BEYONDMUSIC
John Lumpkin

ABOUT ME

Created to create, and forgiven to embrace.
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Cultural background

  • United States of America

PROJECT MUSIC

5:30
MANTRA (Hymn to the Mother Earth)
Additinal artists from Nandighosha Group ----- Bruno Steffen: Arrangement, Mixing, Piano, Uno Corda, Harmonium, Synth pads, Strings, Bells, Back. Vocals, Clapping. Vivek Bhurtun: Tabla, Narration, Back.Vocals Rätus Flisch: Double Bass ---- 'MANTRA' (Hymn to Mother Earth) is an offering from all of us to our Mother Earth, who is the foundation of all things, living and non-living. It talks about  human actions to be cultivated to protect the planet and to sustain life on it with peace and harmony. We have many environmental issues, but in the current scenario, when the entire world is still struggling to combat the deadly Covid 19 with many human lives already lost, what we all need to do is to adopt a holistic approach towards living life, a lifestyle that exists in synchronisation with nature. A productive, diverse natural world and a stable climate forms the foundation of a successful civilisation, and its future. We must work together to have a world that functions beyond borders, race, caste, colors, rich, poor, human pride and biases.  If we continue living in ignorance and not change our attitude, we would be subjected to nature's fury and no doubt our planet like earlier times would take its own method of removing all those who are posing a threat to its existence.  So let us celebrate our planet Earth and let us work towards building a protected, valued, and sustainable environment for the future. Together we can have peace and prosperity.
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  • Classical
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  • Indie Pop
  • Jazz
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  • Religious / Spiritual
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  • Vocal
  • World
  • Background vocals
  • Bol
  • Chanting
  • Singer
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Bayan
  • Harmonium
  • Piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Double bass
  • Tambura
  • Violin
  • Bass drum
  • Bell
  • Clapped hands
  • Cymbals
  • Drum set
  • Percussion
  • Snare drum
  • Tabla
  • Bass clarinet
  • Belgium
  • Denmark
  • Germany
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  • Israel
  • Netherlands
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4:47
The Time Is Now
We live on this beautiful planet, we breathe thanks to it. She generously gives us what we need. The song "The Time is Now" is about our relationship and our behavior towards it and our disconnection from each other. We now know that the resources are not limitless and it is time to reconnect. There are no better times than now. The Time is Now
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  • African
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  • Singer
  • Electric piano
  • Piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Bass guitar
  • Drum set
  • Sampler
  • Cameroon
  • France
  • Israel
  • Madagascar
  • Russian Federation
  • Switzerland
  • United States of America
7:12
Air
This song was derived from something we all need. Love is the inner abundance, and like love air is the exterior abundance. It is present and available at all times in our waking and sleeping. While we breathe, let us also remember the inward air of love that reminds us of its presence...creating a circle of true life.
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  • Vocal percussion
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  • Bass guitar
  • Violin
  • Drum machine
  • Drum set
  • India
  • United States of America
5:49
SHIRA
‘’Nature is full of meaning, filled with indescribable music. The trees, the stars and the blue hills ache with a meaning which can never be uttered in words’’ - Rabindranath Tagore Here is how we would like to sum our expression/motivation behind 'Shira' In Silence and Joy I dance to the tune of yours O Mother Earth, I exist because you exist I do not know which language you speak, but I've sung many times in your embrace You have spoken to me through your silence All those traveled through me, Became a melody, a song I sing in silence and joy. ------------------------------------------------- Our composition ‘Shira’ is a melody/ a conversation with the mother nature in awe of her eternal beauty realizing her abundant love, solace and protection. This composition ‘Shira’ is purposefully made without any spoken words as some emotions exist beyond words. We also believe that this composition is made with love for all, no matter which language one speaks.
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  • Asian
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  • Bass
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  • Bass guitar
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  • India
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  • United States of America
7:43
Alfa
Alpha, the mature son of his Mother Nature who was not Her first manifestation of Life, but the first to understand some of Mothers deepest mysteries. Universal Mother of all Life, who forgives everything to Her son, giving him everything he will need to live. Even a virus if so.. Until the day when She herself needs Healing, for so many pains that She receives from this rational and intelligent son. Ours is the power to crystallize all Her beauty and health. The power to ask for forgiveness in all the languages of our “Babel tower”, or to simply abandon that request and start to compensate Mother simply recognizing Her importance, not just the mysteries. A daily gesture mirrored in us, sons, reflecting on our total dependence on Her well being. Hindi poetry represents the Mother's voice, who this time scolds and asks why we continue to call her Mother..Portuguese poetry represents your son's request for forgiveness. And all the sounds registered in the song such as all the timbres, felt this call inevitably. Gratitude Brothers and Sisters! Gratitude Mother!
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  • Ambient
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  • World
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  • Vocal ensemble
  • Piano
  • Bass guitar
  • Sarangi
  • Drum set
  • Sampler
  • Cameroon
  • India
  • Mexico
  • Portugal
  • United States of America
5:19
Last Dance
Randy: It's a poetic image using a metaphor of the world spinning around its axis as a dance and since, the planet's life is at risk, we decide to join pleading for mercy of life of the planet to continue by strategically asking whatever thing or thug that places the world at risk of dying to at least let it get one last dance. It's when you are left with no options and decide to reason out with the who hold's your life in his or her hands. Also since i believe music uplifts the spirit so it only naturally seems fair when worse comes worse the world will go out by way of dancing to death or rather being killed by music so that that vehicle can uplift the soul and carry it to the Great Beyond rather than getting killed by a thug. The idea of pleading for one more dance, is a strategy which would allow us to think of a more lasting solution while we're at it - (dancing if we get allowed to by the thug). I could go on and on and on...
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  • Funk
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  • Israel
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  • Tanzania
  • United States of America
4:03
La Yo Yavsin Koy (Lets Not Fold Our Arms)
Climate Change is an international call for concern, but the truth is that each community experiences it differently. Tropical regions that depend on agriculture, are having inconsistent rain and dry seasons which lead to low yields and on the other side of the globe; ice is melting; and all these changes are frightening especially to local communities that don't have enough power to effect change at the top echelons of global power. La Yo Yavsin Koy; is an African folk styled original fusion which calls for leaders and for humanity at large to not fold our arms towards the issues brought about by global warming. It also paints a picture of the small but strong changes that occur in some of these communities.
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  • Alternative
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4:09
Atmosphere (I Know)
This collaboration is centered around the Earth from a Mothers perspective. "If Mother Earth could talk to us as her children, what would she say?" The following generations depend on our fight to live together with nature and each other, not divided.
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  • Ambient
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  • Background vocals
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  • Singer
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  • Duduk
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  • Armenia
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4:29
Che senso ha
Another picture of the dramatic situation of our planet and our humanity that is missing somewhere… “…Starving children who die … Helpless cries call us… …How many violence oppress us … The indifferences that weigh on the bitter conscience of too many atrocities… …And all the weapons they sell without any minimum scruple… …Unnecessary waste reflects all the serious mistakes of an old civilization… …Contradictions chase us and the privileges that separate us… And we who stand by and watch… Who among us can still accept… What is the answer to give… So, what does it means…”
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  • Jazz-Rock
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  • Singer-songwriter
  • Cello
  • Double bass
  • Electric guitar
  • Guitar
  • Drum set
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • United States of America
4:31
Tell me captain
Tell me captain it’s a grooving rhythm and blues that give “a lighthearted take on what's going on in the world” (Elly). We won’t accept, we won’t give up, we will “…keep on running against the wave, keep on singing in the rain, keep on loving life and human beings…” (Diego)
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  • Blues
  • R&B / Soul
  • Choir
  • Singer
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  • Electric piano
  • Double bass
  • Guitar
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  • Italy
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5:56
Camino del Corazón
Much of our decisions, however thoughtful they may be, end up being more honest and balanced when generated in the heart. Still, many decisions turn out to be too much analyzed by the mind and mirrored in external objects, and it is here that we often commit the greatest crimes against ourselves and everything around us. This is the time to make vital decisions for the conservation of our Planet, and consequently all of the species that inhabit it. It is necessary to heal the mind, silencing it and spending more time with the heart, with its intimate beats, with the silences and inner noises too. Precisely in its depths, we will always find an answer that will never jeopardize Life, in all its contexts. After my travel to Peru to meet Mother Forest Amazon, my thoughts became also in Spanish for the "Camino del Corazón" our "Caminho do Coração" in Portuguese, after all, sister Cultures with the same blood, same language, and the strongest vibration that I brought with me to Portugal believes that we all can find this "Path of the Heart" sooner rather than later. Mariana Baraj, John Lumpkin and David Stauffacher, all accept the invitation to travel this path, passing between where I am Portugal, Argentina, USA and Switzerland, contributing with all their hearts!
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  • Soprano
  • Vocal percussion
  • Whistling / Humming
  • Synthesizer
  • Bass guitar
  • Caxixi
  • Conga
  • Cymbals
  • Drum set
  • Shekere
  • Triangle
  • Udu
  • Sampler
  • Argentina
  • Portugal
  • Switzerland
  • United States of America
5:37
MA DING WA AVALE ONE ( I LOVE YOU JUST THE WAY YOU ARE )
MA DING WA AVALE ONE ( I LOVE YOU JUST THE WAY YOU ARE ) est une chanson composée par John Lumpkin II et chantée et écrite par Danielle Eog Makedah. cette chanson est l'ode d 'une mère à son enfant trisomique. Elle lui dit à quel point elle l'aime au delà de sa différence. Cette chanson prône l'amour inconditionnel et la tolérance. Cette chanson rappelle que chaque vie est précieuse.
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221 votes
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  • Jazz-Pop
  • Neo-Soul
  • R&B / Soul
  • Mezzo-soprano
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Cameroon
  • United States of America
3:15
The Race Conversation
This piece is based on the conversation that we can have as a human race about the one thing we all want, true value through love.
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111 votes
  • Instrumental
  • Jazz
  • Synthesizer
  • Drum set
  • Duduk
  • Turkey
  • United States of America
1:51
Through my years
Duduk melody is combined with Jazzi style.
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4 votes
  • Improvisational
  • Jazz
  • Bass
  • Duduk
  • Armenia