Bahir (LP)


Dexter Story

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Dexter Story is a Los Angeles-based multi-instrumentalist, producer, composer, arranger and ethnomusicologist. Don’t let the eclectic rank and title fool you, as Bahir doesn’t require you to have paid attention to that Intro to World Music elective in college you slept through to appreciate its deeply catchy polyrhythmic grooves. Featuring a wealth of guest singers, Bahir is a celebration of multicultural pop music, incorporating elements from the mainstream sphere alongside contemporary sounds from East Africa. Songs like “Gold” build off of a soulful blues/funk base, the kind you might find on a Leon Bridges or Sharon Jones tune, and then adds elements such as Sudan Archives’ modal violin playing to give it an unconventionally rich texture. “Shuruba Song” features renowned Ethiopian singer Hamelmal Abate lending an otherworldly vocal melody, while other tracks on the record opt to have the instrumentation do all the talking. For someone as musically well-versed as Dexter Story, there’s quite a lot to say.



Track Listing



Side A Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Techawit
Dexter Story , Kibrom Birhane 01:29
2.
Bila
Dexter Story 04:07
3.
Gold
Dexter Story , Sudan Archives 03:19
4.
Electric Gurage
Dexter Story 03:03
5.
Mamdooh
Dexter Story 04:44
6.
Buna Be Chow
Dexter Story , Jimetta Rose 03:40


Side B Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Ras
Dexter Story , Haile Supreme 03:38
2.
Jijiga Jijiya
Dexter Story , Marie Daulne , Kibrom Birhane 04:26
3.
Desta's Groove
Dexter Story 01:24
4.
Shuruba Song
Dexter Story , Hamelmal Abate 03:38
5.
Bahir
Dexter Story , Endeguena Mulu 04:29
6.
Abebaye
Dexter Story , Marie Daulne , Etsegenet Mekonnen 02:56

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