Day 26: Nuri – Blo9

Day 26 of our 2020 charity Advent Calendar, in aid of You Make It & Project Protect.

Copenhagen based artist Nuri delivers his phenomenal blend of afrobass, arranging deep bass frequencies, a multitude of percussive voices recorded himself and sampling a traditional Kenyan chant. Energetic and rhythmical yet almost trance-inducing it’s just another example of the talents of the musician channelling not only his North African heritage but newly expressing the sounds of the continent in his African futurism music.

“I named it ‘BLO9’ it doesn’t mean anything really but the sound of a drop falling in water. We say that in tunisian! I guess it’s splash in english maybe?..”

Download & Donate

This year we’ve chosen to split profits from the release between two charities, both of whom are doing important work within their respective fields.

The first charity is London-based organisation You Make It, a creative programme that offers young women access to tools, networks and experiences — group learning, 1-1 mentoring, work experience, start-up support and 1-1 pastoral support — giving them the confidence to transform their lives through personal empowerment.

The second is Nigeria-based initiative Project Protect, a subdivision of Burna Boy’s charitable NGO The Reach, launched to help provide financial, medical and legal resources for EndSars protestors during and after the protests.

Check the below playlist for all tracks in our Calendar.

Artwork across the series by Mark Grieg.

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