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I spent September 2015 in Lucerne, Switzerland via the CLAER Program, as a Cultural Ambassador for Chicago Sister Cities International (CSCI). I returned to Lucerne (French spelling) —or Luzern (German spelling)— in April and September 2022 to collaborate with resident artist Jonas Raeber for the program’s 20th Anniversary celebration.

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Here’s a beat I produced after my first visit, called A-YO for the traditional Swiss alphorn and yodel samples (the Busta/Dilla vocal was a fitting afterthought)…

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