Multicultural Sounds: Jeffrey Jerusalem – 13 Months Of Sunshine Mix

Multicultural Sounds travels the world for contemporary reinventions of cultural staples.

 

Earlier this week, Portland-based electronic musician Jeffrey Jerusalem has put together a 60-minute mix of global dance sounds. 13 Months Of Sunshine: New Rhythms From Africa And Around The World comes just in time for the beginning of spring, sunshine, and the outdoors. Full tracklisting below, along with another extraordinary weird mix from two months ago (no tracklisting). Plenty more mixed are available on Jeffrey Jerusalem’s SoundCloud. There are some gems there, for sure.

Abayudaya – Psalm 136
Tinariwen – Tenere Taqqim Tossam (Four Tet Remix)
Cos Ber Zam – Ne Noya (Daphni mix)
Harmonious Thelonious – Mokambo
Aero Manyelo – Just In Time
Jusa Dementor – African Air Horn Dance
Oni Ayhun – Meets Shangaan Electro
Daphni – No Boundaries
MMM – Meets Tshetsha Boys
Africa Hi-Tech – Spirit
Ramadanman – Revenue (Untold Remix)
Debruit – NigeriaWhat?
Boogalo – Xibaba
Bokatola system and Evala Litongo – Lingala
Black Motion Featuring Jah Rich Banane Mavoko (Jose Marquez Remix)
Cesaria Evora – Angola (Carl Craig Remix)
Wally Badarou – One Day Won’t Give It Away
Abayudaya – We Are Happy

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Vee Hua 華婷婷

Vee Hua 華婷婷 (they/she) is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer with semi-nomadic tendencies. Much of their work unifies their metaphysical interests with their belief that art can positively transform the self and society. They are the Editor-in-Chief of REDEFINE, Interim Managing Editor of South Seattle Emerald, and Co-Chair of the Seattle Arts Commission. They also previously served as the Executive Director of the interdisciplinary community hub, Northwest Film Forum, where they played a key role in making the space more welcoming and accessible for diverse audiences.

In 2017, Vee released the narrative short film, Searching Skies — which touches on Syrian refugee resettlement in the United States — and co-organized The Seventh Art Stand, a national film and civil rights discussion series against Islamophobia. 2022 sees the release of their next short film, Reckless Spirits, which is a metaphysical, multi-lingual POC buddy comedy for a bleak new era, in anticipation of a feature film.

Vee is passionate about cultural space, the environment, and finding ways to covertly and overtly disrupt oppressive structures. They also regularly share observational human stories through their storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE!, and are pursuing a Master’s in Tribal Resource and Environmental Stewardship under the Native American Studies Department at the University of Minnesota.

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