February 6, 2020
Looking back at the origins of Fourth World music.
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Hassell’s solo debut, Vernal Equinox offered the first glance of what would become known as Fourth World music, drawing on jazz, ambient and minimalism, alongside traditional instruments and harmonies from across Africa and Asia.
Head here for more info in advance of Vernal Equinox’s 20th March release, check out the artwork and tracklist below.
1. Toucan Ocean
2. Viva Shona
4. Blues Nile
1. Vernal Equinox
2. Caracas Night September 11, 1975
Photo by: Roman Koval