I began compiling the songs for this mixtape at the beginning of 2020, letting the playlist shift and grow over three tumultuous years. This is my “ultimate” mixtape; one that covers the formative decade of my childhood that began a half century ago (concentrating on the early 80s), and focuses on Black legends in the genres of R&B, jazz-funk, disco and boogie during the final period of analog recording.
Category: Black Life
Li’l Shadd: A Story of Ujima
My music was included in a concert reimagining* of the picture book Li’l Shadd: A Story of Ujima, that paired the story with music by composers of African descent. The book was originally commissioned by the Saskatchewan African Canadian Heritage Museum, and the reimagining was created for the Regina Symphony Orchestra as an online education… Continue reading Li’l Shadd: A Story of Ujima
Black History Month Soundstreams Feature
As part of Black History Month 2021, Soundstreams highlighted my work. This included profiles of several of my compositions with newly written introductions by me (Kalimba Canon, Companion and Linea Nigra), which can be found here: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3.