WATER IS LIFE:
Originally this was going to be a drum solo with the UBUNTU beat underneath it.
When we heard about the situation in North Dakota we decided to change some things.
We are far away from standing rock, but in our minds and hearts we are with them.
The beat you hear in this song is completely based on “water samples”.
The whole song is an improvisation on drums, you can hear my mixed emotions expressed musically (love for the land, sympathy for the protesters, anger for the pipeline).
The protests are still going on as we write this, we hope when we finish the CD the native americans have won over the big corporations,
common sense has won over money,
and water has won over oil.
from Drop It
released February 12, 2017
Rob: drums, glass bottles, plastic bottles, jerrycans, jars
Samples: fosset, swimming pool.
“wet like the rain” taken from Alive by OMNIA (live on earth)
“every drop of water is holy water” taken from Hello, Bonjour by Michael Franti (Yell Fire!)
tekst from various youtube clips about the North-Dakota pipe line protests.
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