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Songs Of An Unknown Tongue

by Zara McFarlane

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    A1 Everything Is Connected
    A2 Black Treasure (Vinyl Edit)
    A3 Broken Water (Vinyl Edit)
    A4 Run Of Your Life (Vinyl Edit)
    A5 Saltwater (Vinyl Edit)
    B1 My Story (Vinyl Edit)
    B2 Native Nomad (Vinyl Edit)
    B3 State Of Mind (Vinyl Edit)
    B4 Roots Of Freedom
    B5 Future Echoes

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    1. Everything Is Connected
    2. Black Treasure
    3. My Story
    4. Broken Water
    5. Saltwater
    6. Run Of Your Life
    7. State Of Mind
    8. Native Nomad
    9. Roots Of Freedom
    10.Future Echoes

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Brownswood are delighted to present Zara McFarlane’s, Songs of an Unknown Tongue a masterful work that underlines her continuous growth as an artist. Zara’s fourth studio album pushes the boundaries of jazz adjacent music via an exploration into the folk and spiritual traditions of her ancestral motherland, Jamaica. The album is a rumination on the piecing together of black heritage, where painful and proud histories are uncovered and connected to the present.

Partnering with cult South London based producers Kwake Bass and Wu-lu, Zara has created a futuristic sound palate, electronically recreating the pulsing, hypnotic rhythms Kumina and Nyabinghi – and the music played at African rooted rituals like the emancipation celebration Bruckins Party, and the lively death rites of Dinki Minki and Gerreh. These richly patterned electronic rhythms are balanced throughout by McFarlane’s distinctive, clear vocal tones, and vivid song writing.

Zara’s critically acclaimed third studio album ‘Arise’ met with universal critical praise, and was supported by an impressive live tour performing at festivals such as Love Supreme, Field Day and SXSW. Zara is the winner of multiple awards including a Mobo, 2 Jazz FM Vocalist of the Year Award (2018 & 2015), an Urban Music Award, and Session of the Year at Worldwide Awards. Drawing respect from a wide range of artists, Zara has collaborated with Gregory Porter, Shabaka Hutchings, Moses Boyd and Louie Vega. These new sonic explorations signal an exciting direction of travel for this innovative founding member of the UK’s vibrant homegrown jazz scene.

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released July 17, 2020

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Zara Mcfarlane London, UK

Zara McFarlane’s debut album, 2011’s Until Tomorrow, came garlanded with rave reviews and a MOBO award nomination, and heralded a major new talent in the world of British jazz. The follow-up, also recorded for Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings label, is a more ambitious collection that draws from many more influences: from the deep spiritual jazz of Pharoah Sanders to dub and reggae. ... more

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