Bright Sayings - Heralding a new age of optimism and unity, the merging of the ancient with the modern under the universal spirit of the motherland. Music for the entire family of humanity, with a positive message and a danceable groove. Bright are the sayings of the prophets, to give us the energy to really live.
Bright Sayings was first released as a cassette in 1988. It was a ground breaking underground debut for the artists Hasan Bakr and Kevin Nathaniel, which influenced countless other artists and landed the two in Japan to develop a new band. This enhanced remix of Bright Sayings updates and further develops the classic sound and statement of Bright Sayings. The voice of the prophet is timeless, at once ancient and modern.
Tell the Children
Rise in Time
Am I Here
Nyungwe Nyungwe Mbira
I am Spirit Mbira
Assorted chimes, bells, rattles, hand drums, and gongs
Creative and technical assistance - Jim Matus
Recorded at Secret Code Studio, NYC
Mixed by Jim Matus, Kevin Nathaniel, and Hasan Bakr
Digitally mastered by Warren Schatz, Perfect Sounds Studio, NYC
Second mastering by Woody Batzer, Brunswick Tape Media, NYC
Remixed, enhanced, re-mastered to CD by Kamilo Kratc, Soundworks Studio, Astoria, Queens, NY
Photos - Karen Pardini
Design and Photo Illustration - Damian Henriques
Special thanks to:
Secret Code Productions, Peter Shapiro, Ephat Mujuru, Zeleka Jenkins, Dumi Maraire, Eric Butterworth, Nedra,
Abdullah Ibrahim, Spirit Ensemble, Ngodwe Financial, and our anxcestors for guiding us into the future.