Through a beautifully fateful circumstance I discovered @slowmachete It is not that often I find music that really grabs my soul and brings me into a whole new world. I was instantly intrigued and played the two albums I could find on repeat for weeks while I worked. I was going through a hard time at this point and something in this music really soothed me. A much needed cathartic release. So I kept listening.
Slowly I could feel and see it all fill my apartment with textural layered organic/electronic sounds of accordion, banjo, saxophone, birds, machetes chopping, tap-tap horns all sewn together with the incredibly uplifting voices of Haitian choirs, poetic verses, and ambient moments of life in beautiful Ayiti. I felt a sweet nostalgia for a place I've never been.
Fast forward 10 months later, as I got an incredible opportunity to have a deeper understanding and window into of the story of this music when Joe, (the projects creator/producer) commissioned this artwork from me. I am humbly honored to continually get opportunities to make art for my favorite music makers. Proceeds from any sales of Slow Machete music go directly to support agricultural and educational programs in Cap Hatïen. Go to slowmachete.com to buy the albums! New music is coming from Slow Machete and its incredible, so I highly recommend you stay tuned. Meanwhile check out the absolutely stunning NEW MUSIC VIDEO for RED MOUNTAIN CHOIR that just dropped today. *See link in my Bio* 🇭🇹❤️Viva Ayiti!💙🇭🇹#slowmachete #redmountainchoir #musicvideo #mvod #haiti #haitianlife #downtempo #textural #ambient #hatianchoir #beautifulmusic #toryelenaart #inspired #hatian #ayiti #beautifulhaiti #heart #strong #machete #motorcycle #freedom #adventure #artoftheday #instaart #newmusicvideo