Echo the Divine

It might be strange, after all these words on a screen, for readers to hear a song I sing…but here it is. I can’t be bothered to build separate blogs for music, essays, AND poetry, and in any case, aren’t they all just sister streams of the same outflow? This is a song I wrote many years ago but performed at the newly dubbed Hackney Wick Dhikr Jam Space, on the 12th of August this year. Images used courtesy of Lateefa Spiker (see http://www.lateefaspiker.com and http://www.facebook.com/lateefaspikerart for more info on her mesmerising paintings). All rights reserved both on the music and the artwork. Recording made by Peter Gould (www.facebook.com/petergouldart) – used with kind permission. This is just the kind of recording I love – all the incidental noises, laughter, murmurs, there was even someone washing dishes in the background though I think that escaped the mic. Somehow it captures the atmosphere of a beautiful night, better than any studio recording could. Find somewhere to lie on some grass and close your eyes to the sun, lay back and enjoy.

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