A cultural melting pot of soul, RnB, rock, pop, poetry, jazz, funk, classical and more, ‘Nine Beats to the Bar’ is a new album from a collective of world class musicians from around the globe. Based around what they describe as ‘the ancient wisdom of the Beatitudes’ (a popular set of verses from the bible), it’s an exploration of today’s world through ancient words. Watch here
Said to have been spoken by Jesus himself, the Beatitudes are a manifesto for a new world order. It’s a widely held thought that these passages might just hold the key to rectifying some of the world’s problems, and it is around this belief that the music on this album is written and executed. As such, the words, lyrics and music all come together to tell the tale of our times, and shine a light on ideas that might change things.
It all makes for a very intriguing listen, and while it wont be to everyone’s tastes it’s certainly worth a listen. It may just introduce some ideas that are tough to ignore.