GW Premiere: Cyril Neville's "AYITI"

Article Contributed by gratefulweb | Published on Wednesday, July 11, 2018

CYRIL NEVILLE, Uptown Ruler. The baddest man in the neighborhood, the youngest brother in the first family of Crescent City musical royalty, is rejuvenated and unchained. After fifty years of sharing his musical gifts with the world, Cyril is 100% owner and controller of his music. Cyril Neville is proud to be the first artist on World Order Entertainment, the label started by his son, Omari Neville. In distribution partnership with Louisiana Red Hot Records, World Order Entertainment is happy to announce the July 13, 2018 release of a 5-disc retrospective of Cyril Neville’s Endangered Species recordings – CYRIL NEVILLE / ENDANGERED SPECIES: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS, and a finely distilled 1-disc compilation, CYRIL NEVILLE / ENDANGERED SPECIES: THE ESSENTIAL RECORDINGS.

Cyril first made his mark as a member of the Meters and the Neville Brothers, two of the most influential bands in music history. Cyril has co-written songs with Bono of U2, Taj Mahal, Daniel Lanois (who produced the Neville’s Grammy Award winning “Yellow Moon”. Recent television appearances include Jimmy Kimmel Live and HBO’s “Tremé.” He has performed all over the world including the Amnesty International tour with U2 and the Police and has sung for Nelson Mandela. Starting in 2011, Cyril toured and recorded five albums as a leader of the Royal Southern Brotherhood. Cyril and Dr. John were presented with the “Louie Award” for their dedication to preserving the cultural legacy of Louis Armstrong. As a member of the Meters, Cyril recently won the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award — which will be honored at the July 14, 2018 awards ceremony and live tribute concert, filmed for the PBS television special “A Tribute To Grammy Legends.” He received Offbeat Magazine’s Best of the Beat 2018 - Best Male Vocalist Award. He collaborated with South African artist Ernie Smith on the song “Saturday Night in Soweto”, and with Sly Dunbar, Zak Starkey, and Robbie Shakespeare on a reggae remake of American blues songs. He is featured on the new single “Stranded” by legendary drummer Bernard Purdie. Cyril has recently toured Africa for the third time and has an upcoming US tour with Trombone Shorty.

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