Kevin Nathaniel * Mbira Sanctuary
Kevin Nathaniel plays beautiful and meditative original music on mbira, karimba, and kalimba. 13 songs, 42 min
When I read the interview with Kevin Nathaniel, I had been listening to his CD, Mbira Sanctuary:Musical Meditations featuring the Kalimba for a few weeks. There is a living soul sound that emerges because of Kevin's organic relationship to the instruments he makes and plays. They bring music full of love, light and emotion. The music is lush and beautiful! These Musical Meditations featuring the Kalimba have a powerful impact on the body as you let yourself hear them.
From the opening notes I felt relaxed, refreshed and joyful! These songs are lush and sensual, like soaking in a hot tub followed by a cool shower. The music continues to take me to places, some of them very atmospheric, the jungle, heaven, a coffee plantation in South America. Places where I can feel the earth, places where I can breathe! (Is this a pathway to our ecological future?)
I feel the rich tradition of the instruments being played in the now, ever drawing on the ancestor but always in the moment, alive! There is a wellness that I feel listening to many of the Musical Meditations featuring the Kalimba, as I breathe more deeply and relax. There is a deep connection between the music and the listener on this CD.
Review by Deb Holdaway
Listen to Kevin Nathaniel's Mbira Sanctuary.