What Do You Want? Feat Canadian Winter & Nasr Beny will be out on 3rd July 2017. The song is dedicated to Patrice Lumumba, he was a Congolese independence leader and the first democratically elected prime minister of Congo. He was assassinated on 17th January, 1961 by firing squad with the help of the Belgium, USA, British and Canadian government.
As Canada celebrates its 150 years, it is worthwhile to examine how Canada has contributed to various colonization projects around the world and here on Turtle Island with respect to the treatment of indigenous people, communities & nations.
What Do You Want? Is a song about asking ourselves what kind of society do we want, what kind of world do we want and most importantly what kind of country do we want. As we look forward to another 150 years will we be able to reimagine how we accommodate different perspectives or will we continue on the path of cultural colonization.
What Do You Want? Is one of the songs you can expect off my sophomore album “Giants: Stories of Existence, Resilience & Resistance” which will be released next year.