lungstoscream asked: I've been listening to the Last Lines album on repeat. It's absolutely wonderful. Definitely one of my favourite albums! Your voice is so soothing & along with the beautiful music it just makes me believe in myself. Well done, you & the guys have done a superb job with this one. Never stop making beautiful music!!
I don’t usually need a compliment but today, oi, today.
Really, thank you so, so very much.
i just watched the video about the police officers putting down their guard for the protestors in thailand followed by the westjet christmas flash mob and both made me cry equally as much. i’m such an emotional mess.
i love good people.
AKW | last lines | a better sea
Join Falling Whistles in Los Angeles this Human Rights Day, at Boxeight Studios in DTLA. We’re celebrating the progress made toward peace in Congo, and uniting to demand a complete end of the deadliest war of our time.
Last December, when the M23 rebels retreated from Goma a capital city in Congo, our partner Sekombi decided to throw a party. 2000 Congolese people came out, and danced the nightaway. This year, following the complete defeat of M23, he’s doing it again, and we’re doing it with him.
In 20 cities and 5 continents across the world, join us in Los Angeles in a global moment of unity for peace in Congo.
A performance by AKW followed by DJ Morse Code + DJ Whooligan.
we were in portland while on tour so we kidnapped avel and sung his favorite AKW song to him in our van.
who wants to collaborate on a couple covers with me?
something about this.
In the northern parts of Namibia and on the banks of the Kunene River leave a semi nomadic tribe known as the Himba people. Of all the tribes of Africa still alive today, the Himba are one of the few that counts the birth date of the child not from when the day they were born, nor conceived but the day the mother decided to have the child.
When a Himba woman decides to have a child, she goes off and sits under a tree, by herself, and she listens until she can hear the song of the child that wants to come. After she’s heard the song of this child, she comes back to the man who will be the child’s father and teaches him the song. When they make love to physically conceive the child, they sing the song of the child, as a way to invite the child.
When she becomes pregnant, the mother teaches that child’s song to the midwives and the old women of the village, so that when the child is born, the old women and the people around her sing the child’s song to welcome it. As the child grows up, the other villagers are taught the child’s song. If the child falls, or gets hurt, someone picks them up and sings to them. Or maybe the child does something wonderful, or goes through the rites of puberty, then as a way of honoring this person, the people of the village sing his or her song.
In the Himba tribe there is one other occasion when the child song is sung to the child. If the child commits a crime or something that is against the Himba social norms, the villagers call him or her to the center of the village and the community form a circle around him and they sing their birth song to them.
The Himba view correction for antisocial behavior not as a punishment, but as love and remembrance of identity. For when you recognise your own song, you have no desire or need to do anything that would hurt another. As the child goes through their life, their song is the theme of their life. In marriage, the songs are sung, together. And finally, when the child is lying in his bed, ready to die, all the villagers that know his or her song come and sing, for the last time, that person’s song.
Anonymous asked: I heard your music in chipotle today and all I can say is I'm in LOVE. I'm happy to have found your website too. It's all too wonderful!
this always makes my day.
thank you, thank you, thank you!
Anonymous asked: What are you sick with!
if the flu and a cold had a baby and then named it keep alex awake
i hadn’t slept in over twenty four hours, have been sick for two days but i am impulsive so here’s a sketch
last lines // AKW
i love seeing ripped versions of songs from youtube.