Displaying Music with the Tag: Vocals

Kufungira Matemai

-Joel Laviolette

I have been thinking about my teacher, mentor, and good friend Matemai who I have studied mbira with since 1998. He passed away in 2021 and this is a song based on the last mbira song I learned from him.

Tags:African, Drums, Full Band, Guitar, Mbira, Shona, Vocals, Zimbabwean

Om Shanti

-Joel Laviolette

An ambient soundscape that takes the listener on a downtempo journey.Audio sample taken from Guruji Patabi Jois doing the opening chant of Ashtanga Yoga.

Tags:Ambient, Contemplative, Downtempo, Field Recording, Foreign Language, Sound Design, Vocals, World Music, Yoga

Soon Is All We Have

-Joel Laviolette

A song for a weekly songwriting group that I'm a part of. The prompt was "Get Well Soon". I like this one. It has David Lang type vibes to me. The chord progressions is loosely based on a phrase in a Bach Chorale I've been learning (aren't they all?).

Tags:Chamber Music, Classical, New Music, Vocals

Standing Tall

-Joel Laviolette

Matepe music meets Zim-style Afrobeat. Recorded and originally released independently in 2009. Now available worldwide on Ecstatic Wave Records

Tags:African, Aggressive, Dance, Distorted, Drums, Full Band, Glitch, Guitar, Mbira, Shona, Vocals, Zimbabwean

The Earth Loves You

-Joel Laviolette

Intricate synths and a bass interweave with sound design elements and percussion in this contemplative piece.

Tags:Ambient, Contemplative, Downtempo, Drums, Full Band, Meditation, Odd Time Signature, Vocals, Wistful, World Music