Beating Heart UK

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Beating Heart
The collective will be highlighting the sounds of South Africa, Malawi and Uganda.

A collective of London-based artists, Beating Heart have privileged access to the world’s largest archive of African field recordings, made by world music pioneer Hugh Tracey between the 1920s and 1970s on his travels through 18 sub-Saharan countries.

The project employs today’s hottest producers to build new compositions using elements of the original recordings. The money raised by Beating Heart is ploughed back into communities that created the original music and seeks to promote renewed interest in the preservation of ancient cultures that are often under threat.

During 2017, the collective will be highlighting the sounds of South Africa, Malawi and Uganda.

http://beating-heart.co.uk