Reclaim Your Voice: Stop The Punishment of Asylum Seekers
This album was put together specifically to raise funds for the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre as a way of protesting our treatment of asylum seekers in detention. Donations were received from many musicians both nationally and, in the case of The Bridge Project, from abroad. It has some beautiful, heart-rending on occasions, quirky but always emotionally moving songs performed by those in the musical community who are generous of heart and those who have had enough of our brutalising of those who come to our shores looking for our help. Contact me if you want a copy. Every cent raised from the sales goes to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre. Contributors include those who are well known including Kavisha Mazzella, Shortis and Simpson, Getano Ban, Chris Wheeler, The Bridge Project and others who are not perhaps as well known, but who have performed beautifully crafted songs.
Equus: Dakshin Khun
Equus is a wonderful collaboration centred on the music of Mongolia as represented by Bukhu Ganburghed. The Australian flavouring of the project came from an idea I had when I recorded a solo album for Bukhu. I started to envisage what other instruments and players could contribute to the sound being produced by Bukhu's extraordinary vocal style and his playing of the horse-head fiddle. Enter South Indian percussion played by Tunji Beier, Middle Eastern, Turkish and Balkan lutes played by John Robinson and selection of winds including 3 made for me by Linsey Pollak , zurna, saxillo and little olive (based on Linsey's carrot clarini), octaved clarinet on Long Song, alto sax and various Irish whistles. If you want more info please go to the Equus home page by clicking on the link.
Skorba: Ħaġar Qim: Temples of Devotion
This CD is dedicated to the magnificent Neolithic Temples of Malta. It is a CD that is unique since it consists of what has been described by The Maltese Herald as 'Ancient Music of Malta'. This CD has fabulous compositions about the Temples and the Maltese Archipelago by John Robinson, Bertie McMahon and Andy Busuttil. Gorgeous tapestries of exotic strings, beautiful wind and vocals and striking percussion are woven for your pleasure. Now if you think THAT is waxing lyrical, wait until you hear the music. If you click on Ħaġar Qim or Merħba either one will give you the fully produced version. If you are outside of Australia you can easily purchase by clicking on this link otherwise drop me an email or give me a call and I'll be happy to sell you some of my music.
Pulse of the Pyramids
The Pulse of the Pyramids come in 2 volumes. They are a zils, darabuka
and dance tutor. Each of them contains the following:
• a rhythm with accompanying lead zils or sagat,
• the same rhythm with lead darabuka
• and a tune or song taken from the Drum Arabic CD 'Hanina'
which demonstrates the use of the rhythm with accompanying music.
• There are accompanying notes that explain the rhythms and
some information on technique.
They've proven to be very popular with dancers wishing to teach their
students movements to various Middle Eastern rhythms and playing the
zils or sagat. They sell for $25 AUD each includes post and packaging.
A bit more for international customers.
To hear an audio sample, click here: