Dexter Story - Wondem

Wondem

Dexter Story

Available Formats No. of Tracks   Price Buy
12" Vinyl Album 12 tracks 12.99
CD Album 12 tracks 5.99
Download Album (mp3) 12 tracks 7.99
Download Album (wav) 12 tracks 7.99
Download individual tracks   From £0.99

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Dexter Story - Wondem

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On his debut Soundway Records release, Story distils his diverse background in soul, funk, jazz and folk idioms into his own unique and worldly voice. Borrowing from Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan, Somalia, and Kenya, this collection of East African-influenced music is a testament to Story’s decades of dedication to artistic excellence.

“Wondem is a unique collection of songs inspired by my passion for and immersion into African music and culture over my career” says Story. “This body of work came about as I began to compose and arrange for Todd Simon's Ethio Cali, an emerging ethio-jazz ensemble in Los Angeles. Wondem means brother in Amharic and I felt a strong brotherly connection to Ethiopia during the process.”

‘Wondem’ was written and recorded in Story’s personal studio in downtown Los Angeles and one of his closest associates, producer, composer and musician, Carlos Niño co-produced the record. It was mixed at Niño’s home studio.

In addition Story worked with an array of collaborators on the record. Renowned multi-instrumentalist Miguel Atwood-Ferguson featured on the percussive track ‘Mowa’ and international producer and artist Mark de Clive-Lowe plays piano and synthesizer on a number of songs, in particular on ‘Yene Konjo’, where his acoustic piano playing there was originally inside of the main section of the song but Story felt it was so beautiful that he moved it to its own highlighted place.

Story also worked with Alsarah Elgadi and Yared Teshale on ‘Wondem’: “I felt that the record needed indigenous language on it and Yared delivered the beautiful ‘Sidet Eskemeche’, which means “we will remember” or “it will never be forgotten”. Alsarah sung in beautiful Arabic for ‘Without An Address’, which addresses the refugee concerns in her native Sudan.”

Outside of ‘Wondem’ Story has used his many talents in a supportive role serving a who’s who of iconic artists throughout his career. From tenures as Snoop Dogg’s product manager and Meshell Ndegeocello’s day-to-day representative to performing with post-millennial luminaries like Dwight Trible, Quadron, Sa-Ra Creative Partners and Gaslamp Killer, Los Angeles-based Story has a proven track record of lending the assist to established and emerging artistry.

Tracklisting

12" Vinyl Album (SNDWLP076)
  1. Dexter Story - A New Day
  2. Dexter Story - Be My Habesha
  3. Dexter Story - Lalibela
  4. Dexter Story - Changamuka
  5. Dexter Story - Mowa
  6. Dexter Story - Without an Address
  7. Dexter Story - Merkato Star
  8. Dexter Story - Sidet Eskemeche
  9. Dexter Story - Saba
  10. Dexter Story - Xamar
  11. Dexter Story - Eastern Prayer
  12. Dexter Story - Yene Konjo
CD Album (SNDWCD076)
  1. Dexter Story - A New Day
  2. Dexter Story - Be My Habesha
  3. Dexter Story - Lalibela
  4. Dexter Story - Changamuka
  5. Dexter Story - Mowa
  6. Dexter Story - Without an Address
  7. Dexter Story - Merkato Star
  8. Dexter Story - Sidet Eskemeche
  9. Dexter Story - Saba
  10. Dexter Story - Xamar
  11. Dexter Story - Eastern Prayer
  12. Dexter Story - Yene Konjo
Download Album (SNDW076D)
  1. Dexter Story - A New Day
  2. Dexter Story - Be My Habesha
  3. Dexter Story - Lalibela
  4. Dexter Story - Changamuka
  5. Dexter Story - Mowa
  6. Dexter Story - Without an Address
  7. Dexter Story - Merkato Star
  8. Dexter Story - Sidet Eskemeche
  9. Dexter Story - Saba
  10. Dexter Story - Xamar
  11. Dexter Story - Eastern Prayer
  12. Dexter Story - Yene Konjo

mp3 downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 A New Day £0.99
2 Be My Habesha £0.99
3 Lalibela £0.99
4 Changamuka £0.99
5 Mowa £0.99
6 Without an Address £0.99
7 Merkato Star £0.99
8 Sidet Eskemeche £0.99
9 Saba £0.99
10 Xamar £0.99
11 Eastern Prayer £0.99
12 Yene Konjo £0.99
Entire MP3 Download Album (12 tracks) £7.99
MP3 format technical details
These mp3 tracks have been encoded with LAME providing you with a very rich listening experience. No DRM or copy protection is built in to the mp3s.

wav downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 A New Day £0.99
2 Be My Habesha £0.99
3 Lalibela £0.99
4 Changamuka £0.99
5 Mowa £0.99
6 Without an Address £0.99
7 Merkato Star £0.99
8 Sidet Eskemeche £0.99
9 Saba £0.99
10 Xamar £0.99
11 Eastern Prayer £0.99
12 Yene Konjo £0.99
Entire WAV Download Album (12 tracks) £7.99