The Color Of Dusk (Songs Set To Poems From "The Women of Plums: Poems In The Voices Of Slave Women" by Dolores Kendrick)

by Wall Matthews

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He comes in the night It be dark No moon He do some funny things to me Then he dies in my arms
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He comes in the night It be dark No moon He do some funny things to me Then he dies in my arms

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The powerful and image rich poetry of Washington DC poet laureate Dolores Kendrick set to music featuring delta based guitar, African drums, and emotional vocals.
Vibe Magazine :
"...a stirring tribute to the emotions of any female slave who has ever walked the earth....THE COLOR OF DUSK is a tragic history set to appropriate, moving music..."
VH 1 :
"Truly riveting... an amazing album..imagine Ry Cooder meets Aretha Franklin..."

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released June 5, 2020

Wall Matthews: Composer, Guitar, Percussion, Kalimba
Aleta Greene: Vocals, Harmony Vocal Arrangements and Narrations
Abdoul Doumbia: Lead Djembe
Matt Young: Dun Dun
Dolores Kendrick; Narration on The Praying Ground and Canticle Of A Black Lady
Engineers: Jon Golden, Andy Peterson, Victor Giordano
Mixed by Victor Giordano
All poems by Dolores Kendrick
Cover art: Paul Bennett
Produced by Wall Matthews

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Wall Matthews Columbia, Maryland

Multi-instrumentalist Wall Matthews, was a founding member The Entourage Music & Theater Ensemble from 1973-1983. He has continued as a solo artist. Musician Magazine described his work: "On guitar a six string wonder, on piano a gifted miniaturist matching classical structure with a folkish sense of line." ... more

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