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About Dave Yowell:

Dave Yowell
Dave playing his berimbau on the banks of the Rio Jacuipe

Dave is a multi-instrumentalist, arranger, producer and composer with many strings to his bow.
He was born in 1954 and spent his formative years in Nairobi, Kenya where he absorbed many influences from the diverse musical culture, ranging from tribal Wakamba drumming, to Arabian and Indian music, prevalent on the coast.

Upon moving to London in 1972, his influences and musical collaborations became yet even more diverse, in that great cosmopolitan hot-house of musical experimentation.

During the 80's he also spent a couple of years touring around the Middle East where he bought his first semi-pro recording equipment, which was the seed that gave life to his music recording and production career.

In 1985, he founded the successful recording studio and production company Sultan Sound in North London (UK), where he recorded and produced many album projects that went on to be hits in Ghana, Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and France.
In 1995, he spent a year in the Ivory Coast, West Africa - working for Marlboro cigarettes / Lauging Bear - "Le Rock-In" - playing, recording and collaborating with the local musicians, some of whom he is still collaborating with to this day.

From 1996 to 1998, he also worked extensively in Accra, Ghana, recording and collaborating with many well known Ghanian artists, where he absorbed the laid back Hi-Life, Palm Wine, Kpalogo and Afrobeat grooves that permeate most of West Africa.

But that wasn't all - in between his trips to West Africa, his eclectic tastes also led him into the underground / alternative / dance / house music scene, with his partner Jon Helmer - one of their hits being the 12" vinyl dance EP "Prayer Tower" under the artistic name of "The Paradise Organisation".
The late and great John Peel (BBC) was a big fan and often played tracks from the Paradise Organisation's ground breaking album "Guerrilla Warfare and Soap Powder", from which came the term "Progessive House".

Today:
Dave currently lives in Salvador, Brazil where he is busy absorbing the wonderful musical diversity of Brazilian music.
You can hear some of the fruits of this on the site, by clicking on this link: On a Brazilian tip
Dave and any of his co-artists on the site are also available for individual musical commissions should you not find exactly what you are looking for....just drop him a line via the contact form and you can be sure he will reply personally.

As well as being well plugged into the 'alternative' music scene, he has also collaborated and worked with:

Madness -UK
Left Field- UK
Transglobal Underground -UK
Moreno Veloso - Brazil
Kassim - Brazil
Hugh Masekela - South Africa
Judge Jules (DJ) - UK

Al Finjan - Egypt / Palestine / UK
Osibisa - Ghana
Ben Brako - Ghana
E. T. Mensah - Ghana
Rex Omar - Ghana
Thomas Frimpong - Ghana
Nana Acheampong - Ghana
Charles Amoah - Ghana
A. B. Crentsil - Ghana
Abdul Tee-Jay's Rokoto - Sierra Leone
Captain Yaba - Ghana
Atongo Zimba - Ghana
Mose Fan Fan - DR of Congo
Tiken Jah Fakoly - Ivory Coast
Jon-K - Ghana
The Tagoe Sisters - Ghana
Nana Budgei - Ghana
Kwabena Kwabena - Ghana
Gyedu-Blay Ambolley - Ghana
Bessa Simmons - Ghana
Paulina Oduro - Ghana
The Western Diamonds - Ghana

Some of Dave's Film and TV credits:

The In Laws - Feature Film
Everybody Loves Sunshine - Feature Film
Queer Eye For The Straight Guy - Bravo cable television network
Sex and the City first and second series - HBO
Anthony Bourdain No Reservations - Discovery Travel & Living channel
Life Without Dick - Feature Film
William and Kate - The movie
America's next top model - CW Network
Dirty Pretty Things – Feature Film
Indian Ocean With Simon Reeve - BBC
Dr Oz - TV.com
Californication - Showtime My Last Five Girlfriends - Feature Film
50 things to do before you die - BBC
Scarred - MTV Real Sex 31 - HBO
Top Gear - BBC
Shipping Wars - Channel 4 (UK)
Gene Simmons Family Jewels - A&E
Swamp Wars - Animal Planet
Afraid Of The Dark - History channel
Pawn Stars UK - History channel
Hoarders - A&E network 10 Years Younger (Australia) - Channel 4 (UK)
A To Z of TV Gardening - BBC
Human Planet - BBC Deadly 60 - BBC
Extreme Fishing With Robson Green - Channel 5 (UK)
Weird Connections - Discovery channel

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Charities:

Dave Yowell
Dave allows registered charities free access to his catalogue under certain conditions, please contact Dave to arrange download rights
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A list of charities and NGO's already using his music:
Tearfund.org (UK)
Actionaid.org (UK)
Doctorsoftheworld.org.uk
lcc.org.uk
ms.dk
Survival-international.org
International medical corps-UK
Viva a Vida - Brazil