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Kalima - (Where Is The) Sunshine
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A1(Where Is The) Sunshine Part 1
B1(Where Is The) Sunshine Part 2

Kalima
(Where Is The) Sunshine

Chuwanaga | Item No: 590678
Vinyl 7" | 1981 / EU – Reissue | New
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For its third release, Chuwanaga goes back in the past with the reissue of “(Where Is The) Sunshine” by Kalima, a rare 7” originally released in 1981 and produced in Baltimore by Afro-American pianist and producer Derrick Amin. Part I on the A side and part II on the B side form a real journey, a beauty in its own style fusing jazz, soul and spirituality as well as political values.
Back in the mid-seventies Derrick Amin brought together young musicians from his Afro-American Muslim community in Baltimore. He tells us: “all black music in America is a response to racism and slavery” and “(Where Is The) Sunshine” was their own answer, “a plaintiff query of one immerse in darkness. The darkness of lies, lies that deny the humanity, justice, and equality of people. It’s the impetus of this song”. He adds: “Kalima means “Word” or “Langage” in Arabic. The name was inspired by a quote from Imam W.D. Mohammad (the late Muslim American leader and erstwhile successor to Nation of Islam founder, Elijah Muhammad) who once said: “Words make people””.
With its splendid vocal parts (thanks to vocalist Sabreen Shareef), a unique major-to-minor chord progression, subtle synthesizer melodies in the chorus and amazing electric piano and sax solos, it really is a very special release. It’s been discovered in a Motor City Drum Ensemble’s jazz set with Gilles Peterson at the J.A.W. Family Reunion in Berlin back in 2016. Still, one must not forget its yet poetic still political message now shared once again with the world. The question asked by Kalima sadly still remains as relevant in 2018: Where is the sunshine?
Item Details
Item No:590678
Artist:Kalima
Titel:(Where Is The) Sunshine
Label:Chuwanaga
Katalog-Nr:CHUWANAGA003
Format:Vinyl 7", Vinyl, Singles, 7"
Pressing:EU – Reissue
Release Date:1981
Genre:Organic Grooves
Style:Funk / Soul, Jazz / Fusion
Available since:13.06.2018
Condition:New
Price:10,99 €
Weight:80g (plus 250g Packaging)
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