Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah Releasing The Centennial Trilogy

One of our favorite finds during our Jazzy January series was when last year we stumbled upon Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah and his fantastic Stretch Music. Now, to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the first Jazz recordings from 1917 he will be releasing three albums.

The first album from the trilogy is called Ruler Rebel and the first single released is titled "The Reckoning" you can listen to it here:

We love the track, it sounds fresh and inventive as well as rooted in Jazz tradition. Here is some more info on the releases:
Collectively titled The Centennial Trilogy, the series is at its core a sobering re-evaluation of the social political realities of the world through sound. It speaks to a litany of issues that continue to plague our collective experiences. Slavery in America via the Prison Industrial Complex, Food Insecurity, Xenophobia, Immigration, Climate Change, Sexual Orientation, Gender Equality, Fascism and the return of the Demagogue.
The first release in the trilogy, Ruler Rebel, vividly depicts Adjuah’s new vision and sound – revealing Adjuah to the listener in a way never heard before via a completely new production methodology that Stretches Trap Music with West African and New Orleanian Afro-Native American styles.
Here is some more live music from him:

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