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Malaika (live demo) – The Black Penguins

This is a live stereo demo recording of the song “Malaika” in the process of being made from around 2011. This was probably the second or third time we ever played it. I took that stereo recording then added some subtle keys, intro nature sounds, and the various video clips along with their audio as well.

Ben Colbeck – Guitar
Al Carter – Drums
eric toledo – Lead Guitar, Keys

Video edited by eric toledo using Final Cut Pro. Original footage by Wyatt Smith aka bIONIX and eric toledo. Plus random clips.
*I do not own the rights to some of the video footage used.

About Malaika

The chords and riff were written by Ben as well as the name of the song, “Malaika”.

Malaika is a Swahili song. Malaika generally means “angel” in Swahili. As is the case with many Swahili words, it is ultimately derived from Arabic. An alternative Swahili meaning is a “baby” or “small child”, hence at least one particular traditional version of the song is commonly used as a lullaby throughout East Africa. One of the better known versions is possibly the most famous love song in Kenyan pop music, as well as being one of the most widely known of all Swahili songs.

Hear more music by The Black Penguins @ http://music.theblackpenguins.com/

Take 5 – The Black Penguins

NEW ALBUM by ‎The Black Penguins‬
A mix of songs from late 2013, 2010, and 2008.
*there are individual album covers for each song, also goodies for those who download the whole album.

http://music.theblackpenguins.com/album/take-5

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Cuatro – The Black Penguins

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The New 7 track album from The Black Penguins “Cuatro“. Full of electronic beats and guitars making all kind of noises.

Download the full album here: http://music.theblackpenguins.com/album/cuatro

The Black Penguins – Mark it Zero

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My new album is called, “Mark it Zero”. It was recorded from Feb 20th to Feb 25th, 2011 at warehouse #37 Gasoline Alley Chico, CA. It was cold, damp and noisy.

Engineered by The Black Penguins.

Al Carter …. Drums, electronic drums, noises
Dave Emmert …. Bass, noises
Eric Toledo …. Guitar, samples, keys, programming, noises