Monday Morning Mixtape 305

Credit: Nadia K

Bliss out to 70s American jazz, 80s afrobeat, soulful rare groove and expressive soul.

This week’s mix is curated by UK producer and singer-songwriter Lynda Dawn. Following a contribution to Brownswood Bubblers 13, her beautifully executed full debut EP, taking influences from jazz to soul and boogie, was released last year through Akashik Records. Her next work features on the upcoming Extra Soul Perception EP, alongside artists from the UK, Kenya and Uganda including K15, Karun and Hibotep.

In her own words: ” My late Father was at the 1963 March on Washington at the height of the civil rights movement. From a young age, I’ve always been taught to question the narrative, stand firmly for what I believe in and express myself as authentically as I can. 

Echoing the civil rights demonstrations of the 1960s to today, I wanted to curate a healing mix of songs that have uplifted my spirit and given me faith in dark times. 

Hoping that anyone who listens can too feel inspired and empowered via the sounds of some of my favourite artists, poets and activists.

Brother Ah – Visions
Imamu Amiri Baraka – All In The Street
Henry Franklin – Soft Spirit 
Infinite Spirit Music – Live Without Fear 
Black Voices – Saint America
Eddie Kendricks – My People…Hold On 
Imamu Amiri Baraka – Answers In Progress 
Lynda Dawn – Arise 
Sexto Sentido – Canto A Eleggua 
Ju-Par Universal Orchestra – Is Anyone Listening 
Dorothy Ashby – Wax & Wane 
Sons and Daughters of Lite – Let The Sun Shine In 
Fela Kuti – O.D.O.O. (Overtake Don Overtake Overtake) 
Free Life – I’ll Keep My Light In My Window
Bill Withers – Can We Pretend

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