Timothy Callender ‘s Unique novel explores ancient civilization’s discovery of music

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Post-humus work of Timothy Callender ‘How Music Came to the Ainchan People’ gets new release

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It is rare to find an author who is also a visual artist, a poet, a student of history and geography and an accomplished story teller.

In his previously un-published bookHow Music Came to the Ainchan People” (published by Trafford Publishing), the late-Timothy Callender explores the evolution of music in ancient culture. Now, after his passing, his book is being released for the world to experience.

“How Music Came to the Ainchan People” tells the story of the epic journey of Shangodoon on his quest to overthrow a cruel dictator. Shangodoon’s experiences on his journey help open his eyes to the elements of music including: rhythm, through his Earth experiences; harmony, through the adventures of his wife with water; and melody, through the activities of his son with the air or wind. Eventually Shangodoon realizes that music is the tool he needs to defeat the dictator and the rule of the Dominauts.

An excerpt from “How Music Came to the Ainchan People”:

“I reached inside the hollow body of the shell and touched the taut gut strings. With my right hand I plucked at three of them together, and the things vibrated in myriads of echoing units of sound, softly and sweetly, so that for a moment I wondered if the shell of the turtle had a life and voice of its own, and lived on long after its occupant.”

“How Music Came to the Ainchan People” is one of Callender’s works published after his passing. “It is a combination of all the skills of this creative artist,” says his widow, Lorna. “It is rare to find an author who is also a visual artist, a poet, a student of history and geography and an accomplished story teller.”

“How Music Came to the Ainchan People”
By Timothy Callender
Softcover | 5 x 8in | 460 pages | ISBN 9781466963627 |
E-Book | 460 pages | ISBN 9781466963634 |
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Timothy Callender was an author, artist, poet, playwright, visual artist, musician, sculptor, researcher and teacher. He taught art in Barbados and throughout the Caribbean islands. Callender’s short stories, poetry, drama and paintings have won various awards at the annual National Independence Festival of Creative Arts, and his work has been published in anthologies, newspapers and magazines and featured at exhibitions. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica. Many of his works are now being published or republished following his death at the age of 43.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, Inc. author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit trafford.com.

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