domenica 23 novembre 2014

Musica anti Aids

Attratto da una musichetta alla radio, mentre ero in auto... 
Mi è sembrata, inizialmente, quasi uno dei vecchissimi immortali Calypso di Harry Belafonte... 
E' piacevole, orecchiabile, intrigante... 
Una voce sensuale di donna, che - ammetto - non conoscevo... 
Il titolo è:  Men Just Want To Have Fun
Ho voluto saperne di più.
Ed ecco qui.

There's no hiding place at a Sarah Jane Morris gig – either from her opulent, multi-octave voice and raw emotional clout that recalls Nina Simone and Janis Joplin, or from her lyrics that explore love and pain, sex crimes, war crimes, Catholicism and contraception – and a whole uncompromising bunch more....
....the whole show suggested that though Sarah Jane Morris has enjoyed some inspiring partnerships over the years, this latest incarnation with Forcione is already sounding like one of her best.

Guardian 09/2013

Bloody Rain is now on sale and was launched with an incredible line up of musicians and special guests at the Union Chapel on Thursday 18th September 2014. 23 musicians on stage at one point! Great review in the Arts Desk by Peter Quinn. On 19th September, The Convent Club gig was filmed and streamed worldwide. Check out the News section to see one of the songs from that performance and to see how you can still download the concert.

Dedicated to the people of Africa, and the music of that continent that has inspired so many artists for so long, Bloody Rain brings together a stunningly diverse group of performers. 

 Among a raft of guests on the album are the Zimbabwe-born singer Eska, Senegal’s Seckou Keita on kora, UK-Caribbean saxophonist Courtney Pine,Keziah Jones,  The Soweto Gospel choir and Adam Glasser from South Africa, the Nigerian singer Keziah Jones, American/ Israeli trumpeter Avishai Cohen, the UK - Caribbean saxophonistCourtney Pine and the famous James Brown arranger and co-writer Pee Wee Ellis. My Bloody Rain band are Tony Remy(with whom I have written most of the songs), the wonderful Dominic Miller,Henry ThomasMartyn BarkerTim Cansfield and Adriano Adewale.

The Bloody Rain choir are my dear friend Ian Shaw, my son Otis Coulter, Janine Johnson, Lilybud Dearsley, GianLuca Di Martini, Roberto Angrisani and myself. Last but not least the strings were arranged by Enrico Melozzi in Rome.


Recorded in the UK, Johannesburg, Paris and Tel Aviv, Sarah Jane Morris’s latest album, Bloody Rain, is undoubtedly a labour of love. Hearing it performed live last night in the Union Chapel, in front of an adoring audience, confirmed that it is also her masterpiece.

Morris couched the – at times painful – subject matter in the most mellifluous, seductive melodies imaginable.

Peter Quinn, The Arts Desk