By Dee Dee McNeil, Musicalmemoirs’s Blog

This album premise began while Santi Debriano was a graduate student at Wesleyan University. He was reading the Robert Farris Thompson book, “Flash of the Spirit” and that book provoked a question in his mind.  To what extent have African traditions and customs been retained by contemporary Black culture throughout the Americas?  Consequently, the music interpreted on this album, mostly composed by Debriano, is meant to answer that question. Read more here.

 

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