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DEXTER STORY : Bahir : SOUNDWAY (UK) / SNDW 128LP, Vinyl

DEXTER STORY : Bahir : SOUNDWAY (UK) / SNDW 128LP, Vinyl

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DEXTER STORY: Bahir LP
SOUNDWAY (UK) / SNDW 128LP
barcode: 5060571360342
release date: 3/15/2019

DESCRIPTION


Dexter Story is an artistic spirit in the truest sense of the phrase. From his work as a multi-instrumentalist for acts like the Sa-Ra Creative Partners, to his management role withSnoop Dogg and his turn producing Daymé Arocena's 2017 album Cubafonia, Story understands the business from every conceivable angle. Initially inspired by the music and cultures pervasive throughout the Horn of Africa, Story translated his experiences there into his previous album Wondem (SNDW 076CD/LP, 2015), followed closely by the single "Wejene Aola" featuring jazz luminary Kamasi Washington (SNDW 7022EP), both on Soundway Records. If Wondem was a brief glance into Story's new creative vision, Bahir is a pinpoint refinement of that purpose, the fine-tuning and expanding of the world he created on his Soundway debut. On Bahir, Story steps in front of those influences and melds his world into the one he fell in love with so strongly while in Africa. One way in which he's done so is by incorporating musicians from both sides of this coin. LA luminaries are featured throughout, as are African contemporaries he encountered throughout his travels. Sudan Archives gives a show-stealing vocal performance on "Gold", while the Ethiopian producerEndeguena Mulu adds impenetrable and psychedelic texture to the album's title track. So Bahir finds the polymath musician not stuck between two worlds, but as a member of both. We get Ethiopian jazz tonalities, Tuareg grooves, ekista dance rhythms, Afro-funk, Somalian soul, and forays into more contemporary jazz rhythms, too. Angelenos like Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and Josef Leimberg give the record its backbone, while African artists like the Ethiopian singer Hamelmal Abate give Bahir its glimmer and shine. Also features Kibrom Birhane, Jimetta Rose, Haile Supreme, and Marie Daulne. For fans of: Sudan Archives, Kamasi Washington, Laraaji, Carlos Niño, Mark de Clive-Lowe, Zap Mama, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Josef Leimberg.

TRACKLISTING

 

Disc 1

A

01.

Techawit

1:14

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02.

Bila (feat. Kibrom Birhane)

1:06

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03.

Gold (feat. Sudan Archives)

1:32

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04.

Electric Gurage

1:12

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05.

Mamdooh

1:06

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06.

Buna Be Chow (feat. Jimetta Rose)

1:12

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B

07.

Ras (feat. Haile Supreme)

1:06

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08.

Jijiga Jijiya (feat. Marie Daulne)

1:08

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09.

Desta's Groove

1:08

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10.

Shuruba Song (feat. Hamelmal Abate)

1:50

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11.

Bahir (feat. Endeguena Mulu)

1:12

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12.

Abebaye (feat. Marie Daulne)

1:16

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HIGHLIGHTS


- Dexter Story returns with Sudan Archives and guests on Bahir, a shimmering, innovative masterpiece of African and jazz inspiration.
- Following previous album Wondem (SNDW 076CD/LP, 2015), followed closely by the single "Wejene Aola" featuring jazz luminary Kamasi Washington (SNDW 7022EP), Bahir sees Story meld his world into the one he fell in love with so strongly while in Africa.
- Ethiopian jazz tonalities, Tuareg grooves, ekista dance rhythms, Afro-funk, Somalian soul, and forays into more contemporary jazz rhythms.
- Story has been a multi-instrumentalist for acts like the Sa-Ra Creative Partners, took on a management role with Snoop Dogg, and producedDaymé Arocena's 2017 album Cubafonia.
- For fans of: Sudan Archives, Kamasi Washington, Laraaji, Carlos Niño, Mark de Clive-Lowe, Zap Mama, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Josef Leimberg.