released June 20, 2014
Betse Ellis: Violin & Percussion
Hafiza Sue Capehart: Flute & Percussion
Jim Skeel: Melodica & Percussion
Christian Hankel: Percussion, Percussion, Percussion & Bike Horn
Original music by Damawa
Damawa (dah mah wah): The Nigerian verb "to mix". This is what we do...with our ideas, sounds and inspirations. The result is your multicultural experience of the Damawa Effect.
haj-paj (hahdj pahdj): The aural connotation is obvious. Also of significance, haj (or hajj) is the annual religious journey to Mecca.
Recording & engineering by Jim Skeel
* except for live recordings and engineering by Christian Hankel. (see individual song notes)
Produced and Mixed by Damawa
© 1993 - 2014
Original artwork by Hafiza (cover: Land of Sound inside: Oasis)
Photography by Laura Bogue
Computer production sleeve layout by Joe Fortunato
Applause and Bouquets to:
Kurt & Ann VonSchlemmer, Mike Check. Rodney Franks, Mikel Folsom, Becky Brinkley, Adam Spak, Pythagorus (for the octave), Rod Atteberry, Bird Fleming, Pat Conway, Hema Sharma, Gerald Trimble, Pandit Pran Nath (for his gentle encouragement), and those who have applauded us.