11. Pattern Is A Language Feat. V. Mwembe and C. Wegener
Dear Viola Mwembe – Letter of Appreciation
Thank you so much for your participation in such an interesting recorded conversation. It intrigued me because we do weaving in our community too. In fact, every summer I visit the mountains and harvest Cedar bark for basket weaving and I also give some to the Elders because they need Cedar too. I understand there are meanings behind symbols in patterns. With all that being said, it was my opportunity to relate to you on a track by including your explanations so we can continue to learn from you and your tribe. Again, I am grateful to hear your voice and hope you like how I remixed it. Best Wishes. Your friend in music, DJ Kwe (Meaning DJ Native Woman – Pronounced DJ Kway)
Music Sample Description:
Starts off with a deep drum for 4 beats to honour the 4 directions and Mother earth to join us.
The water drops, the rain comes down, a storm is brewing to tell us something.
“Some patterns are a sign of lightening, Like this one, the zig zag one, it’s a sign of lightening, ok, there we get quite a lot of sign water water, fish, lightening and theeen…this one…” – a magic moment captured.
Juggle different drums to tell different stories through patterns of communication.
How easy is it to incorporate lightening in your arts to communicate a message of strength, conviction and severity.
“Water, water, fish, lightening and theeen….crash” – Showing how to use lightening to make a point!
“It’s a sign of lightening, yah yah” – YES Sistah, tell us more…
“Like this one, the zig zag one, it’s a sign of lightening, ok, there we get quite a lot of sign water water, fish, lightening and theeen”…crash – a magic moment.
mmm, vocal on repeat, soul of the nation.
Saxophone – Dancing in the rain together.
Traditional drums compliment every teaching.
Repetitive synths – Sharing patterns throughout generations.
Use the lightening throughout the track to emphasize the image of lightening as a pattern in our languages.
High violin -be shy!
Low cello – be bold!