Congolese composer, guitarist, and singer Niwel Tsumbu has just released a video for ‘Words of Wisdom’ with Éamonn Cagney — and you can check it out below. This new track features Tsumbu on guitar, percussionist Cagney, violinist Cora Venus Lunny, as well as a host of sampled voices.
The composer describes his intention with the piece:
A multitude of sampled wisdom keepers such as: Maya Angelou, Malala Yousafzai, Neil DeGrasse, Jane Goodall and Joseph Campbell, ‘Words of Wisdom’ explore the planetary and human challenges we face in our society today. Maya Angelou speaks about courage as the foundation for right action, compassion, and kindness, Malala Yousafzai speaks of the simplicity of equality and the importance of education for every child, Neil DeGrasse Tyson tells us to persist until we have made a difference, Joseph Campbell wants us to follow our bliss, and Jane Goodall begs us to eliminate the crippling poverty around the world. I hope you enjoy and more importantly the message gets through.
For more information about Niwel Tsumbu’s work see: https://www.improvisedmusic.ie/artists/details/niwel-tsumbu