Soolaimon (African Trilogy II)

Album: Taproot Manuscript (1970)
Charted: 30
  • An early venture into World Music, this was part of a suite of songs known as "The African Trilogy." Diamond studied African culture at the Kenyon Mission, the United Nations and the African Studies department at UCLA. "Soolaimon" can mean "hello," "welcome," "good-bye" and "peace be with you."
  • The African Trilogy was arranged by the Jazz musician Marty Paich.
  • This was often a highlight of Diamond's live shows. He sometimes used it to open his concerts.

Comments: 3

  • Hafling86 from California Neil Diamond was a complete genius and a magnificent entertainer. I had the privilege of going to two of his live concerts in the ‘80s. Lucky...lucky me!
  • Emily from GeorgiaBeing from Zimbabwe...this warms my heart and makes me love Neil even more!
  • Jennifur Sun from RamonaLove this song, it is soo powerful. love the drums on it especially.
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