Friday, March 20, 2020

K Civ "Sounds of Merita" (Togo)

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Worldwide release May 1, 2020

K Civ "Sounds of Merita" (Togo) 
1. Togo Drumming Interlude I 
2. Teamwork 
3. Divine Karma 
4. Togo Drumming Interlude II (Yao) 
5. Goro Goro 
6. Kemeni Drumming I 
7. Importance 
8. Ancestors 
9. Hopeful 
10. Kemeni Drumming II 

K Civ puts together an album of all live recordings featuring sounds, music, and drumming from Togo, Merita (Africa). 

Sounds of Merita: 
Merita is the original name for the continent known today as Africa. It is still currently used by ritual societies around the continent and world. The original Medu (hieroglyphics) word when translated reads Meri - Beloved and Tah - Land; Merita - Our Beloved Land. 

Who made north/north and south/south? Who decided the direction to put the maps? “Research suggests that north-south positions on maps have psychological consequences. In general, north is associated with richer people, more expensive real estate, and higher altitude, while south is associated with poorer people, cheaper prices, and lower altitude (the 'north-south bias'). When participants were presented with south-up oriented maps, this north-south bias disappeared.” - wiki

Songs & Recordings:
1. Togo Drumming Interlude I
2. Teamwork
"If you all are one group (team), then work as a team. You all need to have harmony to move forward. If you have success, you need to bring that back to the team."
3. Divine Karma
First Phrase: If your gift comes from the divine world, it’s difficult for a human to break it.
Second Phrase: If somebody talks shit about you, let them do that. You are still going to progress [in your life].
Third Phrase: If you do good things for people, don’t worry about them paying you back. The divine world will pay you for your good deeds.

4. Togo Drumming Interlude II (Yao)
5. Goro Goro
The dance, they call it goro goro (dance of the horse)
“Someone who is above and knows how to ride, to talk to the horse and make him or her follow the rhythm of the music. Everyone has to be doing the right thing because the horse is a deity.”

6. Kemeni Drumming II
7. Importance 
If you call me to come do something for you, it is because you are important to me and I am important to you. Not just anyone can call me and I will come to help them.
8. Ancestors
First Phrase: Asking [Gafara] to enter; asking permission from ancestors and deities to be with them.
Second Phrase: Asking permission from the water spirits (Nana Amína) to be with them.

9. Hopeful
"You are going somewhere feeling hopeful."
10. Kemeni Drumming II

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

K Civ March Music Mayhem Chart

     K Civ March Music Mayhem Chart
1. Loya "Amba" (Dengue Dengue Dengue Remix)
2. Lauryn Hill "Tal Como A Agua" (Jeremy Sole Edit)
3. Kaleta & Super Yamba Band "Jibiti" (Bosq Remix)
4. Auntie Flo "Sun Ritual"
5. Alma Negra "Manta" & "Sega Dub"
6. D'oké "Guiding Star" (D'oké Mix)
7. Quantic feat. Denitia "Nowhere"
8. Pablo Nouvelle "Ugone Ngala"
9. Jimpster feat. Casamena "One"
10. Ancient Deep "Phunk Me Good" (Original Mix)
11. Made in TLV, Mano Negra "Sueno de Solentiname" (Rampa Version)
12. Tony Allen & Hugh Masekela "Rejoice" (Album)
13. Norah Jones "Sunrise Surprise" (Salah Ananse Mix)
14. Mulatu Astatke & Black Jesus Experience "Kulun Mankwaleshi"
15. Nicola Cruz "Naeku" (Original Mix)
16. Maajo "Musa Paradisa" (Dengue Dengue Dengue Remix)
17. Marcus Henriksson & Kuniyuki Takahashi "Stream" (J.A.K.A.M. Reconstruction)
18. Martin Kohlstedt "Jingol" (Henrik Schwarz Recurrent)
19. E.O.L. feat. Jasper Street Company "Stand On The Word" (Lost Souls of Saturn Colossians 3.16 Mix
20. Vakula & Kuniyuki "Passage To The Moon" (Kuniyuki Version) & "Session North #1" (Kuniyuki Version)
21. Montezumas Rache "Wu Du Wu"
22. Willi Williams "I'm In Love With You" (Jeremy Sole Edit)
23. Jungle By Night "Spending Week" (Ron Trent Remix) & "Loveboat" (Kuniyuki Remix)
24. Myles Manzanza "Big Deal" (Mark de Clive-Lowe Remix) & "Itaru's Phone Booth" (Theo Parrish Remix)
25. Antonio Ocasio "To You I Do Voodoo"
26. Vick Lavender "Shifting Gears" (Vick Lavender's Time Traveler Mix)
27. Sobek feat. Soulholic & 7Options "Gin"
28. The Vision feat. Andreya Triana "Mountains" (Extended Mix)
29. The Bayara Citizens : Alamomo Afrique "Rain Water"
30. D'oké "F.O.L.I."
31. Luciano Perrone "Samba Vocalizado" (Jeremy Sole Edit)
32. Jason Merced "Oya" (Coflo Remix)
33. Sio "Native Language" (Fred Everything Lazy Soul Mix)
34. Kasango feat. Jamie Fallon Smith "One Night" (Acoustic Mix)
35. Kay Sputnik "Sun King" & "Mumakata"
36. Lokkhi Terra feat. Dele Sosimi "Afro Sambroso" (Francesco Chiocci Remix - Rampa Version)
37. Loya "Maddacordion" (Alma Negra Remix)
38. Sugar Bear Johnson "When Your Jones Comes Down" (Ancient Deep Hook Up)
39. Rhythm & Sound "Aerial" (Original Mix)
40. Muddy Waters "Worried Mind" (Jeremy Sole Edit)
41. Abacus "Unknown" (NDATL vinyl)
42. Mr. Raoul K & XtetiQsoul "Trip to Durban" (Night Mix)
43. Sly5thAve feat. Denitia "With You"
44. Los Hermanos Tuiran "Lluvia" (Jeremy Sole Duro Remix)
45. The DangerFeel Newbies "What Am I Here For?" (Kai Alce NDATL Vocal - Danny Krivit Edit)
46. Elton John "Benny and the Jets" (Coflo's Edit for Tsunami)
47. Malik Alston feat. Laronn Dolley "Promise Me Love" (Kai Alce Remix)
48. G Dubs "From Here To Eternity"
49. Isaac Birituro & The Rail Abandon "Highlife"
50. Tony Allen "Afrocosmic Drums" (Jeff Sharel Mix)