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MP3 Charmian Callon - The Funky Flute EP

Funky downtempo electronic music featuring flute.

5 MP3 Songs

Born in Laurel Canyon, CA, I grew up in Los Angeles and Maui, Hawaii. I have a musical family - my dad Jim sang and played guitar in 60s psych-rock band The Glass Family and later became the recording engineer and mixer for Parliament-Funkadelic, working on many of their classic albums. When I lived in Maui with my mom, she always listened to Bob Marley. I was introduced to musical instruments when my brother Chris taught me to play the guitar.

I decided to learn the flute after getting really into the wind instruments I heard in jazz and Latin music. I loved the organic and personal feeling of playing the flute. To help me improve my sound, I found a great flute teacher in the world-renowned flautist James Newton. Soon, the flute became my primary instrument and my passion.

After many years of playing in bands and contributing to recording sessions, I have finally created my own funk flute inspired songs. My first-ever solo release, The Funky Flute EP (out on Black Ocean Music in June 2007) features 5 instrumentals: 4 originals and 1 cover. I recorded and produced all the music in my home studio.

I always enjoy learning new instruments. I picked up keyboards a few years ago and my recent additions are melodica, mandolin, and tongue drum.

Current Bands:
Afrobeat Down (Fela Kuti covers and afrobeat originals)
Black Shakespeare and The King Rockers (Reggae/Soul)
Fredalba (L.A. based rock band)

Recent Collaborations:
Tom Burbank: Famous First Words (Planet Mu Records)
Eygptian Lover: Platinum Pyramids
Omid: (OD/Beneath The Surface)

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