BOHEMIAN THOUGHT: Magnificent Dyslexic

Written by on August 26, 2011

Bohemian Thought - Magnificent DyslexicA work of true inspiration steeped in triumph over personal struggle, Wellington based spoken word artist Bohemian Thought delivers a positive message with his debut album ‘Magnificent Dyslexic’, released in New Zealand through Dharma Records / Southbound.

A spoken word poet, singer, songwriter and percussionist (aka poetic philosopher) Bohemian connected with the local Wellington soul, funk, jazz and reggae scenes. After stints spent jamming with Batucada, Sam Manzanza & the Rhythm Africa Band and Olmecha Supreme, Bohemian Thought arrived at a space to develop his own songs  with the assistance of Auckland producer Brofessional, The Urban Soul Orchestra (UK), studio engineer Benny Tones and a host of  accomplished local musicians. Bohemian aims to inspire understanding and acceptance through his music which he has termed “true soul” music and essentially explores the concept of freedom, as seen through a dyslexic eye.

Magnificent Dyslexic songs of freedom, “Emancipation of the spirit”

“Bohemian Thought travels a rare path founded by the likes of Gil Scott Heron and The Last Poets. His lyrics are not for the light hearted but his heart is in the right place. He comments on the world as he seees it and leaves behind the disposable trends of popular conventions to seek truth and meaning in his music which is a fusion of jazz, funk, reggae, afro beat, future soul and poetry. He is not afraid to speak out against hatred and injustice and this is admirable and indeed necessary in a world so troubled such as ours today.” – Isaac Aesili (Musician / Producer / The Open Souls / Isaac Aesili)

“Bohemian Thought’s music definitely stands firmly in it’s own musical circle. It’s something no one has really tried to do in NZ before. Drawing inspiration from iconic figures such as the late, great Gil Scott Heron the messages in the music go a long way if you take the time to decipher them. A labour of love to say the least!”- Benny Tones (Organik Muzik Workz / EWH/ Benny Tones)

Bohemian Thought – Seeker – Official video from bohemian thought on Vimeo.

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