Gha'il Rhodes Benjamin | Spiritual Eclipse / Sacred Moments on a String of Words

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Spiritual Eclipse / Sacred Moments on a String of Words

by Gha'il Rhodes Benjamin

Simmering smooth, neo-soulful, down to earth homegrown lyrics marinated in ethnocentric vocals & music tracks that feed your spirit 24/7..
Genre: Spoken Word: Poetry
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1. Spirit Moves
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1:42 album only
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2. Keynote
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1:28 album only
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3. Baseline
Gha'il Rhodes Benjamin
3:05 album only
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4. Prelude
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2:42 album only
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5. Just Call Me Freedome
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2:37 album only
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6. Lifeforce
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1:28 album only
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7. Elemental Funk
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3:59 album only
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8. Homemade Majik
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1:29 album only
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9. Desirre
1:48 album only
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10. Tears Without No Roadmap
3:20 album only
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11. Royalty
3:18 album only
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12. Treazures
0:53 album only
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13. Hourtime
0:58 album only
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14. Kisses
4:03 album only
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15. Brotherman
4:31 album only
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16. Today
1:18 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
CHECK OUT GHA'ILS DEBUT CD!!!!!!!!!

SPIRITUAL ECLIPSE/Sacred Moments on a String of Words

"A CD dedicated to the BEST in you which is saying YES to you in its urgency to EXPRESS your OWN unique style of CREATIVITY. No one can do what YOU came here to DO!....... NOBODY!!
---peace Gha'il

GHA'IL RHODES BENJAMIN/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
SPIKE REBEL(CARNELL NEWBILL)/CO-PRODUCER

GHA'IL RHODES BENJAMIN/LEAD AND BACKGROUND VOCALS
SPIKE REBEL/KEYBOARDS,ACOUSTIC GUITAR,VOCALS
JEFF HAYNES/PERCUSSION
CALVIN JONES/BASS
GREGG PAYNE/KEYBOARDS

MIXED BY JEFF HAYNES /ENGINEERED BY TOM MCCONELL AT CULTURE
SOUND STUDIO,BROOKLY,NY.
SPIRITUAL ECLIPSE IS.....
A SOUL STIRRING COLLAGE OF SPOKEN WORD/POETRY/VOCALS. A NEO-SOUL MUSICAL VIBE SERVED ON A HOT, SIMMERING PLATE OF SATURDAY NIGHT, SUNDAY MORNING AND EVERY SINGLE DAY IN BETWEEN! UNIVERSAL,UPLIFTING AND INSPIRING. THERE IS DEFINITELY SOMETHING HERE FOR YOU. DON'T BE SHY, HELP YOURSELF TO THIS SMORGASBOARD OF SOULFUL, SENSUOS, SOOTHING RHYTHMATIC EMBELLISHMENT. EACH TRACK(16 in all) LACED WITH GHA'ILS POWERFULLY PROVOCATIVE LYRICS CHARGED WITH SURVIVAL, DIGNITY, HUMOR ...AND OF COURSE IT WOULD'NT BE GHA'IL IF IT WASN'T SIZZLIN' WITH A BIT OF "SASS" AND "ATTITUDE"(but only when absolutely necessary, ya know?)

GHA'ILS VOICE, COUPLED WITH HER OWN POETIC STYLE OF DELIVERY ECHO SENTIMENTS OF "KEEPING IT REAL" THROUGH EVERY BREATH, WORD, NOTE, SYLLABLE AND PHRASE. WHETHER SHE'S KISSING YOU WITH "KISSES" OR REMINDING YOU TO KEEP IT ON THE "BASELINE" WITH SOME "HOMEMADE MAJIK" ON AN "ELEMENTAL FUNK" DOWN NOSTRAND AVE.,OR....... SIMPLY .....REMINDING YOU OF YOUR "ROYALTY" OR YOUR "BROTHERMAN(NESS"): ONCE YOU HEAR THIS CD YOU'LL WANT TO HEAR IT AGAIN AND AGAIN. IT WILL FEED YOUR SPIRIT AND LEAVE YOU CRAVING FOR NO-THING! EACH MUSICIAN ON THIS CD
( GREGG PAYNE, JEFF HAYNES, CALVIN JONES AND SPIKE REBEL)HAVE MADE MAJOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO MANY OTHER WORLD RENOWNED ARTISTS,BUT CAME TOGETHER TO LIGHT THE WAY FOR THE SPIRIT OF THIS ECLIPSE TO OCCUR, CAPTURING IT'S ESSENCE OF WARMTH,DEPTH AND SOUL; FRAMING EACH TRACK WITH BRILLIANCE AND MUSICAL GENIUS. UNTIL YOU HERE GHA'ILS VOICE SLAMMING DOWN LYRICS LIKE THERE IS NO TOMORROW, ONLY "TODAY" RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW, BREATHING AND CELEBRATING LIFE, LOVE, FREEDOM, SISTAHOOD AND BROTHERHOOD ;
YOU HAVEN'T HEARD NOTHING!!!

COME HEAR THE VIBE, TASTE THE VIBE, FEEL AND SPREAD THE VIBE

OF "SPIRITUAL ECLIPSE/Sacred Moments on a String of Words"

Liner Notes:
IN THE NAME OF THE GREAT MASTERS OF THE WORD GHA'IL RHODES BENJAMIN IS HERE TO TELL YOU "YOU BETTER MOVE WHEN THE SPIRIT SAY MOVE". MUSIC AND POETRY ARE NOT SEPARATE THINGS:
THEY ARE THE LEFT AND RIGHT VENTRICLE, THEY ARE FINGERS OF THE SAME HAND. GHA'IL RESPECTS THIS AS UNIVERSAL LAW. MATTER
OF FACT,MUSIC AND POETRY AND DANCE AND LAUGHTER AND LOVE ARE ALL ONE. MAYBE THAT'S WHAT KEEPS HER HUMBLE, AND SHE IS INCREDIBLY HUMBLE,GIVEN THE POWER OF HER WORDS, THE STRENGTH OF HER VOICE. MAYBE ITS THE LOVE IN HER MESSAGE, YOU CAN TELL SHE LOVES OUR CHILDREN, SHE LOVES HER SISTERS, AND WHEN YOU LISTEN TO "BROTHERMAN" YOU KNOW SHE HAS MUCH LOVE FOR THE BROTHERS TOO! THIS IS A CD YOU CAN LISTEN TO WHEN YOU WANT TO LISTEN TO A CD, YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO ANYTHING SPECIAL,BUT YOU MAY WANT TO DO SOMETHING SPECIAL. YOU MAY WANT TO LAUGH, YOU MAY WANT TO GRAB YOUR PARTNER AND TELL THEM YOU LOVE-NO-REALLY LOVE THEM. THERE WILL LIKELY BE MOMENTS WHEN YOU WANT TO SHED A TEAR. AND THERE WILL DEFINITELY BE TIMES WHEN YOU FEEL THE SPIRIT. AND CHILD, WHEN THE SPIRIT SAY MOVE-YOU BETTER MOVE.
----BRIAN JACKSON,COMPOSER

BIO
Gha'il Rhodes Benjamin a native Detroiter, currently resides in NYC. She has performed her one-woman-show of poetry/spoken word and facilited writing/theatre workshops for audiences of all ages. Gha'il created her own production company TALKING POEMS AND STORYTELLING PRODUCTIONS as a vehicle to inspire and uplift people from all walks of life. She has performed not only on the stages of theatres and night clubs throughout the country, but also in churches,homeless shelters, schools, colleges/universities, correctional facilities, drug and alcohol rehab centers, boutiques,living rooms,outdoor festivals,senior centers and more.

Gha'il was commissioned to write "Silver Rain" in celebration of the NYC Audelco Awards, 25th anniversary celebration, "SHEROES" for woman in Brooklyn, NY in honor of their outstanding achievements, sponsored by 4W Circle of Art."RE-CREATIONS" for the MANY COLORS OF WOMAN JAZZ FESTIVAL in Hartford,CT.
She is the recipient of the "2002 SPIRIT AWARD", the "TIES THAT BIND AWARD" for outstanding writing contributions in her community, and was a winner in the FAMOUS POETS SOCIETY international competition. Some of her writing contributions include ANASI/FICTION OF THE AFRICAN DIASPORA,
AUTHENTIC HAIR, RHYMES OF GREATNESS, UNIVERAL JAZZ COALITIONS/COBI'S NEWS, AND HER OWN CHAP BOOK TITLED "IN THE MORNING LIGHT".

"SHE'S AUTHENTIC, SHE'S TALENTED, MESMERIZING AND A BREATH OF FRESH AIR. GHA'ILS MAGIC WITH WORDS ARE LIFE TRANSFORMING AND MIND EXPANDING"
----LES BROWN, AUTHOR AND SPEAKER

"THE STAGE BECKONS THIS INNOVATIVE POET"--The Amsterdam News

"GHA'IL RHODES BENJAMIN IS A TRUE ARTIIST. SHE WRITES AND PERFORMS POEMS AND STORIES THAT SPRING FROM THE SOUL OF HER OWN EXPERIENCE, WHICH SHE CONVEYS WITH PASSION, CONVICTION AND A MUSICAL SENSE OF THE LANGUAGE"
--T.J.ENGLISH-AUTHOR,SCREENWRITER

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Cheryl

Sensational
Spiritual, powerful, easy to listen to, extremely talented. I especially love Spirit Moves and I could relate to Just Call Me Freedome-many of the words expressed my hair locking process . The music is great...really sets up the magical words spoken on the CD.
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Tim

Profound and insightful
Ghail's style is smooth and soothing, and her poetry is profound and insightful. This CD was well put together with excellent music and lyrics. I loved every track.
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Gina "Gypsy" Rivery, Age 17

Extremly moving.
I think that this CD takes spoken word to a whole other level. The content is moving and soothing all in one. I was so touched by this lyrical masterpiece that I was just compelled to write a poem of my own about the artist. Everyone should be exposed to this sista's work. They might learn something!
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Barbara

Very good
Spirit moving quality about poetry set to music. Really relaxing and soothing. Shared with other poetry loving relatives and friends
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DJ Salaam


If you have an empty void inside of you than you need to feel it with the songs contained on this cd. Ms Benjamin displays a true delivery of storytelling and passion in her lyrics. I expect to hear great things from her. Spiritual Eclipse/Sacred moments is filled with moments you will never forget.
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