Power of Yang
A collaborative effort between musician and vocalist Nikole Texidor and KarmetiK's Manjinder Benning, The Power of Yang is an ethereal, poppy blend of jazz and folk tunes with a dash of electronic sounds and Indian instrumentation. It began as a neo-folk-jazz solo project that was intended to be short and sweet. But became a joint effort halfway through the recording of the album in 2009 and took a year to make. Benning's expertise in electronic music production added an explosive flavour to Texidor's songs and an eclectic mix of Indian and other worldly flavours with the tabla, synths and drums. Nikole Texidor was heavily influenced by her father - a prominent Jazz Percussionist who primarily played with Jazz Icon Rahsaan Roland Kirk in the '60s and '70s. Together they shared the stage with Artists such as Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Led Zepplin, Frank Zappa and Jimi Hendrix to name a few. Roland Kirk passed away in 1977 and J.Habao Texidor in 2007. Engineered and Mixed by Corwin Fox Supported by Canada Council for the Arts.