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Suns of Arqa

creator and mentor Michael Wadada has been continuously investigating the supernatural potential hidden in the Classical Raga structure of the music of India. His mission – to mix the cerebral and illusive cosmological vibrations of Raga, with the mother earth rhythms of Niyabinghi drumming that were surfacing in England in the guise of Dub Reggae.In 1979 Wadada set about recording the ground breaking Suns of Arqa album 'Revenge of the Mozabites' with his friend Adrian Sherwood.

 

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Michael first collaborated with Wadada by designing and writing the booklet for their Seven LP.

He performed with them at festivals such as Womad and The V festival, singing overtones and playing bass guitar, Tibetan Singing Bowls, Morin Khuur and Didgeridoo.

Michael has appeared on Suns of Arqa releases, Animan, Through the Gates We Go & Scared Sacred