Music with No Name – Global Africa, vol 4 (Genres are so yesterday)
Message from Monde:
When I heard that Kwelagobe Sekele and myself have been given an
opportunity to embark on this project, I was very excited and optimistic that
we would do justice in remixing the art of musicians we look up to so greatly,
so we immediately accepted to the honor.
We decided to call it Global Africa because we have been on three European
tours before we began the project and were exposed to a lot of music from all
over the world. This opened our hearts, minds and ears to a lot of possibilities
of approaching this jewel, not only musically but emotionally too.
Being the producer of this project, I researched other methods of composition
techniques that would broaden the feeling of the album and take the listener on
a futuristic musical journey.
Each piece spoke to me in its own mystical way and I responded in the most
honest and nurturing manner possible to me at this time. Making this project
a certain genre would have been limiting and would not have opened my heart
to listen to what the universe had to contribute.
I took every melody, vocal, guitar lick etc. and listened to them individually.
They all had a story to tell but the universe was offering different harmonies,
rhythms, textures and emotions to compliment the music and for me to choose
from so I accepted. I was like a little kid in a free candy store tasting everything
and finally choosing what my taste buds found fascinating.
The powerful, mystical voice of Busi Mhlongo, the hypnotic Madosini, the
rhythmic trance of Mabi Thobejane and Thabang Tabane's drums and vocals,
the deeply rooted and honest guitars of Madala Kunene and the amazing
brass arrangements of Square Window, fused perfectly with my approach to
these emotions. Dance Hall, Galactic, Drum & Bass, Deep House, Trance etc.
fused with hypnotic chords, funky drum grooves, soothing melodies and
energy filled basslines was the recipe I chose to fulfill creating great music for
the listener and preserving the passion that these artists deliver.
The musicians involved namely Kwelagobe Sekele (Lyricist and co-producer),
Frank Magongwa (Bassist) and Bafana Nhlapo (Vocalist) were not chosen by
me but by the music itself and they blessed it unselfishly. Thank you guys.
Time stood still and Music With No Name Volume 4 Global Africa : Genres
are so yesterday, was born and we love her. Thank you for the opportunity.
Live without fear!
Monde Mkhizwana aka Monde.
Producer, composer and drummer
All music mixed and remixed at Wirelessheadz Productions, Pimville, Soweto, South Africa
by Monde Mkhizwana. email : [email protected]
Co-produced, realized and coordinated by Kwelagobe Sekele (PO Box).
email : [email protected]
Mastered in London by Chris Lewis. [email protected]
Executive Producer : Robert Trunz
Photo of Kwelagobe Sekele by Luc Velu Vekeman. email : [email protected]
Design : Jon Kemp @ JKDesign London. email : [email protected]
- Artist:Madala Kunene and Monde Mkhizwana
Track Name:Isiqomqomane - Petros Sekele and Binginkosi William Nhlapo
Executive Producer:Robert Trunz