I Am Paul Simon/The Mumbambu Project — Millimeters of Mercury

March 1, 2011 10:21 PM

So, similarly to how Paul Simon used a lot of traditional African melodies/chords/etc., in his Graceland album, I decided to employ a traditional Nigerian folk melody/chord progression for a chorus of a (I think) unique electro pounder.

The melody is quoted as arranged by Quincy Hilliard in his piece "Variations on an African Hymnsong" composed for wind ensemble. (It's frequently performed by high school concert bands for competitions and stuff.) Giving credit where credit is due. Only the melody of the chorus and the chord progression of the chorus are quoted. The lyrics and everything else in between are completely original. :]

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