Excited to announce this first selection for our multi-national music efforts based on a true story from Karen Weed in the U.K.
2018 U.K. SONGWRITING COMPETITION
We were so excited to be recognized in this year's UK Songwriting Competition. This is the first year I entered a collaboration with a poet and friend of mine, which ended up as a finalist in the folk category. Another exciting piece was getting to collaborate with a lyricist from the U.K., Karen Weed, who was also a semi-finalist in the lyrics category. This across the pond effort brought much joy to us both.
Finalist/Folk - "Drifting" Collaboration with George Henriksen
Semi-Finalist/Folk - "Turn In To Me" Collaboration with Kim Castelo
Semi-Finalist/Folk- "Baby, Won't You Dance with Me
Semi-Finalist/Folk- "Stone and Wood"
Semi-Finalist/Folk - "It Matters"
Semi-Finalist/Folk- "Speak to Me in London"
A poem, originally written by Karen Weed, became a collaboration after she sent me the words in search of a tune. She then forwarded it to Jim Ankan Deka and a team of creatives to create the final recording and video.
Assam Skies depicts the life and relationship of an English tea planter and Rampiyari, a young tribal girl from the tea gardens of Assam. This is a true story based in the era of colonial rule in India. Rampiyari died of a broken heart when her two children were taken away from her and put into a home for orphans in Assam. It was the same year when their father married his English wife.