Tribute to the Bardo Museum and those who were harmed or killed

On March 18, 2015 two unidentified gunmen attacked the Bardo Museum in Tunis, Tunisia and held many hostages. In the end some 22 people and one policeman were killed and 44 others were injured. Five Japanese as well as visitors from Italy, Poland and Spain were among the dead. We were at this very museum in 2012 and this short video will show you some of the wonderful exhibits from this museum. This is a tribute to the people who were killed and those who were injured at the Bardo. The song is called Prayer from the East.

The Charms of Mumbai with Tunisian dancers

When we were in India we did see some dancing but it wasn’t belly dancing. The woman would dance with a pot on her head. She would then, gracfully bend to add another pot to the one already there. She kept adding more pots until she had so many you would think they would fall off her head or she would collapse under the weight. Mumbai is a trully vibrant city of India is something to behold. A confession – I used Tunisian dancers to go with the music. I think they go well with the music, what do you think? The song Mumbia is on the album Black Taj and is in iTunes.

Early Father’s Day tribute – Another fantastic collaboration with the great American author and photographer Marilyn Armstrong and swo8 Blues Jazz

When I proposed this project to the great American author and photographer, Marilyn Armstrong she was in on it. It’s early for Father’s Day but this little song “Tribute to Clarence” by swo8 Blues Jazz from the album Osaka Time in iTunes, was written for my father, Clarence. We always had an organ in our home and at one point we got a pipe organ. My father had to build a room to house all the pipes. When he played that organ the whole house rocked! It was amazing. My father had two loves in life his music and his dogs. Soon to be released.

Out of Africa by swo8 Blues Jazz

Africa is a vast continent with so many different cultures and traditions. While in Friguia we went to the Shaka Restaurant for a Zulu evening. Along with the Zulu dancing and music they also had some Tunisian Belly Dancing. I just teamed it all up with swo8 Blues Jazz’s music “Out of Africa” from the album Monkey of Sousse in iTunes. Enjoy!

The Black Taj by swo8 Blues Jazz

If you are ever so lucky as to visit the Taj Mahal, you’ll be forever moved by its beauty and symmetry. Ledgend has it that this sparkling, white, marble edifcace was to be mirrored on the opposit side of the Yamuna River in black marble. Before the Black Taj could be built the Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan, was deposed by his son, Aurangzeb. Shah Jahan was imprissioned for his remaining days, in a building that over looked the White Taj Mahal. The tune in this video is called Caves of Ellora and is on the album Black Taj by swo8 Blues Jazz in iTunes. Check it out.