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Top sounds from Africa resurrected on 'Beating Heart - Malawi'

Top sounds from Africa resurrected on 'Beating Heart - Malawi'
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By Christopher Cummins with AGENCIES
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A new charity album is giving a new lease of life to decades old African music.

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A new charity album is giving a new lease of life to decades old African music.

Global artists unite for “BEATING HEART MALAWI” album 65 years in the makinghttps://t.co/k6iWiTwH0Gpic.twitter.com/LdqQZSjzsF

— Thirst4Beats (THIRST4BEATS) <a href="https://twitter.com/THIRST4BEATS/status/730127366807130112">May 10, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <b></b>'Beating Heart- Malawi' is made from the archive of African Music held by the International Library of African Music. <b></b> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">PREMIERE: Sonye&#39;s infectious &#39;Sankha Dona&#39; from forthcoming comp &#39;Beating Heart - Malawi&#39;: <a href="https://t.co/jUDPCk4D6Q">https://t.co/jUDPCk4D6Q</a> <a href="https://t.co/67e5bztQIe">pic.twitter.com/67e5bztQIe</a></p>&mdash; The Ransom Note (ransomnoted) May 26, 2016

The project began when Chris Pedley became aware that such an archive existed:
“I got in touch with the International Library of African Music, which Hugh Tracey founded in 1954, and through the research I found out that he recorded over 250 tribal groups over 18 countries between the 1920s and the 1970s. I was wondering why nobody knew about this amazing archive. So, eventually we formulated the idea to remix the archive and raise money for charity.”
Twenty one artists are involved with the record, including Machinedrum, Throwing Shade and BRIT Award-winning group Rudimental. > 'Beating Heart – Malawi' out now: https://t.co/EJP9GURxebpic.twitter.com/xCkj6Vm72R

— Beating Heart (@BeatingHeart500) June 3, 2016

Income generated from the sale of the album will be used to assist people in the areas where the music was originally recorded.
Olly Wood is the co-founder of ‘Beating Heart-Malawi’: “This ‘Beating Heart – Malawi’ album is going to be raising money to build food gardens at schools in Malawi. For every 1500 albums sold, we’ll be able to build a garden to feeding 500 school children forever.” Beating Heart-Malawi’ is out now.

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