Last year, Dutty Artz-affiliate Chief Boima released an EP called African By the Bay, a collection of rap tracks refashioned through an Afro dance lens. Since, he’s relocated from San Francisco to New York and created a second, similarly-titled (but more varied in content) full-length, African in New York. On “Without Money, No Family,” Boima gives Sierra Leone-born, blind musician Sorie Kondi’s original an electronic spin, mimicking Kondi’s thumb piano-playing with warm digital keys. Slung around a steady drum machine chop, the track’s a more low-key affair than much of Bay, but equally brimming with Boima’s archivist’s knowledge of global tunes. African in New York is out February 21st on Dutty Artz.
Chief Boima f. Sorie Kondi, “Without Money, No Family” MP3
POSTED January 23, 2012 3:57PM IN MP3 / STREAMS