The Tipi Sessions

by Familia Veryka

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Recorded in a Tipi in the Mexican countryside, this album is a testament to traveller ingenuity and a community brought together by music. Reggae, Funk and Rumba merge as the songs carry their messages of adventure, love and revolution in English and Spanish.

Familia Veryka was born on the road, in transit from Mexico to Panama in Jesse's van. The collective has continued evolving and expanding in the years since, including members from the US, Mexico, Argentina, and Morocco.


released October 20, 2013

On the Tipi Sessions, Familia Veryka includes:
Jesse Louis: Bass guitar and Vocals
Justus Tiehen: Electric Guitar and Vocals
Chandra Usher: Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, and Saxophone
Tincho Luchini: Charango and Vocals
Mike Pipes: Flute, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Andres Mancera: Djembe, Dundun, Kokonsa, Percussion
Arnulfo Mancera: Djembe, Dundun, Broom, Zippers, Percussion, Vocals

Recording and Mixing: Mike Pipes (Biomigrant)



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Track Name: Barro de la tierra
"Ritmos del mundo
Ritmos del corazon
Somos Barro de la tierra"

-Rhythms of the world,
rhythms of the heart,
we're the clay of the earth.
Track Name: No Time
Got no time and this is Time
Spend your whole life just ta earn a dime
I got no time in this corrupt system
99% 1% them
Got no time to capitalize, take advantage of each other
Start a business franchise...

But yes I got the time to share with you
each one teach one the right thing to do
Yes I got the time to listen to my heart
You're body is your temple, so wiggle every part of it...
Track Name: Last Great Crime
They got ya in a bad way
Stealin' your days away
Built their palace with your time
Hid the reason from the rhyme
But this will be their last great crime...

They say rebel they say patriot
Well, just tell us who got paid for it
Got these mercenaries on all sides
So we can't rely on black and whites
Hold your head up, bring real color to the fight
We are here tonight to sustain life...

Build the future from the past
Enjoy the moment while it lasts
Everything will be reborn
Take heed, take hope, give love, be warned
This is our struggle running deeper than war...