New World Citizen Band

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The New World Citizen Band plays music drawn from the rhythmic and melodic traditions of West Africa, Cuba, Uzbekistan, Ireland and beyond, and is dedicated to communicating the unique power of each culture. The band recently performed on stage with Baaba Maal, and as the backing band for Prudence Mabhena from Zimbabwe, and also does regular fundraising performances for the Whole Planet Foundation. Fusing the Ghanain Gyil (West African Xylophone), folkloric Afro-Cuban and West African drumming, and Middle-Eastern frame drumming with Western music sensibilities, the New World Citizen Band creates an exciting improvisational performance.

Gyil (West African Xylophone), Doyra (Uzbekistani Frame Drum), Percussion - Greg Tanner Harris (SuperCollider, FutureJazzProject, Pete Wernick, Greg Harris Vibe Quintet, Dazzle Recording Artist)
Congas, Djembe, DunDun, Shekere - Ido Ziv
Upright Bass - John Grigsby
Cajon (Cuban Box Drum), Shekere, Percussion - Mark Emmons

Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_CnWRkSKus

The Gyil (pronounced JEE-lee) is the national instrument of the Lobi and Dagara people of Ghana, Burkina Faso and Côte d'Ivoire, West Africa. It is made from fourteen wooden slats that are suspended, on a frame, over calabash gourds. Greg would like to thank his teachers Kakraba Lobi, Aaron Bebe Sukura, S.K. Kakraba and John Pennington.

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released October 9, 2011

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New World Citizen Band

Sounds find their solitude and comfort within the family, find a balance between being revolutionary and being in harmony. Thinking of music is a microcosm; it can be a metaphor for harmonious living in the world today. Collaborating to evolve as a community—teaching, hearing, and inspiring each other.
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