Podszepty – Eklektik Session PT. 1

W dzisiejszych podszeptach zagajamy muzyków, którzy w przyszły weekend wezmą udział w promowanym przez nas festiwalu Eklektik Session: Boxed. Oto, co odpowiedzieli na nasze pięć pytań:

Dele Sosimi

1 . What is your mission when you create music?

It mostly depends on the moment of creation. When it’s a sudden moment of inspirational creation where I suddenly am hearing sounds in my head and feeling the music very strongly, the mission is to download as much as possible before the flow of transmition stops. When it is planned in advance with a writing partner, partners or alone in a studio enviroment, it’s about creating music that will heal all and speak truthfully to the soul, the feet, the spirit and the mind. In most cases though, as I know and love the powerful positive effects music gives me personally, the mission is to write to be able to share in as many live performances possible rather than just keep it to myself whilst recording alone with my co creator if any and team of musicians .

2. How would you describe your work in three sentences?

Firstly, my works are a matured result of the strong afrobeat foundation I was privileged to aquire and build on from a very early age under the tutelage and influence of the pioneer of the genre Fela Kuti.

Secondly, it’s a great craftmanship if you look at the music on my album ‘Identity’ there is hi-life, in ‘I Don Waka’, James Brown style deep funk with a funky drummer beat in ‘B.B.E.N .Y’, and a free form jazz fusion reference in ‘Ori Oka’, all more emphasised than implied.

Finally, it’s like cracking open a rare vintage bottle of wine. It hits you with a heady aroma and bouquet of golden era afrobeat but yet it’s fresh with zest and vitality. You immediately feel the firm grasp of the afrobeat idiom interpolating with the spirit of sonic and harmonic inquisity promising a truly delightful musical journey experience to joyfully embark on.

3. What kind of emotion are you searching for in music?

Ideally, every positve emotion possible based on prevailing circumstances, the true collective interaction and relationship with my fellow perfomers/creators. Nevertheless love, joy and happiness would do.

4. How the music of the future is going to sound?

A great sounding evolution of the present and past combined across the various genres. In what form is it going to be? Your guess is as good as mine. I do believe however the forms could depend on the creative experiences and inspirations behind the compositions and the genius evolution. Various forms for sure.

5. What is the most important aspect or feeling while playing with other musicians?

True respect.

Ekow Alabi

1 . What is your mission when you create music?

My mission to create music is spiritual. What I see and hear around is what iI write in my music. I write music for the world about love and to make the world dance.

2. How would you describe your work in three sentences?

My music is african, exciting.
My music is to bring the unity world wide.
My music is the heart beat of creativity

3. What kind of emotion are you searching for in music?

Truth, being true to myself and loving what I do without compromise. Originality is the key to longevity in the music industry, so we players should spread it with love and bring joy and fun to the people.

4. How the music of the future is going to sound?

I have great confidence in our ability to make highlife, afrobeat and african jazz music better… I am happy to see some of our younger musicians being creative. God has blessed Africa with aboudance of traditional music… Out of this we can create great music to dominate the world market. They haven’t seen nothing yet. It is the duty of some of us with the knowledge and experience to mentor and guide the young ones to be interested in our traditional music, so they can tap on that knowledge to create great new music… The sky is the limit. God bless.

5. What is the most important aspect or feeling while playing with other musicians?

First and foremost I like to feel them spiritually and have an atmosphere of friendship. Then the rest comes naturally through jamming together. As we all know, music is a great universal language. So let’s join hands and spread it to the people of the world.

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