Friday, 27 February 2009

Amazon Tribal Songs


Bruce Parry presents Amazon / Tribe Songs for Survival
BRUCE PARRY BRINGS TOGETHER MUSIC WORLD’S BRIGHTEST STARS FOR ‘SURVIVAL’ ALBUM


Bruce Parry, star of the BBC series ‘Tribe’ and the forthcoming ‘Amazon’, has teamed up with some of the music world’s brightest stars to create a fundraising album for Survival International, the human rights organization for tribal peoples.
Bruce has worked with producer Martin Terefe on the album that includes KT Tunstall, will.i.am (Black Eyed Peas), Johnny Borrell (Razorlight), Mystery Jets, Jason Mraz, Yusuf Islam, Hot Chip, the Go! Team and Mike Oldfield. In addition, Guy Berryman, Jonas Bjerre (MEW), Magne F. (A-ha) and Terefe have formed a new band specially for the CD called Apparatjik, and recorded a track that will also be used for the end credits of Amazon. Every track on the album is exclusive, and has been written especially for the project.
The first half of the album is entitled ‘Amazon’ and features songs inspired by Bruce Parry’s new series of the same name, to be shown on BBC2 in September. The second half, entitled ‘Tribe’, is a collection of dance/experimental songs which all use samples of tribal music Bruce recorded when living with the indigenous people during the making of his hugely popular BBC show Tribe.
Bruce Parry has spent years immersing himself in some of the world’s most remote tribal cultures. His first hand experience of the threats so many tribal people face to their very survival lay behind his determination to help them. He said today, ‘I’ve got so much from my time with tribal people that I really wanted to do something for them in return. Being able to bring together this fantastic group of musicians seemed like a perfect way of doing that – and it’s been wonderful to see how they’ve been inspired, in turn, by some of the incredible tribal music we’ve recorded.’
Bruce’s new 6 part series Amazon starts on BBC2 on 15th September. The album will be released digitally on the same day with a physical CD released later on 13th October.
If you would like to interview Bruce about the album he will be available for interviews on 4th September.
To Purchase The Album go to:
http://www.kensaltownrecords.com/survivalalbum.html

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