Hemispheric Principles Part Two: Live from Downtown Atlantis
Hemispheric Principles, is based on ancient traditions from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Using music, text, and history from my life experiences, guided and informed by the real time of my sonic traditions, I continue the role of the Jelli, (Groit) from the perspective of actual blood ties maintained and nutured by uninterupted generations of practioners. While "Hemispheric Principles" are similar to other cultural traditions that remain in certain geographical areas and/or maintain familar dress, styles of musical/cultural expression, and racially specific forms of identity, my traditional manifestations are not so readily identifiable. Our tradition/family of musical innovation is documented from the late 18th century, to the present, yet it transends race, geography, and easily recognizable cultural catagories.
With that said "Live from Downtown Atlantis" is a thought provoking meditation on water, time and the continuity of prophecy that is revealed to us everyday, in all walks of life AND life forms. Yet people tend to miss, dismiss, and "derecognize" the signs of things to come, through the self imposed and the socially reinforced filters of modern culture. With the breath of life, (the basis of oral tradition) presented in a multidiciplinary setting of music, text, and history I reconnect to the ancesterial instruction. This is not a re-creation, but a celebration of the power of music as history, proactive as opposed to reactive and abstract. Hemispheric Principles is one tradition of transending worlds.
Keywords: Water and music, equals history., Seeing the brain as past and present., Understanding the universe as waves of infinite atmospheres/frequencies.
Lee M. Rozie Mixashawn
Board of Directors, Music Keeper, Pequonawonk Canoe society