PAIRINGS is the debut album of the duo of Carl Dixon and Derek Wright.

Carl and Derek have been playing music together as duo for more than a decade. The duo combines the sounds of oud and percussion together in original, improvisational, and traditional music from around the world, with elements of Middle Eastern, North Indian classical, Afro-Brazilian folk and sacred music, and more.


On Dec. 13, Derek and I will be hosting a live Virtual Album Release Party! It’ll be live on Zoom. We’ll play some tunes from the album and share some stories of how we developed it.

Zoom link

Facebook Event

December 13, 6pm MT

Download the album now at:

Now streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, and other services.


  1. Kanra de Roda 4:18
  1. Rainbow Serpent 5:06
  1. Blade Balance 4:46
  1. All the Best Qualities of Ginger 4:57
  1. Migrant Memory 4:19
  1. Hunting Knowledge 4:51
  1. Bara o Bebe / Bara Jabota 4:24
  1. Opanije for Yemanja 6:00

Tracks 1, 3, 5, and 6 composed by Carl Dixon and Derek Wright
Tracks 2 and 4 by composed by Derek Wright
Tracks 7 and 8 Traditional (Candomblê songs from Brazil)

Produced by Carl Dixon and Derek Wright
Recorded by Jesse Manno in Boulder, CO
Mixed and Mastered by David Bergeaud (Sky Oaks Ranch Studio)
Original painting by Naomi Kimmelman
All tracks copyright ℗ 2020 by Carl Dixon and Derek Wright

All rights reserved

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