Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Spotlight: Wontanara Revolution - "Rootboy"

Stronghold Sound out of SF has been catching our ear of late. Just last week we were bumping DJ Juan Data’s cumbia-fied Bondi Blaster. This week Wontanara Revolution dropped a video for “Rootboy,” a jazzy roots-reggae number. We first heard Wontanara Revolution last summer and included them in our August mixtape and really liked what we heard. On "Rootboy," the outfit takes a cue from the #occupy movements to rep the underprivileged, underrepresented and the rest of the 99%.

Check the track + video below:

Rootboy - Wontanara Revolution from Amit Dubey on Vimeo.

The track will appear on a new compilation via Stronghold Sound titled Sembeh Ma Fa Fe: Mandeng Roots & Revisits from Guinea Conakry. The compilation is the result of the SF-based label - traveling to Guinea Conakry to record music at the heart of what was once the Mandeng Empire of West Africa. Blending traditional West-African, Reggae, Dancehall, Hip Hop as well as dub sensibilities, the label worked with nearly 20 artists to produce the eclectic and revealing body of Guinean music spanning the roots of Mandeng to revisits from the African diaspora.

Be on the lookout for that!
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