When Foday Musa Suso teamed with drummer Hamid Drake in the ‘80s to form the Mandingo Griot Society, the usage of kora and the American drum kit was a novelty, and successfully but precariously placed the traditions of African village music and jazz oriented polyrhythms in a new place. Suso and the veteran drummer Jack DeJohnette team up in duets that do not juxtapose, but complement the rhythmic strengths of the different instruments, creating a language of their own. Suso is happy to play the vibrant shimmering melodies his 21-string instrument uniquely brings to the table, while DeJohnette adopts a sensitive, supportive rather than similarly melodic role, forming funky beats, cymbal accents, and colorations that shade rather than drive the music.
“The Angry Birds Movie (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” also includes such tracks as a brand new rendition of “I Will Survive” by global pop sensation Demi Lovato, international pop star Charli XCX’s “Explode,” Steve Aoki’s “Fight,” and “Wonderful Life (Mi Oh My),” from superstar Norwegian DJ Matoma “Wonderful Life (Mi Oh My)” will be available as an individual download and instant grat with all album pre-orders beginning Friday, April 22nd. This track features our very own, Yeng Constantino. The album also features music from the cast of The Angry Birds Movie – Peter Dinklage and The Hatchlings.
From the origins of the universe, to the present time in mankind's exploration of the unknown, and forward into the future of what lies beyond the outer reaches, Space Unraveling the Cosmos brings audiences closer than ever before to the far off planets, galaxies, and terrestrial phenomenon that make up the limitless expanse all around us. Groundbreaking 4K/Ultra High Definition and 3D computer graphics immerse filmgoers within the mysteries of the cosmos in a way never before seen.