Barbadian Drummer revisits “Sound Of Music” Christmas tune
James De Lovell has returned and his sound is once again rocking on Bajan radio and television. The multi-talented percussionist, teacher and producer recently released some songs from his album Interpretations of Traditions, due to be launched early in the New Year.
Just released is Favorite Things, an interpretation as far away from the Julie Andrews classic as you can imagine, while the Ancestors video was released during Independence. Humbug Communication and the Bob Marley/Peter Tosh standard Get Up Stand Up were the first to go on the airwaves.
James is again crossing boundaries working with poet Winston Farrell & Dj Hurricane on the fiery I’m Standing Up, also receiving good rotation on the islands stations. The irresistible rhythms of these songs are but a taste of the delectable smorgasbord of funky expressions which Interpretations of Traditions offers.
There will be a truly deeper meaning to Happy New Year when the collection is released on January 15th 2013. For now, we can enjoy a few sips from the bubbling pot of rhythm that is James De Lovell.