A dispersion of a people from their original homeland.
[Greek diaspor, dispersion, from diaspeirein, to spread about:
dia-, apart; see dia- + speirein, to sow, scatter;
see sper- in Indo-European Roots.]
ARE ALL DIASPORA.
PULSE" tells a musical tale of people scattered from their homelands.
With cello, flutes (bamboo, ceramic, penny whistles, concert and alto
flutes), percussion, keyboards, vocals and spoken word...there is a
weaving together of the worlds of Haiti, Cuba, Brazil and the French
West Indies... within the vast loom of Jazz grooves.
Anne H. Pollack, the creator of this music (artist/composer/arranger/producer)
... in her second CD ... sought to bring a dialogue between music and
life by honoring the stories and journeys of those people who create
the sounds closest to her heart.
Touched by elements of Brazilian Samba, Haitian Vodou, Afro-Cuban Santeria
Chants and Incantations of Guadeloupe, she has expressed the soul of
those who suffered displacement...and made themselves whole again with
music. And, in telling these tales, she tells her own story while she
touches on the essence of nearly all human experience and ancestry.
Music is the strongest force of the diaspora. It carries the identity
of people in its pulse, and in its melody. In its harmony it cross-polinates
the life of its origin to its transplanted home... creating a new art
form as it breathes a new air.
In the musical poetry of "Diaspora Pulse," Anne H. Pollack
has let the songs play through her, as she participates in the process
of this ever-emerging musical expression. An instrumentalist and songwriter
with vast experience, her concept has been more deeply enhanced by her
talent as a producer.
Lose yourself in these rich tracks. You might just, in the process,
find yourself there.
a Free MP3 of a song from
Diaspora Pulse "Caminho di Amor"
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