I am happy to let everyone know I will be releasing a new tune in two months. The song is called Giants featuring Mutombo Da Poet.
I wrote this song in Ghana in 2014. Since I wrote it back home I wanted to record it and collaborate with musicians back home as well. So I hooked up with Mutombo Da Poet and Flynt Agyei Boateng in the studio and we made it happen.
The song is a decolonial process building on what Prof Kwame Gyekye calls Critical Sankofaism. He explains critical sankofaism as approaching one’s traditional past with critical eyes to select those elements that would be of use to one’s present life and could also be helpful to building a better life in future.
For Africans & the African diaspora we tend to forget our past due to the ever penetrating tentacles of colonization & neo-colonialism. As such it is important to reach back into our rich cultures and tradition to remember the GIANTS that made us who we are. It is in that journey backwards that can inspire us to conquer colonization and create a better future for the continent and its peoples in proper Pan-African fashion.