It has been a tremendous growth process artistically for both the Beledi Ensemble and the Southern Methodist University Dance Division this spring. I commissioned the Ensemble to compose 45 minutes of music for an evening-length work. The music was for film, live performance and dance with video art. The music produced was an excellent blend of their expertise as musicians and their creative abilities as composers to bring the director’s intent to life. A strong work with a variety of texture and feeling was created.
The Beledi Ensemble is a group I would not hesitate to work with again. I feel their music is of the highest musical and creative quality.
Division of Dance
Southern Methodist University
Working with Jamal Mohamed and the Beledi Ensemble was a great pleasure for me.
We did a small ballet together and called it “Trio”. It used three dancers on the floor and three musicians performing fascinating rhythms to the dreams of the dancers.
The ballet was a great success thanks to the original music created by the Beledi Ensemble.
Performance of percussion or flute sounds for your recording session. Jamal’s talents are featured on the following recordings:
D’Drum, Within You Without You — Unicornucopia Records, 2009
Between the Lines, Between the Lines — What Are Records, 1992
Yogarobics — Dance/Exercise video, 1992
Flash to Bangtime, One Minute One Night — Big Bang Records, 1990
Celtic Stone, Enchanted Rock — Stoneware Records, 1989
Mark O’Conner, Meanings Of — Warner Bros., 1986
Celtic Stone, Natural Bridges — Stoneware Records, 1985
Dennis Gonzales, Witness — Daagnim, 1984
Dennis Gonzales, Kukia — Daagnim, 1983
Dennis Gonzales, Kings in Exile — Daagnim, 1982
Beledi Ensemble, Rain Maker — Daagnim, 1982