Heart Beat takes listeners on a journey that explores the soft and soothing side of several traditional and contemporary African musical traditions. Listeners are treated to the lullaby-like vocalese of male and female singers, lush vocal harmonies, traditional Guinean rhythms, melodic and ambient guitar & bass textures, the harp-like sounds of the West African ngoni, and the calming textures of the mbira from Southern Africa.
AARON LIGHTSTONE – Guitars
ANNA MELNIKOFF – Dundun drums
AMANIE ILFATED – Vocals
KOBENA AQUAA- HARRISON – Vocals, guitars, balafon, shakers
JUSTIN GRAY – Bass
RAINOS “MOYO” MUTAMBA – Mbiras
SALIF “LASSO” SANOU-N’goni, fala Flute