Facing and Racing the Waves (single)

by Patrick Burke

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Written in the aftermath of a three month visit to West Africa. I photographed these fishermen early one morning heading out from Elmina, Ghana for a long day of fishing. Low tech, wooden craft, no life preservers that I could see, and waves fairly swamping to boat. They smiled and waved when they saw me standing on the rocks with my camera held up.


released July 17, 2017
All instruments and programming by Patrick Burke


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