Afro-Soul musician Kojo Easy Damptey is set to release an acoustic song, GIANTS on April 9th 2018 from his upcoming second album “Giants: Stories of Existence, Resilience & Resistance”.
The song is dedicated to Paul Robeson, an African-America bass baritone singer, actor, and social justice advocate. As an actor he was a prominent figure during the Harlem Renaissance. Robeson is also know to have participated in the Civil Rights Movement and even working with Pan-Africanist W.E.B. Du Bois.
GIANTS features fellow Ghanaian spoken word artist Mutombo Da Poet with Flynt Agyei-Boateng on piano and Canadian vocalist Emily Kemp. The song was written and recorded in Ghana in 2016 when Kojo returned home to complete his graduate studies. The album “Giants: Stories of Existence, Resilience & Resistance” is a decolonizing creative process aimed at using music to capture the myriad experiences of people of color. The album builds on the tradition of resistance and resilience that people of color around the world have shown in the struggle against the ill effects of colonization. Examples include but not limited to the Idle No More movement, Black Lives Matter Movement, Standing Rock Movement and the South African University protests.
The album will feature the likes of Canadian Winter (Canada & UK), Mother Tareka (Canada & Syria), Kimmortal (Canada & Philippines), WanLov the Kublor (Ghana), and Lady Jay (Ghana).
April 21st, 2018 – Toronto, Location TBD
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