Daily Archives: April 4, 2012

Artist Sacred Spirit Volume 2 Age Product Type Compact Disc Domestic

Label: Emm/Higher Octave ( HIGO ). Product Type: Compact Disc. Catalog : 50383. On Sale: Yes, Sale Ends 30 Sep 2011. UPC: 724385038327. Configuration: D: CD. After the success of Sacred Spirit, Higher Octave delivers more of the same with Sacred Spirit, Vol. 2: More Chants and Dances of the Native Americans. As with the first volume, this collection presents spare, hypnotic Native American chants augmented with electronic beats, keyboards, and other modern instruments. The mix of these elements is particularly potent on “Looking Far North,” which contrasts a rolling melody with female vocals and a sparser, more rhythmic part chanted by a male vocalist, and on “May You Walk in Sunshine,” a mix of flutes, strings, and sung and chanted vocals. While Sacred Spirit, Vol. 2 doesn’t offer the purest incarnation of Native American music, it is a pleasant and occasionally unique update on these ancient sounds. Heather Phares, All Music Guide.

Songs For Sunday By Durante,jimmy (cd)

*Artist: DURANTE,JIMMY *Genre: Vocals *Release Date: 29-JUL-2008

Piano Stylings Of Nat King Cole By Cole,nat King (cd)

*Artist: COLE,NAT KING *Genre: Vocals *Release Date: 15-JUN-1993

Shure Slx Wireless Handheld Microphone System Slx24beta87-j3

This Shure SLX Wireless Microphone System includes a Shure SLX4 Diversity Receiver and a Shure SLX2/Beta87A Wireless Handheld Transmitter Microphone that offers exceptional clarity to live vocals!

Sound of Africa!

Boosting the bass guitar, blending the vocals, overdubbing percussion while fretting over shoot-outs in the street. Grumbling about a producer, teasing a white engineer, challenging an artist to feel his African beat. Sound of Africa! is a riveting account of the production of a mbaqanga album in a state-of-the-art recording studio in Johannesburg. Made popular internationally by Mahlathini and the Mahotella Queens, mbaqanga’s distinctive style features a bass solo voice and soaring harmonies of a female frontline over electric guitar, bass, keyboard, and drumset. Louise Meintjes chronicles the recording and mixing of an album by Izintombi Zesimanje, historically the rival group of the Mahotella Queens. Set in the early 1990s during South Africa’s tumultuous transition from apartheid to democratic rule, Sound of Africa! offers a rare portrait of the music recording process. It tracks the nuanced interplay among South African state controls, the music industry’s transnational drive, and the mbaqanga artists’ struggles for political, professional, and personal voice. Focusing on the ways artists, producers, and sound engineers collaborate in the studio control room, Meintjes reveals not only how particular mbaqanga sounds are shaped technically, but also how egos and artistic sensibilities and race and ethnicity influence the mix. She analyzes how the turbulent identity politics surrounding Zulu ethnic nationalism impacted mbaqanga artists’ decisions in and out of the studio. Conversely, she explores how the global consumption of Afropop and African images fed back into mbaqanga during the recording process. Meintjes is especially attentive to the ways the emotive qualities of timbre (sound quality or tone color) forge complex connections between aesthetic practices and political ideology. Vivid photos by the internationally renowned photographer TJ Lemon further dramatize Meintjes’ ethnography.

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