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Blitz The Ambassador - Diasporadical

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The visionary sound of Blitz The Ambassador has been years in the making; with each album crafted to reflect a sonic and visual narrative unique to Blitz's personal experience. His fourth studio album Diasporadical exemplifies this trajectory. Blitz spent a great deal of time traveling between Accra, Salvador Bahia and Brooklyn experiencing the similarities between the African diaspora. "The album title 'Diasporadical' was born out of this experience" Blitz explains. " The radical notion that no matter how fragmented the African diaspora is, the influence of rhythm and spirituality remains largely the same."

On Diasporadical, Blitz conjures his signature blend of Classic Hip-Hop and Contemporary African rhythms, enlisting producers like Optiks and IAMNOBODI to create a seamless fusion of live instruments and hard hitting beats. To bring his vision to life, Blitz assembled a supporting cast of continental and diaspora African artists such as Tumi, Akua Naru, Kamau, Patrice, M.anifest and Somi. The sonic result is a three act narrative, crafted like a stage play.

Diasporadical offers itself as a study of intersections between the global African experience and struggle. No track exemplifies this more than "A(wake)," written in response to police brutality and the 'Black Lives Matter' movement in America. Inspiration also came from the 'Fees Must Fall' movement in South Africa and the Afro-Brazilian protests during the Olympics.Besides it's politically charged message, Diasporadical also explores themes common in Blitz's past work. Immigration ("Hello Africa"), Spirituality ("Heaven"), Nostalgia ("Long Time Coming") and Love ("Juju Girl").

With Diasporadical, Blitz has brought his sonic journey full circle. This is the album he's been writing his whole life.

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  1. Act I
  2. Hello Africa
  3. Shine
  4. Juju Girl
  5. Act II
  6. Heaven ft. Tumi
  7. Ogya ft. Akua Naru, Kamau
  8. If Dem No Know ft. M.anifest
  9. Act III ft. Somi
  10. Long Time Coming ft. Patrice
  11. A(Wake)
  12. Epilogue
  13. Running

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