The Lost Rhythms of Kitara MP3

A magical venture into an ancient rhythm that inspired a nation and influenced the western world.



In an ancient kingdom far away, in a time long, long ago there once was music that flowed across the land and uplifted the spirits of all the people who heard it. The rhythms were from the land and played by the people for great spirit who loved them.
Times changed and the people moved but the rhythms stayed with them. Across oceans and between civilisations the music lived deep in the heart of the people for they felt the love of great spirit in the music.
Eventually after changing forms many times the rhythms returned back to where they came from long, long ago in the heart of the Africa. This ancient kingdom was called Kitara.

Written in and around Penzance, Cornwall 2012-13.

Thank you to Karen Kay for making space for ‘coffee time’, James Armstrong & Travis Knepper for their inspirational work on Afro-Haitian rhythms and the cafe owners around Penzance for their easy going and relaxed atmospheres.

Programming, synths and electric guitar Michael Tingle. Composed, written and arranged Michael Tingle.

Mastered by John Cornfield.