Gwilym Morus
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Gwilym Morus


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Having sang Welsh ballads from very early childhood with his mother, Morus has an instinctive feel for the folk music of his native Wales. Although being so firmly rooted in a tradition, his music also betrays a very modern approach to such an old genre. A close listen to his guitar style will reveal world music influences, with echoes of the rhythmic patterns of the kora (African harp), while his exposure to western black music is evident in his soulful vocals. Baring in mind this breadth of references which he balances so well in his compositions, it would be fair to say that Morus is unique.

He has played extensively throughout Wales, building a strong local following in the Snowdon area where he lives. As a solo performer he is a regular at most acoustic and folk events in the area and has successfully promoted many of his own gigs. In recent years he has been a regular contributor to Welsh language radio and television: the live three track demo included here was recorded exclusively for the BBC last September.

World music plays a large part in Morus’ collaborative projects: namely Drymbago, the 11 piece afro-funk outfit he fronts, and Alternative Information, the international project he set up with two Palestinian musicians while visiting the West Bank in 2006. Drymbago have recently been busy on the small festival circuit and have played some notable gigs at London club events; they are about to present their first album on Morus’ own label Eilio. Alternative Information is also close to releasing the first full album of collaborations, also on the Eilio label.

Morus is currently working on a contemporary folk album of Welsh and English material, as well as another funk orientated project titled Bwcomashi.