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Harmattan - Dave Yowell

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Named after the dry and dusty Saharan wind that sweeps down across West Africa from November to March.
A floating, majestic fusion of West African desert nomad instruments, backed by a full string orchestra, evoking a feeling of dramatic desert landscapes.
It featurs a Kora (African Harp) which is found all over most of West Africa, from the Niger delta and up towrds the Sahara desert,
This track is huge in it's sound and evokes a feeling of forgotten epochs, a tinge of sadness mixed with a tranquil delicacy.

Dave Yowell - 100%

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Africa+ African+ desert+ drama+ dramatic+ dry+ floating+ Gambia+ Ghana+ Harmattan+ intense+ Ivory Coast+ kora+ landscape+ Mali+ Nigeria+ nomad+ nomadic+ orchestra+ orchestral+ Sahara+ savanna+ savannah+ semi-desert+ Senegal+ Sierra Leone+ spiritual+ storm+ trade+ wind+

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Dave Yowell Biographical Information:

Dave Yowell aka Sultan Makende
Dave Yowell was born and grew up in Kenya, East Africa.
His formative years as a musician, were spent playing with many local musicians, where along with psychadelic rock, funk and soul from the West, he absorbed the groove and swing of African, Arabian and Indian musical culture that makes up the backdrop of Kenya's diverse population.
In 1973, he moved to London, eventually setting up his own recording studio and production company, Sultan Sound.
Today, he lives in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, and is a well known music producer of world fusion, with many film and television credits.
You can read more about him from the about us page on this site on this site

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