Reaching out with good news that I hope will bring some joy and relief in troubled times. Our third album, The Dance She Spoke, is now available on Bandcamp!! The album features original arrangements of traditional music from Mali and The Republic of Guinea plus special guests Thione Diop and Jabrille “Jimmy James” Williams. May you “see the music and hear the dance” as you enjoy The Dance She Spoke!
I am thrilled to share that the new Duende album Drift is now available via the following online music outlets:
This album features seven tracks including five original compositions by yours truly, an original bass feature by Farko Dosumov and our own “Duendefied” rendition of the Chick Corea classic “Spain.”
Chava Mirel is featured on three tracks on the album: “Zephyr,” “Spain” and “Subway.”
But that’s not all! We’ll be celebrating the release of “Drift” (our second album) on Friday, June 29th at Rainier Arts Center in Columbia City, presented by KEXP’s Wo’Pop. For this special All-Ages event we will be joined by Chava Mirel and Special Guest Frank Anderson! Tickets available HERE!
Thanks for your support!
Love from Duende
Drift by Duende Libre (self-released June 15, 2018)
Produced by Alex Chadsey
All Music Composed by Alex Chadsey except:
“Spain” by Chick Corea and “Subway” by Farko Dosumov
Arranged by Duende Libre
Tracks 3,4,6, and 7 recorded on November 15, 2017 by Robb Davidson at Avast! in Seattle, WA
Tracks 1,2,4 and 5 recorded on December 17, 2017 by David Lange at David Lange Studios in Edgewood, WA
Mixed by David and Benjamin Lange at David Lange Studios (winter 2018)
Mastered by Ed Brooks at Resonant Mastering in Seattle, WA
Album Artwork & Design by Ari G.
Photo by Olli Tumelius
Thrilled to be featured on the latest episode of the Paradigms Podcast with founder and host Baruch Zeichner. I really enjoyed my conversation with Baruch, which ranged from my life in music to the new duende album (available May 5!) to the power of storytelling to address the modern-day challenges that threaten our survival as a species and more.
The podcast will be aired in 4 states this week (see full schedule below) !!
Also available on iTunes or the Paradigms website. Thanks for checking it out and please spread the word!!
The show will air the following times and places:
Sunday April 30, 2017:
8 PM local time on WBKM in Burlington VT; 107.1 FM and streaming at WBKM.org
5 PM PST
Monday May 1, 2017
11 AM local time on KWRK-LP in Fairbanks AK; 90.9 FM
Thursday May 11, 2017 at 5 PM PST on KPOV in Bend OR 88.9 FM and streaming at KPOV.org
Sunday May 7, 2017 at 1 PM EST on WGRN-LP in Columbus OH 94.1 FM
Last spring I had the privilege of spending a week at the King County Juvenile Detention Center in Seattle with an amazing group of youth and teaching artists from Seattle & LA. Together we wrote three songs utilizing a collective songwriting process developed by Mayan indigenous communities in Chiapas, Mexico and Chican@ artivistas in East LA. Big ups to the youth & staff at Juvi, Martha Gonzalez, Ph.D., Quetzal Flores, Stephany Hazelrigg, Teresa Bazan, and Scott Macklin (who created this beautiful video). Please check it out and if you like share far & wide …
This project, called Sounds Beyond Barriers, was made possible with support from the Jubilation Foundation and the City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture.