CHAPTER ONE: "Dee Moo Woor" by Orchestre Baobab (Senegal)
Orchestre Baobab's stunning "Dée Moo Wóor" plays a central role in The Alchemists of Kush.
The Senegalese ballad serves as an anthem for the novel's protagonist, young Raphael Garang.
CHAPTER ONE: "Patience" by Damian Marley (Jamaica) & Nas (Africamerica)
I discovered "Patience" (so to speak) long after I'd completed the novel's first draft. But the
song's excellent lyrics, its piercing sample from "Sabali" by Mali's Amadou and Mariam, and
the stunning Kemetic imagery from its video (which look as if I'd written them for my
novel) make for an unforgettable connection to The Alchemists of Kush.
The Alchemists of Kush - Music Page 1
I was a radio DJ for more than twenty years. Music is a major part of my life, my entree
into cultures around the world, and my fiction. On this page, and on future pages, you'll get
the chance to enjoy some of the music that is featured in my books. And courtesy of the
links, you'll get to buy mp3s and CDs from those artists to support them.
DISCLAIMER: I do not own any of this music or these images and intend no copyright
infringement; I present these materials for entertainment and promotional purposes only. All
materials used belong to their respective rightful and lawful owners.