On the occasion of its 6 year anniversary, Dutty Artz is proud to co-present alongside Africa is a Country, the final edition of the geographically-oriented EPs that make up theÂ 6 Years DeepÂ compilation (part 1Â here, part 2Â here, and part 3 here):
L’Afrique Est Un Pays
01 â€“Â Binyavanga Wainaina Remembers Chinua Achebe (Lamin Fofana Grace Edit)
02 â€“ Kev – Leave Me Alone feat. Haz Ali
03 â€“ Chief Boima – Lek U Culture (Bubu Crunk Dub)
04 â€“ Africa Latina – Elikia
05 â€“ FrÃ©dÃ©ric Galliano – Dj Bate no meu bumbum (feat. Monica)
For the final edition of the EP series we have a collection of artists from the African continent and its diaspora. To kick things off, Dutty Artz family member Lamin Fofana edits Binyavanga Wainaina’s remembrance of the first time he met African literary giant Chinua Achebe. Next up, Nigerian rapper Kev channels the spirit of Achebe (and Wainaina), with Leave Me Alone,Â his reflection on growing up as a westernized African in Queens New York City – Haz Ali helps out, singing in Wolof on the hook. Third in line is Chief Boima, with a Janka Nabay inspired Bubu-Crunk tuneÂ Lek U Culture,Â taking up the call to remind all Africans to love their own culture. On track number four, Geko Jones, Uproot Andy, Chief Boima, Parfum Zola,Â and Issac Katalay are Africa Latina. Parfum sings Elikia meaning hope in Lingala, this track is an acoustic preview of a future Dutty Artz project! And finally French Kuduro veteran FÃ©dÃ©ric Galliano brings new heat straight from Angola in his collaboration with Luanda-based singer Monica.
And to keep with the literary theme of the series, the EP cover is taken from the 50th anniversary edition of Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart.
The tracks will be sent out exclusively to the Dutty Artz mailing list before they go on sale in December, so if you would like to get your hands on them early and for free, sign up now below!
Also, just as before, we are offering a special treat to accompany the EP, a collaborative mix between Lamin Fofana and Chief Boima. Stream it and download below!