CultureMix devised the first Distant Mix project so RASPO Steel Orchestra, Jnr Watson and guest musicians stay connected with online musical creativity during the lockdown.
The words ‘we’ll be together’ from ‘Is This Love’ by Bob Marley and the Wailers brings hope during the isolation of lockdown and inspired the first song chosen for the Distant Mix project.
RASPO players joined guest musicians including L2R producer and keyboardist Jajii, Grammy award winning producer Don Chandler on bass guitar, jazz saxophonist Jason Yarde, Kisha Lowe on backing vocals, and Jah Herbert from IYA Rebels on guitar.
A clever double take with CultureMix’s Paul Jr Watson is the verbal exchange between him and his other persona reggae artist Jnr Watson. Jnr delivers the rich vocal with charm and presence between snippets of fascinating banter with his doppelganger co-presenter.
Through accessible technology the isolated RASPO musicians and guests are brought together as a virtual orchestra and share a glimpse into their lockdown homes and gardens.
‘Is This Love’ is a delightfully uplifting film, bringing a few minutes of joy and unity during these challenging times.
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