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Harmattan Mid Beat Details:

Harmattan Mid Beat - Dave Yowell

Named after the dry and dusty Saharan wind that sweeps down across West Africa from November to March.
A floating, majestic fusion of African and Arab / desert nomad instruments, backed by a full string orchestra, evoking a feeling of dramatic desert landscapes.
This track is huge in it's sound and evokes a feeling of forgotten epochs, a tinge of sadness mixed with a tranquil delicacy.
This version has a funky beat with a dejembe (West African hand drum) solo in the mid section which adds drive.
Check out the shorter version that is more ambient and has no funky mid section.
Dave Yowell - 100%

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Africa+ African+ desert+ drama+ dramatic+ dry+ floating+ Gambia+ Ghana+ Harmattan+ intense+ Ivory Coast+ landscape+ Mali+ Nigeria+ nomad+ nomadic+ 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

Harmattan Mid Beat Technical Information:

  • Duration: 2:36