THE MELODIC - ON MY WAY
PRESENTED BY XAVIER BRINKMAN
The Melodic offer a vibrant new brand of afro-folk-pop that, while inspired by folk contemporaries, incorporates an assortment of influences from around the world, its members utilizing instruments such as the Charango, Melodica and Kora to create a music that joyously defies categorization.
The group's members came of age in the South London neighborhood of Brixton amidst bustling streets and open air markets reverberating with a rich assortment of musics from around the world. In the distinctly English tradition of sonic assimilation, they found influence in the sounds they were hearing. As lead singer Huw Williams explains, "Brixton is a real melting pot of different people so it doesn't feel inappropriate for us to introduce sounds from around the world into our music, there was South American and African music around us all the time, as well as reggae and dub music."
In the end, the young band has created a vibrant new music which references contemporary artists such as Belle & Sebastian, The Magnetic Fields and the Decemberists, exhibits a clear reverence for past masters Paul Simon and Bert Jansch and mixes in elements from Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa to create a sound entirely their own.
Producer / Talent Booker: Cindi Avnet
Cinematographer/Field Producer: Aleah Wolinsky
Recorded By: James Schumacher
Mixed By: Jeff Bates
Assistant Audio Engineer: Anabel Correa
Co-Producer/ Talent Booker: Leah Hobbs
Atara Gottschalk: Admin
PAs: Lydia Reed, Chloe Robinson & Grigor Yessaian
Special Thanks to Nicole Daddio for the Balcony location!
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