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Sounds of Life
by dj afifa
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This is a project by dj afifa. It was created for the Whitenoise mixtape in 2018. It was also featured on the Umbalembe project curated by Zanj Rracc in 2018. Ganja (Marijuana, Cannabis) was decriminalized in Jamaica in 2015. Individuals are now been allowed to possess and grow limited amounts of the plant. The decriminalization has made way for the development of a medicinal Cannabis industry with a licensing authority,  licensed growers, export arrangements and dispensaries called herb...
Topics: marijuana, ganja, cannabis, jamaica, djafifa
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by Zanj Racc
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Power of the Pussy is 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). 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...
Topics: zanj racc, hip-hop, female, mixtape, soundart, jamaica
Sounds of Life
by dj zanj rracc
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Flies is a nu-music track produced by dj afifa for Sounds of Life. Flies is a poem written by Zanj Rracc. It is performed by him and recorded in the Zanj Radio Studios in St.Andrew Jamaica. For more. visit www.disoundsoflife.blogspot.com
Topics: jamaica, water, flies, nu-music, zanj rracc, dj afifa, politics, government
Sounds of Life
by dj afifa
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This mix was created in 2017 for the "Dis Poem Wordz and Agro Fest at the Neville Antonio Park in Port Antonio Portland. The mix was first aired during the electromagnetic radiation on Zanj Radio.The artwork for this mixtape are from pictures taken at Studio Be by Sokari Ekine in New Orleans.
Topics: dub poetry, ras takura, jamaica
Sounds of Life
by dj afifa
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I really like Grace Jones.  Early in my dj life, I had 2 of the more popular Grace Jones songs in my collection;  My Jamaican Guy and Pull up to the bumper.  I didn’t know much about her life but I knew she was also from Spanish Town.  I maintained an interest in understanding her  because she was from Spanish Town. I liked the idea that someone so interesting and complex came from Spanish Town. The inspiration for this project about Grace Jones came after I watched Bloodlight and Bami;...
Topics: grace jones, dub, disco, jamaica, france
Sounds of Life
by sounds of life
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Excerpts of the Dis Poem Wordz and Agrofest is a recording for Sounds of Life by Dj afifa using a Panasonic RR-US511. Recording Notes Dj afifa These excerpts are produced from a sound recording experiment at the 9th Annual Dis Poem Wordz and Agro festival. My first recording of the Dis Poem Wordz and Agro festival was in 2017, I was hired to be the selecta at the event. Outdoor music events such as these in Jamaica provide a rich sonic experience. Capturing the dynamics of an event in audio can...
Topics: dub poetry, field recordings, live, sound art, experimental, field recordings, jamaica, soundart
Sounds of Life
by TVJ news, CVM news, DJ Afifa
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One day I was listening to the local news on youtube and heard a story about a 9 year old girl who was found dead in bushes. I heard the story first on TVJnews then again on CVM TV. Both stories started the same way and after looking it up in the newspaper and reading twice, the reality sank in. Why was something like this happening in Jamaica? What is going to happen to the children? I heard some parts of the story play back in my mind. The body... of a 9 year old girl. I decided to put the...
Topics: jamaica, abstract, experimental, dj afifa, children, crime, nu-music, djafifa, media, news
Sounds of Life
by dj afifa
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Nothing Matters is the title of a poem which inspired a collection of poems and other writings by the same name. The collection was released in March 2017. Nothing matters expresses the frustration with injustice in Jamaica and the coming to terms with the nature of life as a result of it.
Topics: jamaica, spokenword, soundart, experimental, djafifa, nu-music, numusic
Sounds of Life
by dj afifa
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This series of DJ Afifa Roots and Culture mixes is a part of the 2 hour Reggae show called the Reggae Roulette  which appears on Cabzy B Radio. Reggae Roulette is presented by Dj Afifa and Dj Zanj Racc from Zanj Radio
Topics: roots, culture, jamaica, africa, reggae, dub, drum, bass