John Hughes | Kora Sutra

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Kora Sutra

by John Hughes

Joyful and mystical - Meditative and funky - Soothingly explosive world music. The perfect accompaniment for dancing, relaxing or just being happy to be alive!
Genre: World: African
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Yemaya
5:34 $1.29
2. Kora Sutra (feat. Andrea Konstankiewiczova)
4:02 $1.29
3. I Like Your Bones
7:22 $1.29
4. Kan-Kan Omassé
5:50 $1.29
5. Bala Hop
4:51 $1.29
6. Solar Wind (feat. Erik Lawrence)
8:56 $1.29
7. Slow 10 (Listen) [feat. Todd Roach & Natalie Blake]
6:44 $1.29
8. River Goddess (feat. John de Kadt)
5:42 $1.29
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


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John Hughes is a internationally recognized multi instrumentalist, singer, dancer, instrument builder, and sculptor. He has studied the music song and dance of West Africa for 22 years, training with master drummers, kora players and dancers from Guinea and Mali.

Unsolicited customer reviews of "Kora Sutra":

“John, listening to your music makes me feel the way I want to feel all the time. It makes me feel the way I want to live my life!”

"John, Just a note to say thank you for the cd. It has become our favorite early morning music, accompanying breakfast, dancing and housecleaning. [Our daughter] loves to push aside the furniture and move, and she has discovered a whole new series of bodily expressions within your music! It is truly a moving composition. The three of us have been touched."

“ I start my day listening to this marvelous recording. What an excellent offering you have given all of us. Thank you so much for making this recording and giving me a gentle energizing with your music. “

“There could be nothing finer than having the beautifully fine-tuned voice and rhythms of John Hughes singing to me in the background. YEA! Thanks SO MUCH!”

“ I just love it! I listen to it every day, as it is my favorite CD to play when give do massages. Thanks!!!”

“Your CD has brought me so much joy - and peace and beauty! you are a wonder!!”

“Thank you! Your CD is very beautiful. I play it in my yoga classes and everybody smiles! I look forward to introducing your music to many people.”

“The trance and melody of the kora are tantalizing and joyous... sensual even! And your story (with fantastic kora in the background i might add:-)... I can truly see this woman's stride and the sway of her hips. The Balaphone track gets me dancing every time it comes on! A marvelous album... thoroughly pleased with my purchase! Thanks for the tunes John.”

“ I plan to play it for the students I'm working with in a creative movement class and have a feeling they're going to like it a lot, too.”

“I listen to it all the time - soothing, like your sculptures. Absolutely lovely and awe inspiring!”

“I love your cd!!!! It's fabulous. juicy, fun, and scrumptious!!”

“Hey John,
Just wanted to say I'm enjoying the CD, and you have a such a nice voice, too! The production is lush -you can hear all the instruments very clearly and the tone of each is warm and beautiful. Congratulations on creating truly good piece of music.”

“While listening, I close my eyes and find myself back at Kripalu watching you play the Kora and all the worries in the world simply wash away. Your music and voice soothe me. Thank you so much for sharing your creative talents.”

“When I was coming home from Burning Man I was still pretty "high" from the whole experience. While I was on the airplane I was actually feeling a bit too high at times. A lot of energy flowing through my system making it challenging to navigate the whole transcontinental travel thing. Anyway, to help settle me, I turned on my MP3 player and scanned my collection. Somehow your Kora Sutra seemed the best choice. As the plane took off, I sat there being soothed by rhythmic bliss. The music had a wonderful effect in helping me kind of pull it all together and relax. It was the first time I listened to all the words in River Goddess - Amazing! I just wanted to say thanks again for your CD, I really like it!!!”

“I got your CD and we listen to it often.Did you ever know that it is a great music to relax a small baby? It works very well... You made a very sensitive work.”

“John-I have listened to your CD extensively... Me and track two have this thing going on... It just seems to bring this incredible smile to my face whenever I listen to it... Makes
me want to smile, dance, rock my body, laugh and play right along with it... This is an incredible CD - You are such a talent - Your voice is beautiful and the combination of
sounds is really just incredible..”.

“Having danced to [your] music many times, I knew [you] were good, but hearing the CD made my jaw drop. I can't stop playing it, it is literally some of the most beautiful music I've heard in years. Transcendent vocals, percussion, Kora, and compositions. Check it out!!”



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Mark Zemelman

Inspiring, deeply felt music to nurture the heart and open the senses
John's Kora melodies are joyful rivers of sound that flow into the ears and directly toward the heart. Relaxing, gentle, playful, and clear this CD is one you'll want to play while you cook, dance, work, play, love...