Big Ears

by The Wali Sanga

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There’s been a chain reaction of connections since I landed in NYC and it’s thanks to all of the artists, thinkers and lovers that this thing is possible. Big Ears is a statement by my ever-evolving project The Wali Sanga. This 33min song collection blends funky pop rock pocket with lyrics straddling diary and dance hall. The statement is groovy but in the end, it's plea to hear each other out. You have the capacity. Big Heart. Big Ears. -- Sheriff Ariff, 2019


released March 29, 2019

Written, Produced and Arranged by Alexander “Sheriff” Ariff
Co-produced by Philip Darivoff
Recorded by Matt Shane (Converse Rubber Tracks; Brooklyn, NY), Andrew Orkin, and Diko Shoturma (Atlantic Sound Studios; Brooklyn, NY)

Mixed by Nic Hard (Atlantic Sound Studios; Brooklyn, NY)
Assisted by Ken Helmlinger
Mastered by Dave McNair, at Dave McNair Mastering

Front Cover Art by Ivy Meissner
Back Cover Layout by Amy Lunghi
Photograph by Cam Robert, assisted by Nickolai Hammer

Alexander “Sheriff” Ariff // vocals, keyboards, alto saxophone
J. Hoard // vocals
Maralisa // vocals
Jeff Taylor // vocals on “Deanne”
Cory Sterling // guitar
Daniel Winshall // bass
Mario Castro // tenor saxophone
Caleb Mason // trombone
Ignacio Rivas-Bixio // drums
Phil Gillette // percussion

Thank you: Every member of the band (past and present), Marjorie, Leonard, Sara, and Jessica; Benjamin Julia, Sly5thAve, Sam Graff, Esteban Araya, Eric Sosa, and all 117 backers of our Kickstarter campaign.

(c) Sheriff Ariff Music, BMI 2019


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drop down pop groove rock dance from the mind of Alex "Sheriff" Ariff

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