #TheBeneficiaries
(Jeff Mills, jessica Care moore, Eddie Fowlkes) released via Axis Records , Lipombe
Jazz feat. Franck Biyong Music & Nublu Orchestra Conducted by Butch Morris released
via Nublu Records. http://www.akukadogo.com/

Curvy crewster, musician Marguerite Montes Music joins Gayle in the Sydney studio
sharing some wild French bohemian folk rock from La Rue Kétanou and mr.K beams in
again from Brisbane with sounds from Anna Jordan's the gorgeous SELK, new work from
the Grand Poobah of Curvyness himself, Ergo Phizmiz and some very yummy ambient
stylings from Australian guitarist/musician, Glenn Bennie of Underground
Lovers to share.

Gayle also has a smorgasbord of some new and not so new from A Moving Sound 聲動
from Taiwan, Nick Drake, Valentina Magaletti Drummer, Inga Liljestrom, The
Nethered, Nico Muhly feat. Nadia Sirota, The Smile, #GeorgeBenson and lots
more lined up!

Its all so curvy to the max!

Listen to the livestream via Eastside Radio 89.7FM : https://eastsidefm.org/ :
from 9.30pm - 11.30pm Sydney, AU time this Thursday or via catch-up through
the Eastside website. Check the world clock for times at your place!

Connect with us, check out our website, meet all our Curvy crewsters and follow
all our Curvy socials via : www.linktr.ee/CurvedRadio

~Gayle, Marguerite, mr.K & the Curvy crew.

#CommunityRadio #EastSideFM #Sydney #GayleAustin
#mrK #MargueriteMontes #AkuKadogo #CurvedRadio
Zambe, an atypical talent Born October 20, 1989 in Togo, Zambé is a multi-talented artist. Songwriter, performer, guitarist, pianist and percussionist, Zambé has developed bewitching music, inspired by traditional African and mixed rhythms and songs with modern influences. This fusion of sounds and rhythms brings to his compositions a rare originality tinged with an undeniable authenticity. Koffi Efa-aboe OKOUMA of his real name, Zambé has a surprising voice charged with emotions. Sometimes clear and sometimes softer, violent or broken depending on the emotion conveyed by the melody he interprets. An exceptional percussionist, Zambé is an undisputed master of the talking tam-tam commonly called ATOUPANI, played all over the coast of the Gulf of Guinea and which was once reserved for initiates. Zambé through his music sings to us the colors of the soul. He sings in Ikposso, Ewe, French and English.

2009: Best Voice College Saint Albert of ATAKPAME
2013: Release of the 1st Album (Hotel EDA-OBA)
2016: Performance at the Beach Gospel Festival (LOME)
2017: Participation in the 8th game of the Francophonie category song (ABIDJAN).
2017: Presentation at the AGOA forum (Africa Growth and Opportunity Act)
2018: Honorary Distinction Prize for the Promotion of Culture in the Plateaux region at the PAMA (Plateaux All Music Awards);
2018: Participation in the MASA (Abidjan Performing Arts Market) singing category.
2018: RegSaf summit at the French Institute of Togo
2018: Nominated for the All Music Awards, ALMA, Special Awards category
2019: selection of the piece “fatinimè” by zambé for the Francophonie collection.
2020: Feel at home tour and participation in Goethe Live
2021: Participation in AFROFEST

Nouvelle terre 2013
feel at home 2016
Democracy 2018
Καλή χρονιά και καλές μουσικές!
Happy new year full of music!
World Style Ensemble

We have worked with the best musicians worldwide so far. Every artist is an expert on his instrument, even as a soloist. We have already played on the biggest stages. The aim of the group is to promote artistic activity around the world and in Munich.

Our musical styles include flamenco, jazz, rock, Crossover world music and evolved oriental jazz.

The spectrum of musical instruments ranges from guitar to clarinet, drums to bass. We present concerts as you can hear on the CD. The master of percussion is Andreas Keller. He is the real rhythm generator of the group.

Band Members : Andreas Keller Drums Thomas Sporrer Percussion Daniel Mark Eberhard Piano Alexander von Hagke Sax
Tommi Muller Bass
Robert Eibl cello
Luis Martin Navajas guitar
Lefteris Armyras guitar
Maged Kildan Oud
Kildan Qanun

All music is composed by Kildan. He plays the instrument Qanun, also as a soloist. There are also compositions by Maged Kildan, a master of the lute, also as a soloist.

We train and practice with all the other musicians and are always looking for new professional band members. Our dream is to play at world-class level.

We already have the most important things: photographers, film producers and sound engineers.

From Baghdad to Munich https://youtu.be/0rdw9HhKhrI

Live Concert Trailer 2021 https://youtu.be/QQOvySbOFwI

Meet Singer Juliet Zawedde Juliet Zawedde is a Ugandan – American entreprenuer and musical artist who is known for realeasing beats of songs with different producers. Ms. Zawedde, who stays in Boston’s Waltham suburb of Massachusetts was born on 17th July 1979 in Nateete Rubaga Division in Kampala. She describes herself as a versatile music artist who is able to sing on any music beats. Zawedde studied in Uganda for her primary and secondrary studies and later moved to America for university studies in Boston, United States. According to Juliet Zawedde, she used to do musical beats at school just because she was very passionate about it and she did not do it for money but just for the love of it. According to Zawedde who is one of the most-sought after artists at the moment, successfully managed to release very many other popular beats like Drillz, Lollipop, and most recently Bosslady and very many other beats. Juliet attributes her musical success to not only talent but also favour. According to to her, Talent alone is not enough and there are very many people out there who are very talented but actually they do take long to breakthrough. She is one of the fast rising music beats artists who are becoming very popular in Uganda and America. Juliet Zawedde started Convinient Home Care and Her NGO Juliet Zawedde Foundation which has reached to different people offering them supporting. She has become a hero to many and has been dubbed as humanitarian personality of the year. Entrepreneur and philanthropist Juliet Zawedde through her Juliet Zawedde Foundation donated US dollars 100,000 to the needy groups in Uganda. The humanitarian is already helping a number of people including paying school fees and looking after later Ronald Sebulime’s 4 children.
Singer Songwriter Kicki Beatz Kicki Beatz is a Ugandan musical Singer Songwriter born on 16th July 1997 in Mulago Kampala. Kicki Beatz grew up in Munyonyo were he was raised by his mother and father and begun producing music as a child.

Who is Kicki Beatz ?
This article takes a closer look into his life highlighting his background, educational background, career journey, and his personal life details.

Kicki Beatz Age and Place of Birth

The artist was born on 16th July in 1997 to his parents Namyenya Irene and Mubiru Hamidu . His real name from birth is Ssentongo Timothy which he later adapted into his stage name Kicki Beatz . The family lived in Munyonyo , a Kampala suburb. At the age of six, Kicki Beatz started by playing a piano in his church at the home village were he mastered its sounds and was later invited in Esom school of music to acquire more skills in instruments.

Kicki Beatz Education Background

He attended school at Wakiso secondary school where he was taking up his Ordinary Level and then took his Advanced Level education from Old Kampala Secondary School. Kicki Beatz did not push further with school after his advanced level as he revealed in an interview that it was not his biggest forte.

Kicki Beatz Career Journey

His career in music has seen him explore the whole nine yards beginning from songwriting, singing, to production. He made sure to explore various genres since 2018 when he was twenty one years old. He did Dancehall, RnB, Hip hop, and Afrobeat expanding his Musical capacity. Kicki Beatz released the song Ndi wakitalo which plummeted his name onto the limelight. After several years he went into production where he got to work with tens of other artists in his career. Some of the songs he has produced include Ceasrous’s Dangerous , Sheebah Ft Runtown’s Weekend, and Bebe Cool’s Trouble.

Not only did he produce these songs, but also featured in some working with artists such as Pallaso in Binie geffa , Aria Schleyer Rich in Mbaayo, and Keem Fame Rich in Tuli Eno .

The artist is now signed to Famous Music Uganda Records in his multifaceted musical skills.

Kicki Beatz Personal Life

Kicki Beatz is rumored to be dating one Aria Schleyer Rich although the two have not made any comment on the same leaving fans in speculation. This comes after his engagement and relationship with pinky came to an end. Aria Schleyer Rich is a colleague of his at Famous music Uganda Records where she is also a signed artist. There were rumors that the two were expecting a child but that was proven false.

Real Name : Ssentongo Timothy
Age : 25 (As of 2022)
Nationality : Ugandan
Education Level : Advanced Secondary School
Place of Birth : Mulago Kampala
Birth Sign : Sagittarius
Year of Birth : 1997
Religion : Christianity
Spouse : Aria Schleyer Rich
Children : Unidentified
Profession/Career : Musical Artist, producer
Net Worth : $10,000

Ssentongo Timothy , professionally known as Kicki Beatz , is a Ugandan Singer, songwriter and musician Born on 16 July 1997 He is a native of kyadondo in Wakiso but born in Mulago Kampala District. At a young age, he took an interest in Doing music as influenced by her cousin sister Aria Schleyer Rich who is a professional vocalist . He is notable for his soulful music which he shared on Instagram however came through with his Classical album ‘’Abantu Tebayambika’’ that featured Hassan Ndugga. Kicki Beatz is a graduate in creative arts from the University of Kampala . His father Keem Fame Rich was a drama teacher. Career He began doing music numerous years back while in the university. He made a great deal of performances before he later settled on the name of Kicki Beatz . Kicki Beatz has been perceived in the business for his music and uniqueness of character. He has various awards, for example, The Future Awards Africa , Ugandan Prize for Comedy and City People Music Award for musical Act of the Year. Kicki Beatz house Kicki Beatz currently lives in Kampala, Uganda. Although the number of houses or properties he owns around and outside of Uganda is unknown at the moment.
Meet Singer Songwriter and Promoter Keem Fame Rich Kajoba Hakim, popularly called Keem Fame Rich , is a Ugandan Singer and Songwriter , and Promoter, he was born on January 16, 1999, in Mulago Kampala district , Central region, Uganda, into the family of Mr Mubiru Hamidu and Mrs Irene Namyenya.


Keem Fame Rich had studies at Light secondary and vocational school bulenga were he later dropped out and joined Makerere business school were he acquired a certificate in Digital marketing and Computer software.


Keem Fame Rich who is known fo let making music collaborations with music stars basically from Uganda he started sharing his music videos on social medias since 2019, but didn’t get enough attention due to his limited fan base then.

He came into the limelight in 2020 after he featured in several music and dance videos with popular musicians , influencers and content creators.
He first dropped his first album Home is Home which featured artist like Zex Bilangi , Ratigan era , Don Bwambale and so many others.
It worked out for him so well and he later dropped another album Lonely world which gained him more popularity across Uganda .

He is more popularly known for working with Pallaso and Juliet Zawedde and several others, not excluding one of Uganda’s famous influencer, Pallaso.

In recent time, Keem Fame Rich have gained wide recognition and prominence on social media driving tons of thousands of traffic to his page, after his music started going viral.

Keem Fame Rich’s Girlfriend

The young lad has kept his love and romantic life so private and out of social media. Therefore, any information regarding his girlfriend is inaccessible at the time of writing this article.

Keem Fe Rich Net Worth
Judging from the influence Keem Fame Rich has gotten so far, his net worth is likely to be within the range of $50,000 – $100,000.
\'Layers of Identity\' is Tara Novak\'s Newest Album Exploring What it Means to Be Human "My producer Robert Smith and I have been friends for many years, working together frequently on other people’s projects. Even still, it was a complete shot in the dark when I asked Robert if he wanted to produce my album – he had recorded and produced so many amazing artists, I had no idea if he would be interested or have time for this," reveals singer/songwriter Tara Novak. "The great news was that he immediately said, 'yes!' The bad news was that I hadn’t actually written anything yet, so I needed to get busy creating songs. We took our time finding the other person to be involved in the production, eventually deciding on Chris Hierro. Chris is a phenomenal keyboard player and programmer and comes from a completely different musical background than me. He was able to bring a lot of pop sensibility to the arrangements and help bring to life all the quirky sound ideas I requested."

Tara Novak delivers with her alt pop album 'Layers of Identity.' It's is a beautiful ode to life’s complexity, opening with a quirky pop song of love renewed and concluding with an uplifting reminder to live each moment to its fullest. This album tells a story that is both personal and universal.

Tara's voice is almost operatic as she carries each note with care and precision. Her orchestration elements in her songs create a sense of majesty and passion for her craft. Her lyrics reveal her purpose behind her album. Music connects us and 'Layers of Identity' is hopes to connect us through hope an love.

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Afrobeats & Fela: An African music genre now a global sound By Gift Adene - November 28, 2022

The French word for “shiver” is “frisson,” but in this instance, we’re not shivering
from the cold; rather, we’re trembling from the stimulation of Afrobeats music.
Traditional Yoruba music, jazz, West African highlife, and funk were combined to
create the musical genre known as afrobeat in the 1960s and 1970s. The Nigerian
musician Fela Kuti, known for his colorful personality, musical prowess, and
involvement in post-colonial African politics, is credited with creating
the original afrobeat genre.

Jazz musicians have been drawn to Afrobeat in large numbers. Collaborations
have given rise to albums like Roy Ayers’ 1981 Polydore label record Africa:
Center of the World, which spans the decades from the 1970s with Roy Ayers
to the 1990s with Randy Weston. Fela’s “Beasts of No Nation” was sampled by
jazz saxophonist Branford Marsalis in 1994 for his Buckshot LeFonque album.

Important modern producers and musicians like Brian Eno and David Byrne,
who acknowledge Fela Kuti as a major influence, say that afrobeat has had
a significant impact on their work. Both worked on Talking Heads’ highly
acclaimed 1980 album Remain in Light, which brought polyrhythmic Afrobeat
influences to Western music. The new generation of DJs and musicians of
the 2000s who have fallen in love with both Kuti’s material and other
rare releases have made compilations and remixes of these recordings,
thus re-introducing the genre to new generations of listeners and
fans of afropop and groove.

A tiny Afrobeat movement emerged in Brooklyn, New York, in the late
1990s and early 2000s, with groups like Antibalas, The Daktaris, and
the Kokolo Afrobeat Orchestra. Since then, other performers have
emerged on the scene, including Zongo Junction. Many additional
artists, including The Budos Band and El Michels Affair, two bands
affiliated with Daptone Records, have credited Afrobeat as an
influence. Both the critically praised 2008 album by TV on the Radio,
Dear Science, and the 2008 album by the British band Foals, Antidotes,
featured the Antibalas horn section as guest performers. Paul Simon
and Vampire Weekend both use some Afrobeat elements in their music.
Antibalas was a Grammy Award nominee for Best Global Music Album
in 2020.

Following in the footsteps of Fela Kuti are Afrobeat musicians from
the 2000s and today, such as his sons Femi Kuti and Seun Kuti, Franck
Biyong & Massak (from Cameroon), Segun Damisa & the Afro-beat Crusaders,
Shaolin Afronauts (from Adelaide, Australia), Newen Afrobeat (from
Santiago, Chile), Eddy Taylor & the Heartphones (from Cologne, Germany
(from Vilnius, Lithuania),Afrodizz and Dele Sosimi and the ex-Africa ’70
members Oghene Kologbo (guitar) with Afrobeat Academy, Nicholas Addo-Nettey
(percussion), who is also known as Pax Nicholas [de], with Ridimtaksi
(both based in Berlin, Germany). Namibian artist EES (Eric Sell)
associates Afrobeat with reggae and kwaito.

The Broadway production Fela! was created by the music company Knitting
Factory Records (KFR) in 2009. The narrative told the tale of Kuti’s life
as well as his “courage and extraordinary musical talent.” The play received
three Tony nominations for Best Costumes, Best Sound, and Best Choreography
out of its 11 total nominations. Produced by well-known people like Shawn
“Jay-Z” Carter and Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith, Fela! spent 15 months on
Broadway. Denzel Washington, Madonna, Sting, Spike Lee (who watched it
eight times), Kofi Annan, and Michelle Obama are just a few of the famous
people who were spotted at the performances. Sandra Izsadore is portrayed
in the movie by former Destiny’s Child vocalist Michelle Williams.

Afrobeats has gotten to a point now where it’s surviving without the
co-signs of major players like Drake, Jay-Z and others.

The influence of the genre has now spread outside of West African artists
with R&B artists like Beyoncé, Chris Brown and Roy Woods plus British pop
singers like Dua Lipa and Anne-Marie incorporating the sounds into
hits of their own.
\ This record is my own odyssey. I walk past the different forms of flamenco, experiencing them from the point of view of a traveler who carries within him the flavors and timbres of both Eastern and Western cultures. The tracks in this record are moments from this walk.

Flamenco dancers and contemporary choreographers have created dances for most of the tracks. Over the course of time, since the conception of the original idea, several elements have been changed and readapted after being tested through interaction with audiences during concerts, eventually resulting in the forms in which they were finally recorded.

Released by NAXOS
Ann Licater is an award-winning recording artist, world flutist, favoring wood, silver, and clay flutes, as well as a producer and composer. She created and facilitates “Flute for the Soul” workshops where she plays Native American and world flutes as tools for personal discovery. Ann merges her intuition and traditional music background to create beautiful original melodies and provide an inspiring artful, sonic journey that is perfect for mindfulness practices, meditation and well-being. Also recommended for yoga, spa, healing arts, creativity, study, sleep, and overall stress reduction. Licater loves to create music that takes listeners on an inner journey.

On her six albums, Following the Call (2007), Doorway to a Dream (2010), Invitation from Within (2013), Beyond the Waves (2016), Quiet Spaces: Flute Meditations for Mindfulness and Relaxation (2018), and Whispers from Earth (2022), as in her healing concerts, Ann’s unique approach merges her intuition, spiritual perspective and traditional music background. Her love of wood and clay flutes led her to study with master flutist R. Carlos Nakai (Navajo-Ute) complementing her years of classical flute training at the MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Licater’s music accolades range from “Top Ten Best New Age Album” by Amazon music editors, to “Best Relaxation Album” by ZMR Music Awards and beyond. Her music is featured on Sirius XM, Soundscapes, a Music Choice cable radio channel, Pandora and Spotify and as in-flight entertainment for Cathay Pacific Airlines, Virgin Airlines and Air Canada under the music category “Well-Being.” Licater has performed at the World Flute Fest at Carnegie Hall, the Awakened World Conference in Rome and Florence, Italy and at “Sound Body, Sound Mind” Specialty Week at Rancho La Puerta in Tecate. Mexico. She holds a B.A. from University of St. Thomas, and an M.L.A. in Creation Spirituality from Naropa University and divides her time between the San Francisco Bay Area and Southern California.

Whispers From Earth is a meditative album with soft, deeply reflective solo and duet compositions, featuring clay, wood and classical flutes, fluttering and glowing, with a pure and living sound, imagine looking up at the sky and specifically reaching out, possibly silently and alone, maybe with a campfire. Perhaps the earliest signals from Earth came about as a form of whispered prayers.

The first track is the title track, "Whispers from Earth" (4:22), which opens with a deep dry celestial electronics, accompanied by a flute. The sound is secure, with a warm feeling, drawing a celestial glow in from the distance. "Echoes from a Glass Pond" (3:26) is a solo instrument, multi tracked. A tremolo call and return reverberating across the restful expanse of the reflective water. The pace is perfectly slow and relaxing. "Peaceful Prayer" (3:21) is for a solo spirit, the light flickers and incandescence sustains, the quiet slowly reaches the spirit. A piano joins the Gaelic bird spirits, "Luminous Morning" (4:25). The track "Red Cedar Calling" (2:42) stands alone signaling, the cedar spirits are signifying. "Star Stream Dreamer" (6:17), brings an accompanied silver flute, warm flowing breath and weaving patterns, with melodic percussion.

Imagine that the water is perfectly still, the music is essentially calling from the water, "Mirror Lake Reflection" (3:05). "Initiation (Awakening)" (2:59), solo multi tracked splendor, a mysterious double tone summoning the community, calling in new spirits. Track 9, "Silver Soliloquy" (3:46) is entirely solo, playing in a huge reflective chamber, the sound is inside and above, very mindful and present. "Forest Moon Rising" (3:02) tonight calling so clearly, solo classical flute. "Redwood Memories" (3:18), where are they now? Calling low and the voice is dry, a solo wood flute multi tracked. The final track is "Following the Call (Horizons)" (4:07), somewhere a signal is going out into the universe, calling us and we hear it, we consider the possibilities of going further, joined by friends.

“Walking in nature experiencing the subtle and bold beauty of rose gardens, bamboo forests, gentle waves and sunlit pathways colored the sound, texture and feeling tone of the collection of tracks I created. Each one expresses something I felt in that quietude and connection. Recalling visits to the Sequoia National Forest and performing in the forests of Lake Tahoe—both in California—were influences, too,” says Licater.

Whispers from Earth—a collection of 12 tracks including “Peaceful Prayer,” “Redwood Memories” and “Mirror Lake Reflection”—showcases Licater’s distinct artistry on an array of world flutes including Native American, Native American-style, folk and silver alto flutes. Licater serves as executive producer, co-producer, composer, publisher, artist and indie label owner, continuing her foray into world flute-based Contemporary Instrumental and New Age music to soothe the soul, helping listeners find inner peace and well-being.

Music writer Jonathan Widran (JWVibe.com) notes, "In many ways, those whispers Ann shares via her Native American style flutes, Native American flutes, folk flute and Mayan-style drone flute sweep through us as the breath of life itself, giving flight to hope and dreams beyond the day to day."

These flute passages for meditation and inspiration were inspired by Licater’s walks in nature—specifically at The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, in San Marino and stretches of the Pacific Coast in Laguna Beach and Malibu—all in California. She thinks of the album as "a 45-minute inner journey" perfect for a walking meditation, a lunchtime listening escape, or anytime one wants to center one's self.

Whispers from Earth debuted on radio with five tracks on the “Deep Flutes” program (airing 11.11.22) on Hearts of Space, a syndicated radio show that is heard by approximately 200,000 listeners per week on 176 National Public Radio (NPR) stations.

Radio focus tracks for the album include “Peaceful Prayer,” performed on Native American-style flute and available as a free downloadable and early access streaming track on select platforms with a pre-sale offering; and “Luminous Morning” featuring Ann on both grand piano and Native American flute.

Reflects Licater, “I revisited the piano and my love for improvising on it. I perform both instruments in this piece, so this combination will be something new for my listeners. I named it 'Luminous Morning' as it feels so joyful to me—reminiscent of fluttering wings in a garden or sunlight bouncing off of ocean waves."

Returning to co-produce with Licater are GRAMMY®-nominated artist, Peter Phippen, and Ivar Lunde, Jr. who also is the recording, mixing and mastering engineer. Musicians joining Licater on Whispers from Earth include Phippen on Shakuhachi (“Whispers from Earth”) and electric bass and Moyo Drum (“Star Stream Dreamer”); Lunde, Jr. on synthesizer (“Whispers from Earth”); and Troy Arnett on synthesizer [“Following the Call (Horizons)]” a nod to Licater’s debut album, Following the Call.

The new album, akin to Licater’s other releases, is an artful, sonic journey designed for mindfulness practices, meditation, well-being, yoga, spa, healing arts, creativity, study, sleep, and stress reduction.

Track Listing:
1. Whispers from Earth
2. Echoes from a Glass Pond
3. Peaceful Prayer
4. Luminous Morning
5. Red Cedar Calling
6. Star Stream Dreamer
7. Mirror Lake Reflection
8. Initiation (Awakening)
9. Silver Soliloquy
10. Forest Moon Rising
11. Redwood Memories
12. Following the Call (Horizons)

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Celia Berk\'s New Album Features Songwriting Gems from The Great American Songbook Celia Berk, the multi-award winning jazz vocalist based in New York City, just released her much anticipated 3rd studio album, 'Now That I Have Everything.' Celia is known for her covers of hidden songwriting gems and has been praised by some of the most prominent champions of The Great American Songbook. She has attracted listeners from around the world and made memorable appearances at Carnegie Hall, Jazz At Lincoln Center, Birdland Theater, The Town Hall, and the National Arts Club.

Her cover of "Love," words and music by Ralph Blane and Hugh Martin, is the 4th song on 'Now That I Have Everything" and stands out due to her captivating performance and take on the song. It was arrangement by Tedd Firth with Sean Gough and Celia of course provides her fabulous vocals. In the journalist and author Will Friedwald's words, "Celia makes us realize, in a way few singers can, that love is, in fact, never ever the same."

Celia is delicate and deliberate when it comes to her music. She has only respect for the great songwriters that she covers. Her voice is simultaneously grounded and airy, emulating a sense of wonder, passion, and utter joy.

"I very much admire the music of Hugh Martin, whose best-known songs include 'The Trolley Song' and 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,'" says Celia. "His 'I’m The First Girl (In The Second Row, In The Third Scene of the Fourth Number)' – introduced by Nancy Walker in the Broadway show 'Look, Ma, I’m Dancin’!' – is included in my latest cabaret show. And, with singer Rich Flanders, I recorded ISN’T IT ROMANTIC/WASN’T IT ROMANTIC, in which Martin and Marshall Barer wrote a beautiful countermelody intended for Jeanette McDonald to perform as a duet with her younger self singing the Rodgers & Hart classic."

She continues, "Lena Horne introduced LOVE in the 1945 movie 'Ziegfeld Follies.' There are many wonderful recordings by many great interpreters of the Great American Songbook. Tedd took the arrangement Sean and I had developed and gave it a drive propelled by Rex Benincasa’s percussion. There’s a kind of whiplash to the lyrics of this list song. So I experience the way Tedd tagged “never the same” at the end as a kind of collective exhaustion after an impossible effort to nail down just what love can be."

Listen to "Love"

Connect with Celia Berk
Website: https://celiaberk.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/CeliaBerkMusic/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/celiaberkmusic/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CeliaBerkMusic
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7yfGXUv669wvFUfFpspUQA?si=Z32pegdWTmqpNe2YWwoioQ
Indie Pop Duo Emily + Shawn Reveal Their New Indie Pop Rock Tune Emily + Shawn are the Brooklyn-based modern indie folk duo who's varied interests and a soulful sense of purpose imbue the pair’s adventurous spin on the folk tradition. Their music is an authentic reflection of their lives. Emily + Shawn’s songs are informed by their ethics, their myriad of experiences and interests, and their day to day interactions, which they characterize sweetly as “healthy clashes.”

Today, Emily + Shawn’s are issuing a series a singles that will eventually be bundled together as an EP produced by David Baron (Lumineers, Meghan Trainor, Shawn Mendes). The latest single "Mama Told Me" is a fun pop rock song with a George Michael kind of sound and spirit. It's a playful, flirty track they wrote about trying to get themselves out of a funk.

"We wrote 'Mama Told Me' at a time when we were at a crossroads professionally and personally, and felt a bit lost on our path. We love how the rhythm section drives that sense of urgency while still keeping the song energetic and soulful," share the duo.

Though nostalgia is a lyrical and emotional component to the emily + shawn aesthetic, the duo are pop-savvy fearless songwriters, blowing the dust off stodgy traditional music through integrating fresh genre approaches. emily + shawn have been playfully described as “new age folk-pop,” and the pair swirl together catchy melodies, thoughtful lyrics, mesmerizing vocal harmony interlace, and unvarnished storytelling. Within this vibrant mix of sounds, emily + shawn recall diverse influences such as Maggie Rogers, Fleetwood Mac, and the Lumineers.

Listen here: https://open.spotify.com/track/3rs1A3VDRAIF6cFBsPo8g2?si=6dd9b280c4e94898

Connect with Emily + Shawn
Website: https://www.emilyandshawnmusic.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emilyplusshawn/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/emilyplusshawn/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyRw2JhtmUi2P0RSnsJf5bQ
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@emilyplusshawn
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/34FaOZVHZFudyhuJ6aCPVf
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/emily-plus-shawn
Welcome to our latest ‘Between The Cracks’. You can read a bit about each album and play
it on the website via the Bandcamp player. As always, please support the artists by
purchasing their music. We hope you enjoy reading and listening!

Franck Biyong – Kunde

Immersing himself in sound all over, the new Frank Biyong album is 360 Reality Audio
meets vintage old-school vibes. His latest album is very different from anything we’ve
heard from Biyong before, and it never quite settles into a consistent rhythm (which
is a good thing). Drawing on King Crimson and Tangerine Dream, this is a Krautrock-inspired
cosmic voyage that binds electronic Afro meditation set against towering synths, a sinister
wall of distortion, hard-hitting rhythms and melodic moods.


Published by CF Smith

Emre Gültekin - Malabika Brahma - Sanjay Khyapa

Emre Gültekin, singer and player of the saz (a long-necked Anatolian lute) unites the sounds of his instrument with the voice and percussion of Malabika Brahma and Sanjay Khyapa originate from India and have become the musical ambassadors of Baul culture. The Bauls, a marginal Indian community from Bengal, are nomadic and are deeply spiritual, seeking the sacred in human beings rather than in heaven.The Bauls share a similar way of life with the Alevites of Turquie, for whom Emre Gültekin, as a modern troubadour, has made himself the spokesman.
In uniting these two cultures and their musical traditions, Baul Meets Saz creates a strangely modern music, at one and the same time powerful and mystical. Since their first encounter this trio has found the unconditional bond of music and friendship which was reflected on their first CD Namaz in 2018.
This October the trio is presenting their second CD Banjara (nomad in Hindi) from Uren Production in tribute to the philosophy shared in two cultures born by nomadic musicians : respect, humility, devotion to humankind and love...

Baul Meets Saz CD release concerts :

22-10-22 : La Louvière, Belgium (BE)
29-10-22 : London Brasserie(BE)
18 - 11- 22 Muziekpublique (BE)
19-11-22 : 32ème Kaléidoscope de la Guitare (BE)
24-11-22 : ZoArt (BE)
29-11-22 : Maison de la Création (BE)
01-12-22 : Salle Ockeghem (FR)
12-12-22 : Festival des musiques sacrées, Mons
15-12-22 : Crix Café (BE)

... More places and dates tbc ...
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AP Tobler\'s New EP \'Devoid\' is Their Best Yet AP Tobler writes existential grunge bops with lyrical influence from their own life and experiences with anxiety and depression and musical influence from the likes of Nirvana, Green Day, and Weezer. While they started their musical journey with the Drums via The School of Rock, they started writing and releasing their own music at the age of 14 with their first single "Luvhate" in July 2019.

Since then, they have released 6 additional singles, as well as a 5 song EP. They even sat in as a drummer with the Sweetwater Allstars at Sweetwater Gearfest in 2018 and 2019. AP is currently focusing on releasing new music and live performance; they've shared the stage with Destroy Boys, Madde, Arial View, and Post Sex Nachos.

AP just released their new EP, 'Devoid,' a 4 song collection of grunge and alternative rock songs. Each song encapsulates topics close to them, revealing parts of themselves with grunge poetry. "False Hearted" speaks on broken promises and fake friends, "Claustrophobia" speaks on their feelings of discomfort within their own skin, "Hostage" speaks to the feelings surrounding the cycle of neglect, and "Devoid" encapsulates grief and anguish. The title track "Devoid" was actually inspired by the anime Attack on Titans. "he plotlines of Attack on Titan are intricate and layered, and it’s one of my favorite shows. I was watching a particularly dark episode and felt inspired to write from the perspective of a scout from the Survey Corps watching their fellow soldiers suffer," shares AP. "I included multiple layers and intricate parts to parallel the inspiration for the song."

Listen here: https://open.spotify.com/album/1U8A2A5dBjeeEdeNXH2fUq?si=HIXtrgOtTOiKidDRxsoNqg

Connect with AP Tobler
Website: https://www.aptobler.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ap.tobler/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aptobler/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ap_tobler
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@aptobler
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/aptobler
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6CpwR54QlxHjMMzghyIB6O
Ariel Arbisser\'s \ “With love comes inevitable pain-- miscommunication, betrayal, heartache, loss... Allowing yourself to be vulnerable enough to experience love, however briefly, is brave. And it's worth it in the end," says pop singer/songwriter Ariel Arbisser.

Whether on stage, in the studio, or working with students, Ariel Arbisser leads with love and empathy. Her performances simultaneously make audiences and listeners feel seen, heard, and offer a glimpse into how she experiences the highs and lows of the world. Through her lens as a white, Jewish, queer woman, she is transparent when learning out loud and participates in ongoing conversations about mental health, body neutrality, sex positivity, social and racial justice, LGBTQ rights, and more.

Her most recently released electro pop single "Rabbit Hole" is an inner urge for recklessness but being unable to take the leap into it by yourself and waiting for someone to push you in. It's a follow up song to her previous pop hit "Bloodshed," a song that encourages the acceptance of our inner dark side. "The 'dark side' is still enticing, maybe even more comfortable than it was before. The full song sonically is a true, addictive journey downward," reveals Ariel.

Listen here: https://open.spotify.com/track/67lpmT682OvxC4vUMGsYX2?si=55e7e10601b742a8

Connect with Ariel Arbisser
Website: http://www.arielarbisser.com
Instagram: https://instagram.com/ArielArbisser
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ArielArbisser
TikTok: https://tiktok.com/@ArielArbisser
Facebook: https://facebook.com/ArielArbisser
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5iuD9ZShZ7turKu93Ghw6G?si=weOz9EgtTGGcG8U9l4T7Rg
Rock Fusion Band Siren Release Their New Album \'Beyond the Rainbow\' Siren is the hard rock, blues, jazz, and metal fusion band that initially formed in the 80's and have gone through many iterations over time. After a long hiatus since the band's front man Rob Phillips left the group after their first album release, reformed the group in 2005, releasing new music in 2007 and 2009, they make a triumphant return in 2022 with the release of their new album 'Beyond the Rainbow.'

The band consists of Rob Phillips on lead vocals, Mike Cupino on drums and sound engineering, Chris Bonelli on Bass, Chip Gardner on keyboard/organ, and Todd Grubbs on lead guitar.

'Beyond the Rainbow' is 9 songs that explore the band's limitations and pushes their musical capabilities. The songs on this album are all story based about women and Rob's own experiences, like their previously released single "High Wire," a metaphor for their experience with the music industry.

The overall sound is very much like the Foo Fighters meets Led Zeppelin, though each song brings their own blend of genres. "Lawless Life" embodies an outlaw country and hard rock sound, like Ozzy Osbourne meets Bob Dylan. "Crazy Legs" has an 80's electro-feel to it. "Red Wings" has a hard rock vibe, like an ACDC meets The Rolling Stones. Those are just a few fun examples from the fusion album.

Listen here:

Connect with Siren
Website: http://www.Sirenband.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sirenbandrocks/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SirenBandRocks
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SirenBandRocks
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC87gX0GOxn8Ojb0ncQAP6Rg
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/67MytrtmhbrvoBedgT4Wu2?si=Jt6hz3CiTNmAY0J3tVcjfA
EP Casco Duro coming out on November 1st! We are pleased to announce our new release, Casco Duro, coming out on November 1st.

Casco Duro is a unique blend of Jazz, Latin, and Portuguese traditional music played with an unusual combination of instruments (accordion, cavaquinho, and drums).

You will find our new video "O Galo" on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8LnlDRcN2c.

Stay tuned!
Mula Ruça
Poetry, and perhaps music too, never needs to explain itself. Can it explain itself? Why should it explain itself!? It just is. Music has many historic traditions, but the art of listening can begin in the world where you are right now. New sounds are being invented, and clocks are ticking, and I merely opine, as one does from time to time. Here are nine tracks, the spirit here is restless and explores or amplifies (distorts?) a wide and changing range of strange clues. The story is layered and complex too. What I find are strange sounds to listen to and that is what I like most. You might say that “odd things to listen to” describes a whole musical genre, but this project is different, it is the strange one in a population of many random contrarians and individualists. The pursuit of music is often playful and imaginative, daring and expositional. This is time spent listening carefully because it is interesting and I want to hear it all, or I might miss something.

What the heck is this sound? (I want more) It is not for exercising to, but it does work as a complex background, in an abstract way. Time is flowing differently sometimes. It is maybe something like experimental jazz or rock or playtime or dance or some time to just quietly sit and listen. There is plenty to listen to. Electronics with harps and flutes and bells and all manner of percussion. Cool sounds. Something to try to focus on as you wait for the daylight.

On the other hand, it does also work as a slow acting soporific, and as a satisfying form of sonic wallpaper. What I hear is a celebration of the individual and a creed of nonconformism, exercising every freedom of choice, giving limitless value to individual dignity, personal love, and creative effort. Perhaps this music is about examining the individual’s knowledge and perception of reality, as well as the individual’s relationship to society, the universe, and God, I am crazy about this, so I am unreliable and hopelessly prejudiced on this matter.What I love are elemental collages exercising granular control of the content, that gets me every time. I want to wonder, is this some kind of a science-fiction thing? Is there a philosophical connection between surrealism in art and existentialism? What would that sound like?

Desensitized is the collaborative project of Deborah Martin and Dean De Benedictis.

Whether collaborating with other artists or working on her own projects, Deborah Martin has been inspiring listeners with her graceful musical journeys on the Spotted Peccary label since 1994. Often powerfully deep, and occasionally playful and carefree, Deborah’s music is always rich and simply beautiful, offering crystal clear visions and magically compelling voyages through an inner realm of ethereal visions, ancestral legends, and timeless places.

Recording under his own name, as well as the alias “Surface 10”, Southern California based composer and electronic musician Dean De Benedictis has been exploring all corners of the ambient music genre since 1996. Dean’s interest in a variety of styles and cultures enriches the quality of his musical expression as he searches for common threads within the fabric of differing genres, drawing from them a natural sense of emotion, expanse and mystery.

Together as Desensitized, the two artists share a common vision to partake in the sublime retreat of sonic beauty, transitioning between elements of the natural world and auspices of modern technology.

Inspired by the mysteries of the afterlife, Chaos In Premonition takes listeners back to the fantastical realms that was recorded live in the studio together, forming nine original pieces from edited improvisations with acoustic instrumentation such as clay ocarinas, flutes and Tibetan bowls and a variety of digital and analog synthesizers. The album is available worldwide today in CD and digital formats: 24-Bit Audiophile, CD Quality Lossless, MP3 downloads, or streaming on the platform of your choice: https://orcd.co/desensitized-cip

“The title ‘Chaos In Premonition’ was cast upon the realization of uniting our intuitive natures during the collaborative process; evolving out of the 'chaos' of thoughts transforming our collective ideas into their compositional form," Martin says, going on to describe the joy of collaboration as discovery; as each artist brings their own unique identity, how their compositional styles will blend is a mystery until uncovered. She continues: “That is what I find most exciting, the endless potential and possibility.”

The title track “Chaos In Premonition” begins in quiet vastness and rises to a bewildering crescendo, then fades to an ethereal chorus. Percussive chimes like raindrops in a cavern rise slowly from shadowy depths, evoking the cosmic. From there, the piece builds a sonic mosaic of skittering breakbeats, glitched fragments and glimmering arpeggiations: the birth of a world from quietude. On “Abundant Time” counter-rhythmic clock samples and heartbeats ebb and flow around sinuous drones and gently plucked strings. The two artists employ a rich amalgamation of acoustic and electronic elements throughout the work. With “Immortals And Their Graves,” De Benedictis’ Mayahachi flute moves from calm lulls to sweeping trills to rhythmic stutterings and back again, capturing in its amorphousness the peaks and valleys of a life. Even vocal elements appear in the finale “Sleep Of Innocence” which finds Martin and De Benedictis harmonizing over celestial chimes, an otherworldly lullaby.

On Chaos In Premonition, the accomplished duo weave the ancient and futuristic into an otherworldly tapestry all their own. From asynchronous perspectives comes sonic synchronicity. De Benedictis says “the essence and originality of Desensitized lies in how Deborah and I are so different.”

Martin adds "Growth as an artist requires getting out of your comfort zone; to push boundaries to see what the potential outcome could become. Chaos In Premonition was such a project - this collaboration became an adventure to reach beyond past projects, exploring the nature of the sounds and recordings, taking the leap to create a new theme as an expansion from the Hemispherica Portalis (Portal of 1000 Years) release, a pathway leading from there with a much deeper and introspective journey."

Chaos in Premonition is an album that invites contradictions and makes peace with them, thanks to the masterful approach of its creators.

Spotted Peccary Music will live stream the album throughout the day on SPMLive: https://linktr.ee/ambientelectronic.tv

1 Ionic Realms [Victronomy Plubonius] 4:52
2 Abundant Time [Stemiostratamos] 4:46
3 Chaos In Premonition [Firestimo Mutato] 8:54
4 Deep Chasm [Subliminostrum] 10:40
5 Mutations Of The Highest Order [MOTHO] 8:47
6 Logic Of Expression [Praetoreum] 5:39
7 Immortals And Their Graves [Sacriligonus] 7:38
8 Crevices In Dark Places [Anexplicora] 7:12
9 Sleep Of Innocence [Embulata] 4:52

Website: https://spottedpeccary.com/shop/chaos-in-premonition/
Bandcamp: https://desensitized-spm.bandcamp.com/album/chaos-in-premonition
Smartlink: https://orcd.co/desensitized-cip
  Franck Biyong - Kunde - guitarist’s new “Afro Electronic Body Music Odyssey” “Franck Biyong’s new body of work is a fascinating foray
into industrial ambiance mixed and imagined exclusively
in 360 Reality Audio, a new immersive music experience
driven by spatial sound technology.

KUNDE does not get lost in the EBM barrel but sounds
contemporary, dark, and displaying a detailed kind of
craftsmanship in each shadowy beat thump. It is still
reminiscent of old school, yet it has a new age-sounding
edge in the aggressive instrumental moments and then
the open and calm expressionisms.

This African psychedelic flower of musical innovation’s
beauty resembles some of King Crimson’s improvisation
style with more successful subtle focus, and then follows
dramatic closure movements inspired by Krautrock’s
trademark cosmic voyage-like tones.

KUNDE relies on electronic Afro meditation set against
towering synths, a sinister wall of distortion, hard-hitting
rhythms and melodic moods…A slow soothing space
climax that will send you off into another dimension…”

Vox & Percussion - Djanuno Dabo
Bass & Keyboards - Louis Sommer
Keyboards, Beats & Laptop - Benjamin Lafont
Guitars, Keyboards & Samples - FB
Yutao\'s \ Bedroom indie-pop artist Yutao Huang never felt at ease in China where he was born—he always longed for ideals he felt were embodied by Western culture. When he finally came to the States, he tried to stay true to his tradition, and infused his native Eastern culture with Western culture. Slowly, the pair of seemingly very different ideals melded into a personal outlook for Yutao reflected in his delicately gorgeous, electro-pop.

The California-based artist just released his second single "Overloaded," a dream pop and lo-fi song about the choices we make in our daily lives. He uses the metaphor of a hugging robot to showcase this idea. The robot experiences human emotions, but its system is not built for it. So the robot has two choices: reboot the system, or the system will get overloaded. As the music video shows, he choses the ladder.

Sometimes we all get stuck in the same routine, complaining that nothing will ever change. If you want a different outcome, you might have to break the cycle like a robot, even though it's risky and the journey will be turbulent. But it's the first step for the change.

“What inspires me in this story is you only get to live once,” shares Yutao. “So do you keep doing the same routine over and over like a robot or trying to take a different route even though it has a high chance of failure? This story reflects my current choice, giving up the architecture job and pursuing music full-time.”

Listen here: https://open.spotify.com/track/3zYHKCWJeKjKxgMPsiLlN0?si=c0baf91448c04541

Watch here: https://youtu.be/gEyX9PCCL1o
The Selenites Band @ LeSTROF, Brussels on October 28, 2022 "BEHIND THE MASK"
2nd album of the French group of Ethiojazz THE SELENITES BAND. French musical collective gathered around by the artist and musician Obi Riddim, it plays an original music anchored between the Ethiopian musical traditions, the psychic grooves of Afrojazz and the Kraütrock.
A first album released in 2019 on the labels STEREOPHONK (France) and P-VINE RECORDS (Japan), THE SELENITES BAND are back with a new recording.
After playing the “classics” of Mulatu Astatke or Girma Beyene, the musicians offers us 9 new songs. Original compositions where we find the melodies and rhythms of the Ethiopian music of “Swinging Addis” mixed with their influences, kraütrock, psychedelic music and afrojazz. An atmosphere of trance with Ethiopian kiñits, tracks that invite you to travel and explore. Recorded during the pandemic, between two confinements and successive curfews, in a vital impetus, this album sounds the gross need to create.
The record is released in vinyl edition on the STEREOPHONK label in standard edition and in limited edition with an alternative screen-printed cover.
Stereophonk is a French label, directed by Dj Martin, who releases records out of passion, following his heart: Estonian Funk jazz which explodes everything (Estrada Orchestra),
Funk, do you want some here, played in the biggest events world Breakdance (Funky Bijou) but also thrilling Bollywood-inspired music (Lord Paramour).

Erika Olson\'s \ Erika Olson is the singer/songwriter based in East Sussex who combines vulnerable vocals, contemporary storytelling, and musical influences spanning indie, folk, country, blues, Americana and pop. When pressed to describe her music, Erika likes to call it “folk with a beat.” Lyrically, her life as a mother is her biggest source of inspiration.

On the verge of self-releasing her debut album, 'This is How I Pray,' it has taken Erika several iterations of herself to get here. She’s learned that change is her constant and her power is her ability to start again.

She just released her new indie pop single "Hungry Little Bird," an upbeat and highly melodic song with a deeper and darker meaning. It was written to honor her partner's struggle and triumph over anorexia. "This song has evolved since its inception and now feels like an aching love letter striving to remind anyone feeling alone or adrift that they are loved and that they belong in this world," shares Erika.

The melody is gripping in "Hungry Little Bird," you'll find that your singing the song at all hours. The beat gets you dancing in your seat. Her voice is absolutely stunning, almost like a Diana Krall meets Ingrid Michaelson. It's sure to knock you off your axis and having you put this on repeat.

Listen here: https://open.spotify.com/track/4X6z8wYQbrMyHGVUxoWhmf?si=62186c929dd3418a

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