The Beating Heart Project pumps its way to South Africa.
The Beating Heart Project joins a collective of artists and enthusiasts in a cause to heal through music.
It’s a heart that beats with the knowing that music has the power to create a world without borders, a world where we can unite as humanity as a whole.
Forged in Sub-Saharan Africa in 2016, the projects vision is to bring forth the world’s largest archive of African Field recordings to the present day.
It aims to inspire the hottest producers to build new compositions using original field recordings.
They have released a critically acclaimed ‘Malawai’ compilation which focuses on artists from Malawi.
Original field recordings have been given new life by the likes of Myy Nu Leng, Rudimental and Machinedrum.
The follow-up to the Malawai compilation focuses on the sounds of South Africa.
This time around the International Library of African music opens its archives to share recordings documented by the late Hugh Tracey from the 1950’s.
With help from Afro Carnival, SNOW, Tru Fonix and Coen ‘South Africa Vol. 1’ is available with more to come.
The Beating Heart is a golden heart of kindness as profits from the series will go to the Women’s Legal Centre, as well as the Access Music Project in Grahamstown.
The Access Music Project is an initiative where students are able to learn about their heritage and music production using the ILAM archive and equipment that has been donated.
May the Beating Heart Project continue to pump unity throughout the world.
Check out ‘South Africa-Vol. 1’ here.