Kahlil Kwame Bell | Gift Of Forgiveness

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Gift Of Forgiveness

by Kahlil Kwame Bell

Meditative, jazzy world music.
Genre: World: World Fusion
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1. Child's Play Part 1 (Awaken My Child)
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2. Child's Play Part 2
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3. In The Mind Of The Most High
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4. Poor Man's Abundance
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5. Gift Of Forgiveness (Intro)
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6. Gift Of Forgiveness
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7. Sorrows of Divorce
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8. Uzuri Yungi Yungi (Beautiful Waterlilly)(Swahili)
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9. Raison De ' Tre (Reason To Be)(French)
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10. Family Poem
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11. I Am Family
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12. Mom's Message
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13. Homage To The Drum
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14. Unforgotten Soul (For Grams)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Kahlil Kwame Bell has performed on over 80 recordings. He has toured extensively with Roberta Flack, Erika Badu, Sepia, Stefon Harris and two time Grammy Nominated Russell Gunn's Group Ethnomusicology. He also tours with his band "The Gift". The recordings that feature Mr. Bell, vary from Jazz to Folk, Rock to Hip Hop, Classical to World Music and Spoken Word to Spiritual. Kahlil plays over 1,000 percussion instruments and even does work on wood and clay flutes. He is a profound composer and arranger with strong concepts. He is known for leading his group with an innovative percussion instrument called the "slappaphone". It's unusual sound and shape capture audiences all over the world. When asked about the instrument Kahlil says that "it called him when he first heard it and it has become his voice, offering rhythm and melody to the listener". Gift Of Forgiveness is Kahlil's first record released as a leader and surprisingly enough not featuring his drumming as much as his composing. Kahlil says,"on many of the records I have done in the past I have taken solos that deal with my proficiency as a musician; I wanted to show more beauty in the melodies of my compositions rather than riffing on various percussion instruments".

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Gemini 3rd Eye

Good music!
A nice arrangement of songs that will leave you wanting more!

Sheila Anderson

A must have! It swings, sets a mood and is melodic.
One of the most diverse, interesting and melodic Cd's I have heard in a long time. A great mix of straight-ahead jazz, African and popular music which makes this CD current and hip. I like the different instrumentations throughout, especially the use of the slappaphone, an instrument that I have only heard twice before, once in jazz by vibraphonist, Bobby Hutcherson. And, the vocal selections are terrific. All tunes are originals, that is quite an achievement. Don't sleep on this one!

Sabreen

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I am extremely blown away and excited by this release. Kahlil's work as a side man with other artists has always been noteworthy. However his debut CD featuring "The Slappaphone" is just outstanding. The original compositions and diversity of instruments is quite refreshing. Each tune is unique and reveals the amazing skills of the artists that are featured. The incredible sound of the "Slappaphone" lures you deep within and reminds you why percussion is such an integral part of many great compositions. The flavors of jazz,negro spirituals,spoken word and traditional African rhythms are all here. I can actually see scenes of a bussling African Marketplace when I hear Uzuri Yungi Yungi. "Gift of Forgiveness" is truly a gift to the listener.