Here is the first video clip to accompany my upcoming album, Archipelagoes, and 12″ vinyl on Soot Records. “Fire feat. Xuman” was filmed and edited in Guediawaye, Dakar, Senegal by Ceptik on an almost non-existent budget with the help and enthusiasm of a bunch of friends (Big up Still crew, Xuman, Omar and Fatou Kande, Edouard Manga, Etienne Senghor and Warustudio!), a super trashed Mercedes and a video camera on loan. Xuman is one third of the heavyweight group Pee Froiss. Stay tuned for 2 more clips coming soon – “Saye Mbott feat. ALIF,” filmed in Dakar and “Nqayi feat. Teba,” filmed in Cape Town.
My mini-documentary based on interviews with Xuman, from Pee Froiss, and Keyti from Dakar All Stars and R.A.P.A.D.I.O. It covers hip hop and language in Senegal, sampling, cultural exchange and beyond…. Filmed in Dakar in August, 2007.
Xuman has a new record out called “Gunman.” You can also check his website.
Keyti is currently at work on his solo record. Photo by Sandy Haessner