“Shine a Light”, by Musicians For Microcredit Ambassador Rocky Dawuni, combines the sounds of New Orleans with reggae and samba to create an anthem of positivity. The song and video celebrate the power of our shared humanity and the importance of being courageous to tap into your own power of expression. In a time of great uncertainty in our world, “Shine a Light” reminds us to uphold the positive and recognize that we are all agents of hope and change.
International sensation Idan Raichel, well-known and loved as the leader of the Idan Raichel Project and partner with Mali's Vieux Farka Touré in the Toure-Raichel Collective, is making a bold new move by returning to the stage solo on his Piano-Songs Tour. In his intimate solo concerts, Idan shares personal stories of his musical journey and reveals how his melodies sounded before being produced for recordings, collaborations & full-band presentations. Idan will present songs from his entire career, including his latest critically-acclaimed Cumbancha album At The Edge Of The Beginning.
"Coming six years after Maita’s debut, Fio da Memória proves that the wait wasn’t in vain. Rather than delve deeper into samba and bossa nova classicism and let others update it with remixes, Maita and cohorts modernize the deep history of the music themselves. The result is a striking album full of spare but heavily percussive downtempo tracks that foreground the smokiness, subtlety, and empowerment in her voice."- Pitchfork
“On Fio da Memória, she draws on electronic sounds, retrofitting those synthetic beeps and beats into Brazil’s natural rhythms — those rustling between palm fronds in the Amazon, crashing along the country’s endless coastline, and feet pounding the checkered wave boardwalk of Copacabana.” – Remezcla
The official video for “Pran Ka Mwen” was conceived, produced and directed by graduating students from Cine Institute, Haiti’s only film school. Cine Institute is a division of Artists Institute, a scholarship based school focused on growing Haiti’s creative economy through professional training in Filmmaking, Audio Engineering and Music Production. Lakou Mizik was honored to work with these talented young artists to realize this video.
Luísa Maita has released the single "Fio da Memória", the title track from her upcoming album.
Idan Raichel comes full circle and goes back to basics on his intimate new album, At the Edge of the Beginning. An introspective work, consisting of mostly gentle, personal songs with unassuming melodies and arrangements, the album reflects on the cycles of life, human connections and starting anew.