African music, though very old, is always being rediscovered in the West.

-Miriam Makeba

 

Africa has a unique life story, be it passive – for example millions of humans shipped far away to build a ‘new world’, or active – for example the contributions of the great ancient empires of West Africa, for she gave birth to the very civilisation that has often overlooked and mistreated her. Nonetheless she lives in the knowledge that she still has much to teach it.

We Be Spirits is a tribute to the far-reaching musical spirit of Africa. it is an organic project that aims to better understand the connections found in musical culture across the African Diaspora… and to keep the good vibes flowing.

 

…theirs is one of the great migration styles in the history of the planet.

–  Robert Farris Thompson.