River Passage : Psych World | Downtempo Electronica | Afrobeat
A collaboration between Heavy Color and musicians and villages in Eastern Congo. Dense and mysterious. A curious thread connects these interwoven musical fabrics and their trans-continental roots. Drawing from classic Afrobeat and Afropop, Minimalist Electronica and Futurist Instrumental Hip Hop.
In May of 2015 Earthwork Music asked Ben of Heavy Color and Akili Jackson of Radiant City Arts to travel to the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo as a musical ambassadors as part of On the Ground's ongoing cultural exchange program which strives to create meaningful connections across cultures through creative collaboration. Sales from this album are helping fund projects in Congo that directly support gender equity and fair wages for women in farming regions as well as the ongoing support of an arts center in the city Bukavu which teaches youth dance, recording technology skills and music lessons in an all around positive, safe space.
The album debuts October 1st on all platforms.
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Potential Highlights - (full disclosure: These songs are a bit of a journey themselves... often they have somewhat long intros)
Final Celebration (Surreal Electronic Afro-Beat featuring Thomas Lusango and singing from the village of NYABIREHE)
Lemera (Electronic Afro-Pop featuring Singers from the Village Lemera)
Hidden Kingdom (Futurist-Afro-Fusion-Hustle feat. Thomas Lusango)
Rain Approaching (Haunting Downtempo Electronica, Featuring Singing from the Village Lemera)
Aesthetic Dance (the long Intro gives way to a lush and cinematic 2nd half featuring Saxophonist Patrick Booth)
We are happy to send physical copies of the album... just send us an address to ship.