Welcome to Cauldron Records Music, home to some of the most unique jazz and world music artists
3 o’clock early, at dawn… In my car returning home from my radio broadcast and listening to melodies of the divine voice of the jazz singer Mark Murphy… Being really fascinated. The band accompanying him is playing amazingly well and making me shed tears… Looking at the sky and saying: “Oh my God, this is what I want to do in the future… I want such a band”
Some years later I met these amazing musicians that helped my dream come true.
Jazz Griot is a journey through the African continent and its multi-faceted musical culture. In the times of kings, the West African griots belonged to a caste of wandering poets and musicians whose art was dedicated to celebrating their patrons.
Today the Griot has crossed the borders beyond his homeland. Inspired by the new dimensions he explored overseas, be it on the dusty paths of the countryside or in the narrow streets of cities, he comes back to the land of his birth, to sing it anew, to celebrate it again and rediscover it with the youth of those who have waited long.
“New Age” features 10 songs that are sung in Ewe, French and English. It conveys a message of love, peace and denounces major social problems that plague the human community. The album New Age is a personal rebirth. Toto has accompanied well-known African musicians on their tours, but now is the time for him to fly on his own creative energy. This is also a call for the world to be reborn, where hatred and strife can be put aside and music can lead the way to a united hope.