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about

A potent melting pot of cultural and musical ideology, ‘Peace Love and Unity’ sends a worldwide message that cultural differences need not be a source of conflict but of celebration.

Recorded live over 2 Days in the Low Pressure Sound Studios, Byron Bay by one of Brisbane's classiest studio engineers Paulie B & Mixed by one of Brisbane's finest analogue producers Jeff Lovejoy, 'Peace, Love & Unity' Afro Dizzi Act's 2nd full length studio release captures the exciting, energetic & powerful live sound Afro Dizzi Act are known for.

The collaboration with lead singer & world renowned West African Master Kora player & story teller Jali Buba Kuyateh really sets this album apart from other Australian/Cross cultural World Music releases.

PEACE, LOVE & UNITY' # 9 ROOTS 'n' ALL TRIPLE J TOP 10 ROOTS ALBUMS of 2009. (as voted by JJJ Listeners) hosted by Sarah Howells.

ALBUM REVIEW:
SCENE MAGAZINE 25.11.09

"As one of Brisbane/ Nth NSW’s most active and wildly talented funk collectives, Afro Dizzi Act have been forging a path through Afrobeat, dub, and heavy funk for more than a decade, bringing a ton of good vibes to the masses over the years. Since hooking up with Senegalese Kora master and vocalist Jali Buba Kuyateh four years ago, they have headed deeper into the heart of Africa, and this is reflected on their latest release, ‘Peace Love & Unity’. A brilliant live band, Afro have captured their vibe perfectly here - anyone who caught them at Island Vibe can attest to their power. This is true Afrobeat, strongly influenced by masters such as Fela Kuti - layers of simple rhythm cascade and mesh together to form a hypnotic and, overall, complex beast of a sound that can’t fail to get feet tapping and heads nodding. Throughout tracks like ‘Toubabau’ and ‘The Pilgrem Returns’, there is a sunny, heady vibe that just screams authentic, good timesummer music. The rhythm section (OJ Newcombe and Mark Henman) is bedrock, keeping the whole band nailed down with finesse and feeling throughout, while Sol Carrol and Zig Zaggs provide the melody and flourish. Marcello jumps up for a suitably infectious wail on ‘Do You Love’, and the overall impression is that this is a band completely hitting their straps in terms of confidence, knowledge and musicality."

There is a bonus disc available with a pile of dope remixes from the album. Afro Dizzi Act are an essential part of the musical landscape up here - this release says they’ll be around for a long time.

" One of the best African/Australian fusion bands I have ever seen come out of Australia." Ben Walsh (The Bird, Circle of Rhythm).

"DURING every Woodford Folk Festival, the word goes out about one or two truly outstanding acts in attendance. This year, popular band Afro Dizzi Act has been the one wowing the crowds in their thousands." - Alan Lander (Sunshine Coast Daily)

"Afro's rhythmic jams have become the stuff of inner city legend. They manage to combine a natural approach to their music with a deadly precision when it comes to both arrangement and instrumentation." Gavin Sawford (Editor. Rave & Street Press)

credits

released October 3, 2009

MUSICIANS:
Jali Buba Kuyateh (West Africa) l Kora & Vocals
Nick Aggs l Rhodes, Wurlitzer & Tenor Sax
Owen J Newcomb l Bass, Moog, Organ & BV's
Shannon Sol R. Carroll l Guitar, Moog & Vocals
Mark Henman l Drums
Andrew Szumowski l Organ, Rhodes, Synth. Marimba
Shannon Marshall l Trumpet

Special Guests:
Seikh (West Africa) l Sabarr Drums
Marcello Milani l Vocals
Greg Sheehan l Percussion
Matt Ledgar l Congas
Graeme Norris l Bari Sax
Alyson Joyce l Vocals
Renee Simone l BV's
Diana Raczek l BV's

Recorded & Engineered by Paulie B on Nov. 26th
& 27th, 2008 at Low Pressure Sound Studios & The Tanuki Lounge. (www.myspace.com/pauliebromley)
Album artwork concept by Oj Newcomb (LPP)
Graphic Design by Donna Gee (www.donnagee.tk)
Mixed by Jeff Lovejoy & Oj Newcomb at
Blackbox Studios (www.blackboxrecording.com)
Mastered by Steve Smart at 301 Studios
Produced & Edited by Oj Newcomb

Low Pressure Productions
www.lowpressureproductions.com

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Track Name: TOUBABAU
" My Grandparents worked hard to make it peaceful between the black & white people. Because of this we now have a peaceful & successful country where all people black & white work well together to move the country forward. Don't be scared of this unity, Because it has brought peace" Jali Buba Kuyateh
Track Name: THE PILGRIM RETURNS
We need to leave war and fighting behind. There are enemies everywhere, white and black. They want war and fighting to make them more powerful. We don't want to give them more power, we need to leave war & fighting.
Track Name: LADY
Lyrics by Shannon Sol Carroll

Chorus:
I see you walkin', you see me wonder
See me wonder what it might be like to walk with you
I see you talkin', you see me wonder
See me wonder what it might be like to talk with you
I see you walkin', you see me wonder
See me wonder what it might be like to walk with you
I see you movin', you see me wander

I hear your steps as you pass my doorway
Once again on your way to the light of a new day
And every morning I awake from slumber
To your rhythm I lay and wonder

Will you always be a stranger
Beautiful woman, lone ranger
Sense of mystery, a sense of danger
And even your foot fall is intoxicating

Little bit of curiosity about whose playing, playing in your headphones
And whether you can hear these tones I'm sending your way

Because I send your way, to the atmosphere
Can you feel it resonate
Do you hear, do you hear

Said I send you sound waves, to the very air you breathe
Can you feel it resonate
Do you hear, do you hear, Messages within

But you keep on walkin'

You've inspired these sounds for so long
You may never know that this is your song
This is your song

Chorus:
I see you walkin', you see me wonder
See me wonder what it might be like to walk with you
I see you talkin', you see me wonder
See me wonder what it might be like to talk with you
I see you walkin', you see me wonder
See me wonder what it might be like to walk with you
I see you movin', you see me wander
Track Name: DO YOU LOVE ? (Radio Edit)
Chorus
Do you Love ? Do you love love love ?
Do you Love ? Do you love love love ?
Do you Love ? Do you love love love ?
Do you Love ? Do you love love love ?

Verse - Marcello Millani
If I love & you love it will be just like the man said,
one love.
If I push & shove then I don't like our chances,
to make it better now.
Eh brother sister boy & girl everybody round the world, We can do it yeah.
Everybody can't you see it's up to you & me,
so lets get to it yo.

Do you Love ? Do you love love love ?
Do you Love ? Do you love love love ?
Do you Love ? Do you love love love ?
Do you Love ? Do you love love love ?

Spoken Word. - Jali Buba (Mandinke Language, West Africa)
We made this song to listen, Do you Love.
To big leaders, to big powerful people.
So respect & love together

Do you Love ? Do you love love love ?
Do you Love ? Do you love love love ?
Do you Love ? Do you love love love ?
Do you Love ? Do you love love love ?
Track Name: LADY (Radio Edit)
Lyrics by Shannon Sol Carroll

I hear your steps as you pass my doorway
Once again on your way to the light of a new day
And every morning I awake from slumber
To your rhythm I lay and wonder

Will you always be a stranger
Beautiful woman, loan ranger
Sense of mystery, a sense of danger
And even your foot fall is intoxicating

Little bit of curiosity about whose playing, playing in your headphones
And whether you can hear these tones I'm sending your way

Because I send your way, to the atmosphere
Can you feel it resonate
Do you hear, do you hear

Said I send you sound waves, to the very air you breathe
Can you feel it resonate
Do you hear, do you hear, Messages within

But you keep on walkin'

You've inspired these sounds for so long
You may never know that this is your song
This is your song

Chorus:
I see you walkin', you see me wonder
See me wonder what it might be like to walk with you
I see you talkin', you see me wonder
See me wonder what it might be like to talk with you
I see you walkin', you see me wonder
See me wonder what it might be like to walk with you
I see you movin', you see me wander