Remembering The Future

by Timbila

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TIMBILA blazes ecstatic African rock with an East Village edge. The trance of African spirit possession merges with the trance of free-spirited head-bangers. The surreal buzzing beauty of timbila (Chopi xylophone, Mozambique) and hypnotic dream melodies of mbira (Shona thumb piano, Zimbabwe) soar with stinging guitar riffs and sassy celestial vocals in grooves that are deeply funky, fierce and danceable. No other band sounds like TIMBILA.

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released April 24, 2010

Nora Balaban- timbila, mbira, vocals
Louisa Bradshaw- vocals
Banning Eyre- guitar
Dirck Westervelt- bass
Ed Klinger- drums

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TIMBILA New York, New York

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  • May 16
    Manhattan, NY

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Track Name: The Trader
The Trader

Written by: Music by Nora Balaban, Lyrics by Jean Zimmerman

I sold my baby to the swamp monsters
I sold my mother to a hall of mirrors
I sold my father to Detroit's burning air
I sold my sister to velvet codpiece
I sold my brother to a hive of bees
I sold my best friend to a red hat with feathers

Chorus: THE TRADER

I sold my childhood sweetheart to the sound of spring wind
I sold myself down the river to return
I sold my song to a lamb
I sold my husband to a hand of gin
I sold my love to the sonic boom
I sold my pride to a blue ox
I sold my heart to the roman amphitheatre
I sold my feet to a ragwoman in a box
I sold my breasts to wild men in Borneo
I sold my dreams to a solemn audience