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The ShapeShifter Ensemble album release “The Mercy Suite” by Yusef Komunyakka and Tomas Doncker

“The Mercy Suite”, a collaboration of Pulitzer prize winning poet Yusef Komunyakka and songwriter/producer Tomas Doncker is one of the most refreshing and poignant albums recorded this year. This style of “Future Roots Music” showcases The ShapeShifter Ensembles many gifted contributors such as Meshell Ndegeocello, Corey Glover, Chocolate Genius, Morley, Daniel Sadownick and Hollins Steele.

The Mercy Suite has been described as a “song cycle about Love, Relationships and War”. Each song has its own balance both lyrically and musically, which was blessed with a creatively sonic recording by award winning engineer Benny Steele at the Steele Factory. The musicians and singers that make up The Shape Shifter Ensemble deserve the accolades here with their classic performances that allow these songs to breathe and move with a divine energy .

To hear this wonderful blend of acoustic and future roots music on The Mercy Suite by The Shape Shifter Ensemble, please go to this link www.myspace.com/shapeshifterensemble

Yusef Komunyakka is an award winning poet who currently teaches at New York University. In 1994 he won The Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his collection “Neon Vernacular: New and Selected Poems”. His work is greatly informed by his experiences growing up in the rural south before civil rights and by his days as a soldier in The Vietnam War.

Tomas Doncker is a native of Brooklyn, New York. He has garnered much notoriety as a prolific World Soul recording artists as well as an omnipotent guitarist and producer. His arts pedigree includes being a firmly entreched part of the then burgeoning Lower East Side New York scene that fostered the likes of Madonna, Talking Heads, Bill Laswell,Jean Michel Basquiat and other vibrant personalities. He has been touring the east coast in support of his current project “Small World”.

“The Mercy Suite” by The ShapeShifter Ensemble is available now at http://cdbaby.com/cd/tsse

For more information contact EDclectic Entertainment at 718-455-0092 (ph) or edclectic@earthlink.net

Kevin Harewood-Edclectic Entertainment

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