Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah will release a follow-up album to his critically acclaimed (to say the least) three-album series, The Centennial Trilogy, on March 22.
Ancestral Recall will be released via Ropeadope/Stretch Music. The album, says Adjuah, “was built as a map to decolonize sound; to challenge previously held misconceptions about some cultures of music; to codify a new folkloric tradition and begin the work of creating a national set of rhythms; rhythms rooted in the synergy between West African, First Nation, African Diaspora/Caribbean rhythms and their marriage to rhythmic templates found in trap music, alt-rock, and other modern forms. It is time we created a sound that dispels singular narratives of entire peoples and looks to finally represent the wealth of narratives found throughout the American experience. An experience that shows all forms of expression in sound are valid, as all people are.”
Below, check out the album’s title track, featuring the inimitable poetry styles of Saul Williams.
This Sunday, February 10, Adjuah is up for a GRAMMY for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album, for The Emancipation Procrastination.