Afrikan Arkestra - Undertones
Check out the new track (or two versions of the same track) from a collective known as Afrikan Arkestra to be included in a larger work in 2015 relating to Richmond’s African Burial Grounds. Back in 2006, a set of musicians including Kelli Strawbridge recorded “Devil’s Half Acre,” and in 2013 the performance was revisited by a different set of musicians. Mastermind/pianist Ashby Anderson is the composer behind these sounds, and he also wrote a book about the Uni-Chord Theory of Music Composition and Tonal Navigation, i.e., four 9-note scales …honestly I could not understand this organization method in the few minutes I took to read this.
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""UNDERTONES" is a prequel to a larger musical work by composer Ashby Anderson acknowledging Richmond’s African Burial Grounds.The hour long work will premier in 2015 marking roughly the 150 year end to the civil war and slavery.