March 20, 2011
Silicon Valley, CA
Hold the date to change your state of mind.
On Sunday, March 20-the first day of spring, Spirit Poet/Spoken Word Artist/Percussionist/Producer Diem Jones, aka Drs. H.M. Joy & Fladimir MS Woo will deliver “A Spirit Of Oui,” his third solo CD which is a musical mashup of Spoken Word, Jazz, Funk, Middle Eastern & techno primal percussion accompanied by a cast of multi-cultural musicians, poets & vocalists and “The Year of Oui,” a 220 page book of original daily affirmations.
A Spirit Of Oui
This poetry lead musical journey weaves through themes that promote cultural consciousness, self-awareness and love. Jones’s alter ego, Dr. H.M Joy, teamed with veteran producers David Spradley, D. Baloti Lawrence and Len Wood to co-produce the cd and collaborated with a cast of renowned vocalists; George Clinton, Sheila “Amuka” Brody, Garry Shider, Susanna Peredo, Zuri Universe Soul, Debra Barsha, Moy Eng, Linda Shider and poet; Suheir Hammad, accompanied by a team of internationally acclaimed musicians including; Ray Burton, Frank Colon, Michelle Djokic, Amp Fiddler, Chuck Fishman, Byard Lancaster, G Koop, JD Parran and Len Wood. This CD was recorded in studios located in California, New York, Pennsylvania, Detroit, Florida and Brazil over a 2-year period and is the first release since Jones’s Grammy-nominated cd Equanimity.
The Year of Oui
Released as an eBook, The Year of Oui is a supplement to the music CD A Spirit of Oui. This 220 page collection of original daily affirmations, complimented by photographic contributions from award winning photographers, is designed to inspire appreciation of life and approaches to the challenges of the day. The messages are built on the principle of A.L.L. (Alluring Light of Life) and promote self-reflection.
Love Bug -…the song, the message
Diem collaborated with writers Amp Fiddler, George Clinton, Debra Barsha, Sheila “Amuka” Brody and David Spradley to deliver a call to “stand up, so you can be up,” knowing that you must “stand for something or fall” and when you “get bit by the love bug” you will land with a charge to “hug a mug of joy’” on the sizzling first single Love Bug. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame legend George Clinton makes a cameo vocal contribution informing “every girl & boy (once bit by the Love Bug) know love is a place to throw down from and good when you’re on top.” Vocalists Sheila “Amuka” Brody and Susanna Peredo share lead vocal position with Jones on the English and Spanish versions respectively.
As 2011 springs forward, look for weekly announcements, from OuiOui Productions, of the “release” of singles from the CD beginning with Love Bug on the first day of spring. The entire cd and eBook will be available at iTunes, Tunecore and Soundcloud.com in digital formats as well as disks available at CD Baby or directly from diemjones.com. The book will be available at the iTunes
OuiOui Entertainment is a multi-media company; its production unit, OuiOui Productions, produces music, literary, video products and is based in Silicon Valley, CA. For more information 510-421-3913 or http://www.ouiouiproductions.com