American Autumn


American Autumn
Performed By Afro-Jersey
Album UPC 700261385129
CD Baby Track ID 12290309
Label Afro-Jersey
Released 2013-07-13
BPM 104
Rated 0
Year 2013
Spotify Plays 367
Writer Theresa Francis Roche
Pub Co Blabbermusic
Writer Aboubacar S Conde
Pub Co Blabbermusic
Composer Aboubacar S Conde, Theresa Francis Roche
Clearance Sync & All Media Uses
Rights Controlled Master
Rights Easy Clear: Master
Original/Cover/Public Domain original
Country United States - New York


Three NYC musical treasures, blending American and West African Folk music, produce a solid,
hyphenated, musical hybrid, rich in joyful, rhythmic discovery, and captivating lyrics.


Afro-Jersey was formed in 2008 when old friends Terre Roche and Sidiki Conde began to write songs together in both English and Mandingo just for fun.
Terre Roche is best known for being one of The Roches. She has worked with Paul Simon, Laurie Anderson, Was Not Was, Philip Glass, Kathy Mattea, Meredith Monk and the Indigo Girls to name a few. She sang the role of Squeaky Fromme in John Moran's opera, The Manson Family. She was one of the soloists on Robert Fripp's album "Exposure". In 1998 she put out a solo CD, "The Sound of a Tree Falling". Terre collaborated with jazz pianist Garry Dial on the 2008 release "Us an'Them", a collection of national anthems from around the world featuring musicians from the countries all of whom were living in New York City. From 2002 to the present, Terre has led the popular "Sunset Singing Circle", a Battery Parks City sponsored singalong which takes place in May and June. Currently she is the musical coordinator for Lanny Harrison's "Characters in Motion" class at the New York Shambhala Center and has been a featured artist in Mark Lamb Dance's spectacular multi-media salons, featuring music, dance and spoken word performances.
Sidiki Conde hails from Guinea, West Africa. In 1987, he became a member of Les Merveilles de Guinea, founded the year before by Komoko Sano, who urged him to learn the West African music and dance that the group performed. Conde became a soloist in the troupe and served as rehearsal master, composing and directing the company’s repertoire. He also worked as a musician and arranger with Youssou N’Dour, Salifa Keita, Baba Maal and other popular musicians. In 1998, Conde’s music brought him to the United States, and he founded the Tokounou All-Abilities Dance and Music Ensemble the next year. . He is the subject of the 2013 documentary "You Don't Need Feet To Dance".
In 2010 Afro-Jersey became a trio with the addition of multi-instrumentalist Marlon Cherry. Marlon's musical history includes work with a wide array of artists in many genres. In the mid 80's he spent time as bassist for southern punk legends Anti-Seen before releasing a solo ep "Life After Theatre" and moving to New York where he became a member of the tribal rock group Mecca Bodega, releasing 6 cd's with them including the soundtrack to the HBO original film "Subway Stories", working with directors including Jonathan Demme, Abel Farrara, & Alison McLean. He's also done extensive work with Chris Rael's indo-pop outfit Church of Betty, performance artist Penny Arcade, Australian didjeridoo player Simon 7's Didjworks, NYC ukelele duo Sonic Uke, singer-songwriter Rachel Loshak, transgender punk icon Jayne County and in recent years has recorded and performed with The Roches (Maggie, Terre, & Suzzy) in their various trio/duo forms. He also perfomed with dancer / choreographer Wendy Perron in her original work "Downtown Underground" at the 1997 Lincoln Center Summer Festival. Marlon currently creates music for various dance companies. He is an accompanist for dance classes at The Paul Taylor Studio, Barnard College and other schools in New York City.

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