Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah ancestral recall
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah

Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah is having a moment. The rising jazz-fusion artist can world-build like few others, crafting rhythm-driven zones that are as transcendent as they are grounded in richly organic sonics. Adjuah is currently nominated for a Grammy for his album The Emancipation Procrastination, and he just recently popped up for a guest spot on Boogie’s debut record Everythings For Sale.

Of course, he’s far from slowing down. Up next is the full-length Ancestral Recall, due out on March 22. We’ve got the premiere to the propulsive title track featuring Saul Williams, take a listen below.

Speaking on the upcoming album and its title track, Christian tells Highsnobiety that “Ancestral Recall was created with the intention of focusing a completely new type of listening experience. One intent on dismantling archaic sonic architectural tropes led to the types of musical value distinctions that harm listeners. To find the synergy between what we’ve been conditioned to believe are vastly different and disparate cultures of sound. And to then use this marriage to show how a genre blind possibility in music can help mend existing tensions between people. Connecting people in one understanding rather than dividing them by definition. In the title track, the core rhythm I built in logic was me recalling Bao, then Weedie Braimah added phrases of Bao played as the Toma ethnic group from the forest region of Guinea would play it. That was then married with Gine Fare from the costal region of Boke done by the Susu people of Guinea.”

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