Thursday, October 20, 2016

Rhythm Roulette | Tendai "Baba" Maraire

Mass Appeal headed up to Seattle to link with Tendai "Baba" Maraire for the latest episode of Rhythm Roulette.

We like to think that Shabazz Palaces are iconoclasts. They started from scratch and built up their own sound to represent their diverse influences and messages that they felt were important to convey. And when you break down their lyrics and music, it's not a surprise that each member needs more than one creative outlet to get out all their thoughts. Tendai "Baba" Maraire, is a part of the Black Constellation, Chimurenga Renaissance, as well as putting out solo material. Oh, and he's also contributed some garment work to the Seattle Art Museum's African Renaissances exhibit.

Tendai enters a record shop in a "gentrified" part of Seattle and walks out with a Misa Panamericana record, a Missa Luba record, and a Pacha Siku record. Watch the magic unfold above as he and some additional musicians take some samples and build a crazy record around them.

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