Hamsa Lila - 05-15-2005

Hamsa Lila

05-15-2005
Joshua Tree Music Festival
Joshua Tree, CA

recording type: AUD
shn: yes; book/page: 4/47
quality rating: A

[show] (301:30)
1. ? > (9:54)
2. ? (9:31)
3. Eh Mustapha > (10:36)
4. Mustapha jam (3:37)
5. ...Elijah's birthday... (1:04)
6. Duma Adue (10:34)
7. cannot fool the truth, oom na due aye-aye (9:18)
8. some body (6:59)
9. the source is within, nurture the land + (12:10)
10. ? + (7:04)
11. oh-yea (10:18)
12. Om Tara (8:40)
13. cargo ship? (7:25)
14. sister seven (11:44)
15. Salamat (5:46)
16. mon-zi-ah, back to the sea * (20:18)
17. Turka Lila (19:55)
18. ? (6:54)
19. i can hear my mother (7:46)
20. Boujaloud > (5:37)
21. oh-za-la whoa-oa oh-za-la (7:21)
22. sheeba-banore, fly away home (9:33)
23. ? (10:05)
24. ? > (11:19)
25. ? > (4:12)
26. i can see these visions in my minds eye > (28:19)
27. Oshun (7:28)
28. Honkati (9:49)
29. past present future (9:41)
30. a-boo-yah-yah oh (7:25)
31. ? (8:10)
32. ...banter... (3:14)

John Hooley sat in the entire show on woodwinds, vocals and various devices.
+ with Ganja Giri on didj.
* with John Dutro beatboxin'.

This performance was a single set 'lila' that ran from 1:00am until dawn.

source: SDB -> Sony MD70 -> SB Extigy -> SoundForge XP -> FLAC Frontend

The band's regular soundman was absent, and the engineer deserves credit for adapting to an exotic mix of seven core players & their many unique instruments, as well as an array of guest performers. He also shared duties fixing technical stage issues on the fly in the dark desert night, and as a result there are moments when the mix is imbalanced. The time that elapses until the mix is corrected you can be assured a more urgent fire was being put out. There are other mixing adjustments that occur sporadically during songs, as well as some low level buzz (grounding on an amp possibly) in spots, but the vast majority of the performance is a treat to the ears. It was magic to be on hand.

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