Making Tracks Alumni - Releases since 2019
Posted Aug 17, 2021
Since Making Tracks' relaunch in 2019, our alumni have been busy making and releasing music - even through a global pandemic! Here's a selection of new releases, as well as a link to our new Spotify playlist of releases from Making Tracks Alumni.
'TIPONA' & 'KWECHE' - RAPASA NYATRAPASA OTIENO
Rapasa has been particularly busy, releasing not one but two albums of nyatiti music since taking part in Making Tracks 2019! His latest, 'KWEChE', emerged out of a year-long residency at Sage Gateshead.
'TALÛŞ' - Melisa Yildirim & Gilad Weiss
An album of collaborations between Making Tracks 2019 Fellow Melisa Yildirim (kamancha) and fretless guitarist Gilad Weiss. For more info about the album, see the Talûş album website.
'HOKIN JANAPAR' - Arsen Petrosyan
The second solo duduk album by 2019 Fellow Arsen Petrosyan, which has gained critical acclaim, including a five-star Songlines Magazine review.
'AFTER THE RAIN' - Luna Silva
Making Tracks 2019 Fellow and singer songwriter Luna Silva's long-awaited debut album! Luna is currently working on a new solo album as well as a second album by her polyphonic vocal trio, Samaïa.
'42 DAYS' - Southeast of Rain (Lemon Guo & Sophia Shen)
Making Tracks 2020 Fellow Lemon Guo's highy-acclaimed experimental album with Sophia Shen. For more info visit Southeast of Rain's website. Lemon is currently working on a collaborative album with Daniel Gouly (UK), building on collaborations that Making Tracks facilitated between them at our 2020 online residency.
'OLIN ENNEN OTRAMAANA' - Barbora Xu
The debut single by Making Tracks 2019 Fellow Barbora Xu (guzheng, kantele, voice), from her upcoming debut album, 'Olin Ennen', to be released via the label Nordic Notes in October 2021.
'SGÒTHAN FADA (Far Clouds) - Corner House
The latest release from fiddle player and Making Tracks 2019 Fellow Louise Bichan's band, Corner House. The band also released a new EP, 'Caribou Music' earlier this year. For more info check out the website for Corner House.
'I NEVER WILL MARRY' - The Magpies
Making Tracks 2020 Fellow Kate Griffin (voice, banjo) is part of two bands. One of them, The Magpies, released 'I Will Never Marry' earlier this year. Kate is currently working on new music with Mozambican musician Matchume Zango, who she first met and collaborated with during the Making Tracks online residency. Her other band Mishra release their next album in October.
'FINDING OURSELVES IN ALL THINGS' - Katariin Raska & Christian Meaas Svendsen
Estonian multi-instrumentalist and Making Tracks 2019 Fellow Katariin Raska's duo EP with Norwegian double bassist Christian Meaas Svendsen.
'MAKING TRACKS 2019 (LIVE TOUR)'
Don't forget that you can listen to the best moments from our last tour, featuring all of our 2019 Making Tracks Alumni on our live album! The album was given a five star review in Songlines Magazine and has been featured on BBC Radio 3 and elsewhere. For more information, visit our Bandcamp page.
To support Making Tracks and our Alumni please consider buying their music, or the latest Making Tracks live album (all proceeds of which go to the musicians). In the meantime, you can listen to tracks from most of the releases above on our Making Tracks Alumni playlist on Spotify!