‘American Afrikan (M.anifestations Remix)’

8 February 2010 at 5:27 pm (Music, News, Press, Releases, Shows, Spoken Word) (, , , , , , , , , , )

‘American Afrikan (M.anifestations Remix)’
by Jon Jon Scott

With a co-sign from none other than Amiri Baraka and The Last Poets’ Umar Bin Hassan, Minneapolis spoken word artist/curator/educator/producer, e.g. bailey, who’s full length debut, American Afrikan, is a sprawling concept record spanning the middle passage and beyond. With glimpses of jazz, hip-hop, soul, electronica and Fela Kuti, bailey’s words soar, without being preachy. A powerful record that deserves your full attention. Now that Gil Scott-Heron has returned in splendid fashion with the engaging, I’m New Here, the timing couldn’t be better.

eg. bailey
El Guante
Sha Cage
Mankwe Ndosi
Ibe Kaba
Feb. 20th
Bedlam Theather

e.g. bailey ft. M.anifest –“American Afrikan (Manifestations Remix)”-mp3

Originally posted on Sound Verité on 8 February 2010.


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