BEYONDMUSIC
Alex Wilson

ABOUT ME

Now based in Switzerland, Alex Wilson who is of mixed English-African heritage, is one of the foremost keyboard players from the UK. He has travelled to sixty countries appearing with artists as diverse as Wynton Marsalis, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Ernest Ranglin, Marc Anthony, Cheo Feliciano, Jocelyn Brown, Courtney Pine, Hugh Masakela (RIP), Madou Sidiki Diabaté & DJ Snowboy.
His composing & production career is equally diverse writing commissions for Harrogate International Festival (Concerto for Kora & Piano featuring Seckou Keita), Aldeburgh Music and The Royal Opera House, theatre scores to his TV music placed on Channel 4, the series ‘24’, CNN, Discovery Channel and the Sandra Bullock film The Proposal. In the autumn of 2017, EMI sent Alex to Havana to compose and produce music in the traditional “Buenavista” style. Creator of the annual London Latin Jazz Fest and with nine solo albums to his name including Mali Latino, which achieved a Songlines Top of the World accolade.
  • Achievement
  • Authenticity
  • Compassion
  • Competency
  • Creativity
  • Fairness
  • Leadership
  • Learning
  • Listening
  • Loyalty
  • Making a difference
  • Meaningful work
  • Peace
  • Reputation
  • Respect
  • Teamwork

My homepage

www.alexwilson.net

Cultural background

  • Sierra Leone
  • United Kingdom

PROJECT MUSIC

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4:29
Beu-bâ (life is duality)
beubah in the "yezum" language of central Cameroon means "two". This song evokes the mystery of the duality of the planet (good and evil, life and death, for and against, the beginning and the end, etc.. Beuba The mystery of the planet where opposites must live together
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  • Pop
  • Background vocals
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Piano
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Bass guitar
  • Cello
  • Viola
  • Violin
  • Drum set
  • Mbira / Sanza/ Thumb piano
  • Cameroon
  • Denmark
  • Sierra Leone
  • Spain
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
4:01
Nature Has Decided (Nature Has Decided (Niza Simukonda, Rodry-Go, Nolita Golding, Alex WIlson)
It all began when Niza in the city of Lusaka, Zambia reached out to Alex in Erlenbach, a village in Switzerland, via the platform Beyond Music in order to suggest a collaboration. Alex was immediately struck by Niza’s artistic presence and the quality of his voice and they soon started to discuss possible concepts. It being the time of COVID, they decided upon the theme “Nature Has Decided”, recognising that humanity was currently going through an “ego check”, keeping many people at home and restricting their travel, work and personal activities. Niza managed to make it into a studio and recorded a vocal idea with guitar accompaniment, which leapt out of Alex’s studio speakers and the train was set in motion. Colombian vallenato seemed to fit like a glove … vocalist, rapper and percussionist Rodry-Go was brought on board along with impressive Soulful Latin vocalist, Nolita Golding who is based in London and of mixed Tenerife-UK heritage. Suddenly there were lyrics and melodies flying around in three different languages - Bemba, Spanish and English - and after a great deal of creative sweat the track began to come to life! This is a unique collaboration and a direct result of our participation in the Beyond Music platform, for which we are grateful. The connection has now been made, art has been created and who knows where it will take us next! We hope you enjoy the fruits of our endeavours and our statement to the world.
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  • African
  • Latino
  • R&B / Soul
  • Singer
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Piano
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Bass guitar
  • Electric guitar
  • Conga
  • Cowbell
  • Drum set
  • Timbales
  • Colombia
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • Zambia
No submissions for Beyond Music Project Volume 1.