Umoja

Umoja

Fifth studio album featuring Malcolm Catto, D'Alma, Idd Aziz and Modou Touré. Includes the singles Sua Alma, In The End and Afande. 

Artist: Skinshape

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Label: Lewis Recordings

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His most accomplished album to date Will Dorey aka Skinshape moved out of his comfort zone to create a new sound while retaining his trademark feel. While Skinshape has often been influenced by African music Umoja directly incorporates styles and rhythms from the continent. Drawing on London’s vast talent pool from across the globe collaborators bring the essence of Senegal, Portugal, Ghana and Kenya via Norway no name but a few. The initial plan was to travel to various African nations to record Umoja. This proved to be an unnecessary step because Skinshape's hometown of London ended up bearing many fruits. It was a challenging project for Dorey taking a year and a half of dedicated work to complete with many ideas left unfinished along the way. The album has a very global feel which was enhanced at the end of the process by a collaboration with Japanese painter Ken-ichi Omura. Fans of Skinshape’s distinctive voice will not be disappointed as he features on In The End and Sun. Long-time friend and collaborator Jon Moody (from the band Franc Moody) wrote the album’s horn parts.

About the artist

Skinshape is the project of British musician, William Dorey (from Swanage, Dorset). The music is inspired by many genres, but in particular 1960s-70s Funk, Soul, Reggae, Psych, African music, Library music and Folk.

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