Ethnomusicologist Hugh Tracey made 35,000 recordings across Africa between the 1920s & 70s, in an epic bid to preserve the music of Africa for future generations. Sixty-five years later, artists are being allowed to access the archives of the International Library of African Music (ILAM) for the first time, with contemporary producers putting a fresh perspective on the never-heard-before sounds to help bring them to a new generation. Beating Heart is a music initiative which seeks to use sounds of the past to address problems of the present - money raised will go directly to help communities where the music was originally recorded.
1: AmaiNdiwulule - Ibibio Sound Machine
2: Lewasi - Machinedrum
3: Dream Scene - Throwing Shade Available from 22.07.2016