TIME TELLS THE STORY is a spoken-word album of traditional themed stories from Guyana, South America and Alkebulan. The stories within this album will transport you to the Amazonian Rainforest and the open savannah, like in THE KORA PLAYER who meets his end in the mouth of an old deaf LION, or The BLIND MAN who doesn’t take the advice of his TAILOR, and then an alluring seductive, WATTA MUMMER tale, of pleasurable gifts and dangerous liaisons.
TuuP – is an oral traditional storytelling artist, born in England of Guyanese parents.
Mantu – is a drummer/programmer and creative soundscape artist, from London.
Both artists work in collaboration with TRANSGLOBAL UNDERGROUND. A Global-Dub-Dance-Fusion music group, of ground breaking sound and social commentary.
TIMES TELLS THE STORY has a unforgettable rhythmic pulsating soundtrack, which is supported by a elemental, atmospheric, soundscape. The music frames the stories and carries the listener from track one through to track eight. Long may the journey continue.
In fact THEE UNSPOKEN WORD’S ground zero is an album called, CHILDREN OF THE SWEET WATER. A storytelling album about the story of MELUSINE, her two sisters and their Mother’s curse. A storytelling album produced by THEE UNSPOKEN WORD & TRANSGLOBAL UNDERGROUND 2021.
THEE UNSPOKEN WORD
PARTICIPANTS & INSTRUMENTALISTS:
Tim Whelan – Keyboard & Arranger on The Kora Player and The Lion.
Larry Whelan – Horn arrangements on The Snake King, Watta Mummer, The Kora Player and The Lion.
Doreen Thobekile – Vocals on The Kora Player and The Lion, The Rainbow Snake.
Rav Neiyyar – Traditional Dhol drum player on The Kora Player and The Lion.
Marque Gilmore – Soundscape Composer & Drummer on Bloodlines (composed for radio airplay).
TuuP: (aka, Godfrey Duncan) Oral Traditional Storyteller, Poet, Arranger, Producer, Thee Unspoken Word.
Hami: (aka, Hamilton Lee) Soundscape Composer, Drummer, Arranger, Producer, Transglobal Underground.
All album tracks produced, arranged, engineered and mastered by Hami and TuuP, except Track 5.
Eve Cardonnet – Photographer
Nick Clark – Graphic sleeve design
Nick Robbins – Album Executive Masterer
Special thanks to: The CrickCrackClub, Apple & Snakes Poetry Collective,
The Society for Storytelling UK. Eric & Jessica Huntley, Flora Devi and Marc Mathews.
Other storytelling album produced: Children Of The Sweet Water.
(The Story of MELUSINE, and Her Sisters and a Mother’s Curse)
Album recorded at, Mantu Mansions, Ladbroke Grove.
A Production by THEE UNSPOKEN WORD.
Time tells the story of the past, looking over the shoulder of the present, while holding the hand of the future, listen if you have ears to hear!