UNIVERSAL MOTHER: Recent discoveries reveal that the mitochondrial DNA in all humans is inherited from one common female ancestor in Africa approximately 200,000 years ago. We have a Universal Mother. Hu Vibrational's visit with the spirit of our Universal Mother illuminates what it means to belong to the one race, the human race, whose mother we all share. The music on this recording is an offering of gratitude to her. It echoes her call to us, her children, to recognize each other as the sisters and brothers we are, and to treat one another as we would wish to be treated —with loving kindness and compassion.
HANDMADE: Every instrument played on this recording was made by hand. Gourds, bamboo, wood, trees, rattan, clay, recycled bicycle spokes, sand, seeds, and skin are creatively combined to make unique musical instruments. If we listen, each instrument will teach us to play itself. When our minds are hearts are open, we move aside to assist the instrument in the telling of its story.
BOONGHEE MUSIC: Boonghee music is dance. The feeling of the dance is how the butterfly desires the flower. A thousand crickets give the rhythm. Birds and wind offer melodies of call and response. The dance is your imagination. Your movements are freedom.
Adam Rudolph, April 2006
released January 13, 2017
Music composed by Adam Rudolph with Brahim Fribgane and Hamid Drake
Arranged by Adam Rudolph
Produced by Carlos Niño
All music published by Migration Music BMI
except In The Field: music published by Migration Music BMI, words published by Alnur Publishing BMI
Tracks 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 9, 12, 13 recorded by Elvin "Nobody" Estela with additional recording by Adam Rudolph
Tracks 4, 6 8, 10, 11, 14 recorded by Adam Rudolph
All music recorded at Clear Lake Recording, Venice, CA. USA
Yusef Lateef field recording by Carlos Niño in San Diego, CA. USA
Mixed and Mastered by Bryan Carlstrom
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