‘This album represents a body of songs that keeps Toby and his Ensemble
searching for new directions. Toby
is first and foremost an African and Africa is always in his heart.
But he is an American too, having lived in New York for the past 26 years and therefore has been
influenced by the numerous musical genres that have coursed their way through
The album was recorded at
Melts in Your Ears Music and produced by Mike Nugent and co-produced by Mario Staiano
and Toby Tobias. The musicians who
contributed to this album were Mike Nugent (electric guitars
(drums), Steve Blatt (bass) and Ray Hauck (percussion). The title track
to the album has been played on John Platt’s ‘Sunday Breakfast Show’ on WFUV.
Stand out tracks are ‘Africa You Belong To Me’ (track 1); ‘An African Freedom
Dance’ (track 4); ‘Dream Machine’ (track 6); and ‘Madiba – Dedicated to Nelson Mandela’ (track
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