There's Nothing Like Australia

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I’ve been so grateful for this trip, and the inspiration that I’ve soaked up all around me. I have to look back and re-live the brilliant collaborative concept MAKING TRACKS, the project that brought me here. This episode features Tasmanian artist Dewayne Everettsmith. #music #love

Haven’t had time to edit my interview with Jonti Dan (aka Danimals), so as a teaser to his quirky sound, here’s an Adidas video featuring his song “Begone Slumber”. (MUCH) more to come about this young luminary.

Walking outside the hotel in a warm rain. (Backing music: “All Of Your Things” by Aussie group The Raah Project)

I met up with Ethiopia-born Aussie resident Dereb Desalegn while traveling in Australia. This is a recording of him singing and playing the masenqo - the one string violin common in traditional Ethiopian music. (Thanks to the good folks at Other Tongues for letting us use your space, and for all the great music)

On Saturday I filmed some improvisations at the YouTube Symphony Orchestra jam session, held at The Basement jazz club in Sydney. This is Venezuelan violinist Alí Bello performing “Didgeridoo Dream for Violin”. He opened by saying that when he found out he won the contest to join the YTSO, he had a dream, and that this piece was the interpretation of that dream.

Amazing interview and recording session w/ Ethiopian-born Aussie resident Dereb The Ambassador. Stay tuned for video interview/performance, and an exclusive live accapella recording for the radio show!

Amazing interview and recording session w/ Ethiopian-born Aussie resident Dereb The Ambassador. Stay tuned for video interview/performance, and an exclusive live accapella recording for the radio show!

Landed in Sydney at sunrise. #LovinEveryMinuteOfIt [Music: Flying Lotus “Do The Astral Plane (Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Strings Edit)”]