FANTASTiC | 19 February 2023 | 496 MB
制作人Pape Armand Boye分享:圣经记载，在最开始的时候，就有了神的话语。每个社会、每个时代都有自己的“词”。许多非洲人相信，正是用这个词——这种创造的能量——神显化了宇宙振动，这是创世的起源。这造物继续振动，歌唱，并通过人类叙述，没有止境。生活在我们宇宙中的一切都携带着这些振动，人类也不能幸免。
在非洲，griots是吟游诗人。他们是信息的载体，这些信息是我们社会的引擎。在这个系列中，我们呼吁来自完全自主文化的不同地区的艺术家，为塞内加尔女性的声音提供一扇窗口。有些来自长期的griotic传统，有些则不是。我们有幸与Gina Sane, Daniella Ahanda, Fatoumata Diarra, Fatoumata Konte和Fatou Diop合作。这些女性代表着我们社会的一部分，代表着我们鲜活的记忆。
Producer Pape Armand Boye shares: Scriptures recount that at the very beginning, there was the Word. Every society and every time has had its “word”. Many in Africa believe it was indeed with this word—this creative energy—that the Divine manifested the cosmic vibrations that were at the origin of Creation. This creation continues to vibrate, to sing, and to recount through mankind, without end. Everything that lives in our universe carries these vibrations, man is not exempt.
In Africa—in Senegal, women and men have always carried messages through song to explain time, space, and the mystery that is the inexplicable existence of humanity in the universe. The religions vary, the cultures vary, the histories and the voices that carry them vary, but the cosmic reality—the essence of the word manifested—this remains constant.
In Africa, the griots are the troubadours. They are the carriers of the messages that function as the engines of our societies. In this pack, we called upon artists from different regions with completely autonomous cultures to provide a window into the female Senegalese voice. Some come from long griotic traditions, others not. We were fortunate to work with Gina Sane, Daniella Ahanda, Fatoumata Diarra, Fatoumata Konte, and Fatou Diop. These women represent a part of our society and our living memory.
This pack provides a rare glimpse of the jewel of the female voice in West Africa. The vocals shimmer, mesmerize, and convey a powerful haunting beauty in the sounds they transmit. The addition of these women’s vocals to any project cannot but elevate and deepen the producer’s work and process.