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Movement 04:16
Come Closer 06:05


Belly was our first EP, released on September 11th 2008. We were in the fetal stages of developing our sound. You will hear live Hip-Hop with a jazz influence, challenging collaborations and lyricism revealing both the activist and science fiction geek in emcee Pierce Freelon.


released September 11, 2008

YahZarah, vocals; Mark Wells, vocals; Seed and Harvest Gospel Choir, vocals; Al Strong, trumpet; Andy Kleindienst, trombone; Tim Smith, alto and tenor sax; Wayne Leechford, tenor and baritone sax; Nnenna Freelon, vocals; Scott Sawyer, guitar


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The Beast North Carolina

Now in its tenth year, The Beast is an innovative and electrifying hip hop and jazz ensemble, known for pushing creative boundaries and dynamic collaborations. Straight outta Durham, the cultural and entrepreneurial nexus of a new south, The Beast is a home-grown artistic force, mixing tap-dancers, puppeteers, and spoken word artists into its repertoire. ... more

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