Some great videos to start your week off in the best musical style – we’ve got Terry Riley collaborating with Damon Albarn with his Africa Express project, some beautiful work from members of Grateful Dead to help facilitate change with music and just in case you’d thought we’d got too serious there’s a chap falling over to the vitriolic music of Nirvana.
Enjoy and have a great week!
The video to accompany the latest album from Africa Express – the first African version of Riley’s minimalist classic – recorded in Bamako, Mali in October 2013.
Director Roland Hamilton takes us on a journey through the streets of the Malian capital and into the makeshift studio at local youth club Maison Des Jeunes, offering glimpses of the creative process behind ‘Africa Express Presents… Terry Riley’s In C Mali’ with local and Western musicians plus musical director André de Ridder.
“Ripple” is in support of the Playing For Change Foundation’s music schools and programs for children worldwide and we need your help. Watch the video and then let’s turn that inspiration we all share into something bigger. Join the “Ripple Effect” campaign so we can all leave the world better than we found it, one heart and one song at a time. As Jerry Garcia said, “Let there be songs to fill the air…”
… It’s relatively self-explanatory.