Dance Your Dance
Soon after Nada Brahma's debut release, Ken Anoff and Wayne Grim (the other 2/3's of the original trio) set sail in pursuit of other ventures. Fortunately, I had befriended Made Mantle Hood some years prior to their departure and he helped me to carry on the worldly sounds of Nada Brahma. Made was the leader the Genta Semara gamelan at the time, hence the Indonesian influences on the album. Along with Genta Semara, we were also delighted to work with pianist David Bach, guitarists Fan Fan Joe Louis and Vince Junior, drummer Wes Crawford, bassist Jimmy Charlsen and percussionist Jeremy Hesford (who also recorded the album). A portion of the sales of this album are donated to SERRV International, a nonprofit organization with a mission to eradicate poverty wherever it resides by providing opportunity and support to artisans and farmers worldwide. Check out the music from some of the folks who helped to create Dance Your Dance. Just do a CD Baby Search on the following names: David Bach Wes Crawford Vince Junior Tim Gregory February '10 Instrumentation Aerophones: vocals, Native American wooden flutes, Bolivian pan pipes, cactus didjeridoo, suling Chordophones: acoustic and electric guitar, electric fretless bass, piano (albeit electric), berimbau Idiophones: gamelan, kalimba, steel pan, udu, bottle cap rattle Membranophones: congas, djembe, kendang, drum kit Track Insights 1. Malika - (garland in Hindi) - inspired by an ancient poem from India focusing on focusing the mind. Didjeridoo, piano and flute are featured. 2. Yang Indah - peaceful tune with a peaceful message. 3. Lemon Adé - inspired from the music of King Sunny Ade featuring the steel pan. 4. Akou - the name of and composed for a girl from Togo that Tim sponsored for several years, written in French and Ewe. Kalimba, guitars, didjeridoo and a kid's chorus are featured. 5. Spirit Dance - worldly instrumental jam with didjeridoo, percussion, flutes and berimbau. 6. Bronzed - gamelan meditation. 7. Holy - spiritual lyrics and guitar backed by Balinese gamelan. 8. Daybreak - flute and piano meditation. 9. Morning Sun - tribute to the Native American's respect for the Sun. Flute and piano featured. 10. Koloman - vocal improvisation accompanied by kalimbas and rattles. 11. Early Morning - traditional Balinese gamelan angklung composition.