HOMEopathy : Roots House Vol. 1

by Joel Karabo Elliott & Friends

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when i see you i see my self and that's how i know together we gonna grow don't go searching for friends you can't scrounge around for the truth don't be desperate to find your place love is gonna find you as you walk into the light of day
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when i look out into the plain i see a lone tree waiting for the firestorm when i look out into the plain i hear a longing burning up my flesh and bone
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HOMEopathy is an invitation to create and sing in the moment, and a reflection on what it sounds/feels like to live and create with a musical family that tunes into the joy of the moment. It's also a deconstruction of the genre some call "house music" -- meaning, in these recordings we are truly going back home to lift up the music that's created acoustically without edit, production or any concern for vanity. It's a strong dose of medicine for sure, yet very gentle and therapeutic. Goes down smooth and hopefully with lots of joy and gratitude!

Being the first volume in the Roots House series, HOMEopathy compiles 28 raw-uncut home recordings spanning six years of JKE's musical-nomadic life in South Africa and the USA. Each song highlights a precious moment selected from hundreds of spontaneous musical recordings made on a simple Samsung mobile phone device.

The voices of many souls in the Roots Grown Deep ensemble-family are present in these song-experiences, and many of their homes served as the warm loving environments in which these moments emerged. Thank you dear brothers and sisters Seka Maleka, Naftali Kholofelo Mphago, Phillippa Yaa Devilliers, Dennias Mashegwane, Ntando Majola, Candice Tilly, Stompie Selibe, Nelius Nortje, Tanith Christie & Shane Scott, Caer Harling, Brittany Young, Jeff Woodard, Zozo & Afrika Mgobo, Rozelle Meyer, Chris & Catherina Mocke, Andrew Botelle, Dan Boshoff, Roland Pickl, Rich & Kris Elliott, Dave Stark, Ntuthuko Xulu, Roberto Brazy, Andre Rutishauser, Whitney Freya, and our trusty blue road warrior Lindiwe Queen of Hearts.

All proceeds directly support the production and manufacturing of future albums by JKE & Roots Grown Deep, and the development of the Roots' ensemble's unique 'Seed To Fire' project, a traveling seed and medicine bank and indigenous fire kitchen.

{ HOMEopathy was released in the midst of the period of covid19 global pandemic, during which most human beings and families across the planet were physically confined to their own homes, and faced with the choice: await and adjust to news of transition and paradigm shift, or participate consciously and powerfully in the regeneration of the world. }

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released May 1, 2020

Produced by Joel Karabo Elliott
Mastered by Roland PIckl (www.studiobomdia.com)
All songs performed by JKE & Friends
All tracks recorded with Samsung Galaxy J1 mini
All songs composed and written by JKE except:
"mma weledi a welela" -- by Seka Maleka, Luyolo Lenga, Dennias Mashegwane, Naftali Kholofelo Mphago and JKE // "man of redeemed sorrow" -- arrangement and rewrite (JKE) of the original "Man Of Constant Sorrow" by Dick Burnett // "mmangwane mpulele" -- south african traditional // "sing of your love" -- by Martin Smith // "twenty-third psalm revisited" -- Psalm 23 in the Bible attributed to King David // "god made me" -- traditional // "green green grass" -- by Tom Jones // "your groove will surely show it" -- traditional // "jewa ke bodutu" -- by dennias mashegwane // "the gospel of antioch" -- spontaneous praise collage by the congregation of Antioch Baptist Denison, TX

www.rootsgrowndeep.com

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Joel Karabo Elliott (jKe) is an Amer-Afrikan composer, musical healer and steward of the global ensemble Roots Grown Deep. Joel's instrumental versatility and unique blend of guitar, voice, winds, piano and percussion gives his music the feeling of a focused wandering between the American and African continents. ... more

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