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Hand in Hand

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RELEASED: May 15th 1994
LABEL: Global Pacific
TRACKS: 12
TOTAL LENGTH: 00:51:00
FORMAT: 320 kbps MP3
CATEGORIES: Inspired Music
GENRE: World / International, Jazz, New Age

"Hand In Hand is a thought-provoking collection of music that blends jazz and world music and features an array of cultural instruments. Unu Mondo's Randy Armstrong on guitar and percussion and Volker Nahrmann on bass and keyboard offer stellar performances. An international community of singers and musicians help round out this brilliant, exuberant and poignant album. Unu Mondo, which means one world in Esperanto, proves there is hope for the world in music." - MusD, All Music Guide

After Do'a World Music Ensemble ended its 17 year sojourn (1974-1991), Randy Armstrong and German bassist Volker Nahrmann, who performed and recorded with Do'a (1985-1991) formed the contemporary jazz/world music group UNU MONDO. Their first album, Hand in Hand, was recorded in late 1992 & early 1993 and released in 1994.

The album features Brazilian drummer/percussionist Henrique Almeida and saxophone player Charlie Jennison. Hand in Hand highlights the voices of Spain's Olga Roman and Iran's Narges Nougnejad Fani as well as Brazilian percussionist Mila Schiavo. I Have A Dream, a musical tribute to the late, great Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., recorded at Nashville’s Nightingale Studio, showcases an international gospel choir and the lead vocals of Kim Fleming and Vince Ebo with guest singer, Dash Crofts.

Recorded and Mixed at Blue Jay Recording Studio, Carlisle, MA and Nightingale Studio, Nashville, TN

Engineered by Mark Wessel and Tina Hanson, Blue Jay Recording Studio Steve Tveit, Nightingale Studio

Mastered by Joe Gastwirt, Ocean View Digital Mastering, Agoura Hills, CA

Producers: Randy Armstrong and Volker Nahrmann

Executive Producers: Howard Sapper and Howard Morris

All arrangements by Randy Armstrong and Volker Nahrmann except percussion arrangement on Alegria by Henrique Almeida

Many Thanks to Bob and Janet Lawson, Mark Wessel, Tina Hanson, Tom Price, Steve Tveit, Dash Crofts, Vince Ebo, Kim Fleming, Dorothy Ahlgren, The Tennessee Baha'i Choir and our families and friends for all of their support and encouragement.

Special thanks to Charlie Jennison and Henrique Almeida for their artistic contributions and to all the great people at Global Pacific, Sonoma, CA for making it all happen.

Musicians:

Randy Armstrong - Acoustic, Electric & Synth Guitars, Percussion, Mbira, Balafon, Lakota Flute, Vocals, Composer
Volker Nahrmann - Acoustic & Electric Bass, Keyboards, Percussion, Vocals , Composer
Henrique Almeida - Drums, Brazilian Percussion
Charlie Jennison - Saxophones, Irish Whsitle, Keyboards

Olga Roman - Vocals on "Alegria"
Narges Nouhnejad Fani - Vocals on "Nineteen 92"
Mila Schiavo - Brazilian Percussion on "Alegria"
Roberto Cassan - Accordian on "I Have A Dream"
Vince Ebo and Kim Fleming - Lead Vocals on "I Have A Dream"
Dash Crofts - Vocals on "I Have A Dream"
Tennessee Baha'i Choir - Narges Nouhnejad Fani, Adrienne Ewing-Roush, Jeff Jetton, Laura Love, Shohreh Khorsandi, Mark Block, Ntianu Minter, Tom Price, Eric Colgrove
Choir Coordinator - Tom Price

All songs published by Crimson Ark Music / Nahrmann Music, BMI

Photography by Leslie Mayer and Phil Scalia
Cover Photo of Hands by Richard Felix

This Album is dedicated to the belief that we are all members of one human family. Let us live, learn and grow together by respecting and celebrating the rich diversity of our world community.

Unu Mondo - Randy Armstrong & Volker Nahrmann - Hand in Hand






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