Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra – World Of Funk


Lee has as an uncanny ability to pick-up and play any instrument he can lay his hands on (his studio is like a candy-store for curious musicians) and for World of Funk he went global playing sitar, ektar, Balaphone, Tanpura, kalimba, Steel drum, Guitarron, Moroccan castanets, Cithare, vibraphone, Xylophone, Bulbul tarang, Charango, Bouzouki, talking drum, and Udu.

Adding to Lees melting pot of sounds are guests from around the world. Brazilian singer-multi instrumentalist Curumin (Hailing from Sao Paulo, and of Japanese/Spanish Brazilian background) and British/Egyptian singer Natacha Atlas completely embody the spirit of World of Funk. While on-tour in Los Angeles this Summer Lee locked down three very special collaborations. The first was with Chhom Nimol the LA based Cambodian singer with the band Dengue Fever. Lee made an instrumental track with Clutchy Hopkins (which includes the sound of a 1960′s Smith and Corona typewriter!) for Dengue Fever member Paul Smith who recorded Chhoms haunting vocal. A chance meeting with Bardo of Chicano Batman on Sunset Boulevard led to some garage-y flavored West Coast Latino-funk. And then both Willie McNeal and Money Mark suggested Lee work with Cava.

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01. Bina
02. Ghost In The Rain (feat. Clutchy Hopkins & Chhom Nimol)
03. Ethio (feat. Michael Leonhart)
04. Cairo Cairo (feat. Natacha Atlas)
05. Nao Vacila (feat. Curumin)
06. La Eterna Felicidad (feat. Bardo Martinez)
07. Nanny Jee (feat. Nanny G)
08. Iceberg (feat. Elliot Bergman of NOMO)
09. Booya (feat. Michael Leonhart)
10. The Mighty Atlas (feat. Natacha Atlas)
11. Mi Ilusion (feat. Cava)
12. Accelerate
13. Tablacadabra
14. Hairy Krishner

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3 Responses to “Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra – World Of Funk”

  1. Merkaba says:

    incredible instrumentation!

  2. Andrew says:

    Yep, I’m a big Shawn Lee fan and he is always doing something interesting and worth your ears attention.

  3. hahaha388 says:

    the link is dead!

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