Many Voices playlist: Fatima Yamaha, Riz Ahmed, Greentea Peng and more
As we head further into winter and with the arrival of new lockdown restrictions, we’re all after things to keep our minds occupied. Some turn to Netflix and boxsets, while others (like me) rely on new music to stay motivated and keep energy levels as high as possible. Thankfully, musicians around the world are continuing to deliver the goods even against the backdrop of a turbulent and wholly unpredictable year. As part of my Many Voices project, I’ve been looking at the experiences of underrepresented voices in Scottish arts and culture. As a fun side element to this, I’ve been curating a weekly soundtrack of sorts, made up exclusively of music by artists of colour. As well as being a great opportunity for me to share some new acts and fresh releases, it’s a way to spotlight the sounds that are keeping my company. Here are this week’s picks and as always, expect a mix of genres, countries and sounds.
Eddington Again: Petrify
dj blackpower: Mhm!
Chris Crack: Life Happens When You’re Making Plans
Burna Boy: 20 10 20
Helado Negro: Lotta Love (feat. Flock of Dimes)
Shungudzo: It’s a good day (to fight the system)
DJ Chose: THICK (feat. Megan Thee Stallion) – Remix
Freddie Gibbs: 4 Thangs (feat. Big Sean & Hit-Boy)
Angel Bat Dawid, Tha Brothahood: Black Family
Pa Salieu: Block Boy
grouptherapy.: wish u were here.
DJ Earl: Baaaaaa
Fatima Yamaha: We Are Drops
DOE: I Try
Deante’ Hitchcock: Plug Me In
Tierra Whack: Dora
Riz Ahmed: Once Kings
Tainy, DaniLeigh, Kris Floyd: Falta
YEИDRY: El Diablo
Common: Say Peace (feat. Black Thought)
Tai Verdes: DRUGS
The Avalanches: Interstellar Love (feat. Leon Bridges)
Greentea Peng: Revolution
Alicia Keys, Brandi Carlile: A Beautiful Noise
To listen to all the tracks that have appeared on this playlist so far, check out the Many Voices archive.