In West African music tradition, a griot is a musician/singer/poet/storyteller who sings songs about the history of his people and then passes them on as part of an oral tradition. The word itself is from the old French meaning “symbol” as in the symbols used in the language of poetry, song and other writing. The word came to me in a dream and for me refers to the powerful communal sense of music.
I was joined by some very special and inventive musicians indeed - Chris Marshak on drums, Bakithi Kumalo on bass, Richie Guerrero on percussion, Matt Marshak on guitar and John Ward on the African djembe are just some of the players who contribued unique colors to Griot.
This is a CD meant to make you smile and Dance!