Friday, 11 January 2019

Dj Zanj Rracc presents Power of the Pussy

Our first release for 2019 is the "Power of the Pussy" mixtape curated and produced by Dj Zanj Rracc. The mixtape features an exclusive selection of current female hip hop and fusion artists.
Zanj Rracc describes the "Power of the Pussy as "a conversation that is being had between various tracks on the mixtape. It is a rush of opinions, points of view and ideas around Pussy Power today (or as some call it empowerment)." He explains that "the ideas around the Power of the Pussy are diverse. They take on a variety of meaning for different women and the Pussy’s power can be used innumerably, in a myriad of life changing ways. Each track offers of an idea or opinion of how the Pussy’s power can be wielded, ranging from the cold hardcore street counsel of hip hop queen Baby Mutha to the mystikal Adzekolo (Voodoo Pussy) by fusion artist Azizaa"

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Nothing Matters nu-music by dj afifa

Nothing matters is the latest nu-music release from dj afifa. Nothing matters is the name of a poem and a collection of haikus, poems and writings published by dj afifa earlier this year.
Nothing matters expresses the frustration with injustice in Jamaica and the coming to terms with the nature of life as a result of it. The nu-music track was produced by dj afifa and features her performance of the poem.

Nu-music is how she refers to experimental audio productions which gives insight into the daily realities of the artist. Nothing matters reflects a basic production style using Audacity for recording mixing and mastering the track. The track was produced in the Zanj Radio studios at the SO((U))L HQ in St.Andrew Jamaica.

The track is free to download and is released under the creative commons license; other artist are free to share, redistribute and remix the track.
There will be a limited number of physical copies released early in 2019 available for sale at the SO(U))L HQ and Di Institute for Social Leadership in Jamaica.

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Zanj Radio premiers Umbalembe

Umbalembe is a soundscape documentary about the island of Jamaica curated by Zanj Racc. The project is based on the work of Zanj Racc and DJ Afifa, sound artist who live and work in Jamaica. The artwork for the project was designed by Isabel Dennis. 

In August 2018 a preview of the project was presented at the Umbalembe event at Mazola’s “playground” in Gordon Town, St. Andrew Jamaica. The event was an attempt to introduce sound art.

Zanj Racc explained that the key to curating Umbalemebe was to organize the material into themes and then present a macro and micro perspective on life in Jamaica.

Umbalembe premiered on Saturday Nov 10 on Zanj Radio during World Music Fusion with Dj Zanj Racc.

Listen to Umbalembe by downloading the Zanj Radio app for Android or Apple devices or via soundcloud.