Godwin Louis | Global

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by Godwin Louis

Global is made up of compositions that have emerged from research Godwin performed in Africa and Latin America on music exported from Africa to the rest of the world via the transatlantic slave trade.
Genre: Jazz: World Fusion
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Nago - Kongo
6:16 $0.99
2. The Four Essential Prayers of Guinea
4:46 $0.99
3. Thoughts and Prayer
6:34 $0.99
4. Revelations
3:50 $0.99
5. Bondye Ede-N
6:38 $0.99
6. Present
4:45 $0.99
7. Siwel
7:23 $0.99
8. Yamim Tovim
1:37 $0.99
9. Praying for You
1:52 $0.99
10. I Can't Breathe
4:04 $0.99
11. The Story of a Mango Merchant
1:08 $0.99
12. Machann Mango
8:25 $0.99
13. Bisket Tombe
5:37 $0.99
14. Global, Pt. I: The Journey
6:47 $0.99
15. Global, Pt. II: The Traveler
4:17 $0.99
16. Negative Isp
5:35 $0.99
17. O Farol Que Nos Guia
5:27 $0.99
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Album Notes
Berklee graduate, Thelonious Monk Institute Graduate, 1 of 3 three finalists in the Monk Institute World Saxophone Competition. Subsequent time in the trenches as a chameleonic sideman, true-to-his-own voice bandleader, nurturing educator in the United States and abroad.

It is a pleasure to introduce Godwin Louis. He is a seasoned multi-instrumentalist, composer/arranger and staunch progenitor of worldwide humanitarian initiatives. This is more than a recording - what you are holding in your hands is aural documentation of world travels that brings the audience along for the ride as Godwin Louis dives deeply into studies of culture and music. New Orleans serves as a launch pad in this quest leading to travels through remote regions of Africa and Haiti on multiple occasions over seven years.

Contained here are a myriad of musical conversations that capture the essence of these experiences with integrity, scholarship and passion. Throughout all dialogue there is a liberated sense of levity whereby the intricate ensemble passages retain an improvisational-like spontaneity and freshness. Each member of this stellar crew executes with virtuosic precision yet still retain the raw, emotive elements of the brew. Instruments interact here with a conversational lilt that will also resonate with vocally predisposed members of the audience. Each selection is integrally and structurally complete. Taken collectively, the individual components form a cohesive package that is masterfully conceived, scripted and delivered.

The ability of Maestro Godwin Louis to shape this diverse mixture into such a comprehensive oneness comes at a most pertinent time in World History and with such an apropos moniker. This is indeed: Global.

Herbert Wilson



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