Lily Pads

by Khalid Hanifi

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Lily pads ripple astride
Undulating plates
The world is wide but from free trade
There is no escape

Hippity hop from S­ão Tomé to Lemmonier
In view a bug soon to be lunch
But here be dragons

Africom, oh Africom
Culturally engaged
The dark continent resourcefully


released March 7, 2017
Released March 7, 2017
Khalid: Vocals, rhythm guitar, etc.
Pete Siers: Drums
Chuck Mauk: Drums & Percussion
Don Beyer: Bass
Gracie Mauk: Piano

Produced by Khalid
Mixed by Khalid and Geoff Michael at Big Sky Recording, Ann Arbor, MI
Mastered by John Scrip at Massive Mastering, Chicago, IL


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Khalid Hanifi Ann Arbor, Michigan

Over the course of three decades, Khalid Hanifi (Map of the World [Atlantic Records], Kiss Me Screaming, Maypops, and as a solo artist) has built a deeply compelling body of work that combines uniquely thoughtful, personally-charged lyrical content with impeccably crafted, irresistibly infectious melodies. ... more

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