Archive for February 2012
Brotha Onaci’s Radiant Souls mixtape series manages to bridge between the Motherland and Diaspora.
Voice of America
By Nick Loomis
12 February 2012
“A non-partisan youth movement has kicked off a weekend-long protest in Dakar, as many presidential candidates campaign throughout Senegal, including 85-year-old incumbent Abdoulaye Wade. The small, but committed, protest movement says there will not be an election on February 26th if Wade is a candidate. ”
Meet Alesh Chirwisa, a Kisangani native who raps in
French, Swahili and Lingala. His music is a far cry from the
bling and boasting that is all too common in Congolese
rumba, ndombolo, and main stream American hip-hop. In
contrast with these styles, Alesh’s music is highly political
and constantly sparking debate amongst fellow Congolese.
Out of the chaos and instability of the 2011 elections comes the latest single
from Alesh entitled ‘Reveil,’ or ‘the Awakening’. The song
presents a vivid and complex picture of the Congo at this
critical juncture in the country’s history. A combination of
frustration and hope, Alesh’s poignant lyrics reflect how, in
many ways, both Congolese leaders and citizens have
failed their country. In a country with strict censorship, it is
rare to hear such an honest, introspective, and brave
account of the Congolese struggle.
October 13th, 2009
“NYC- Global music and media company NOMADIC WAX & public relations/social media/music promoter THE BLOOM EFFECT have joined forces once again to co-produce this year’s CMJ GLOBAL HIP-HOP THROW-DOWN. The event will unite the talents of a creative and diverse group of lyricists, DJs and visual artists from The Netherlands, the Middle East, Canada, Europe, and North Africa. The event takes place at the 92YTribeca www.92ytribeca.org 200 Hudson St- Downtown Tribeca on Thursday October 22nd 2009. The event will begin at 7 PM and will last until 3 AM and will feature live international hip-hop music and DJs spinning music and a freestyle session ending the night.
Nomadic Wax/Okay Player/Modiba Remix of Bajah and the Dry Eye Crew’s (Sierra Leone) track “Ease Di Tension.”
Recorded and produced by DJ Thee Angelo (Black Noise) of South Africa during the Nomadic Wax SA2DC exchange in 2010. It is a collaboration with Flex Mathews, heavyweight on the DC underground hip hop scene.
From Emile YX?’s album Conscious Rhymes for Unconcious Times.
“Over Here” was produced by Benny Beats (Nomadic Wax) and recorded during the 2008 DC Hip Hop & Peacebuilding Festival (Organized by Stacy Willyard) at 626 L in NE DC. This track features Ardamus (DC), Babaluku (Uganda), DoomE Right (Zimbabwe), and Baay Musa (Senegal). The song is from the Dumi RIGHT’s (Zimbabwe Legit) album entitled ‘Connect the Dots.’
Free Download from POETES FYSIKS
Album Out Next Week
Nomadic Wax partnered with Vox Sambou, a well-known Haitian hip hop artist/activist and a collective of young Haitian filmmakers known collectively as ProVision to create a new documentary film entitled Democracy in Haiti.