Rare footage of Sudan has been featured in a music video with pan-african theme. Particularly that of an ancient Nubian site, around the former capital of the Kingdom of Kush.
Responsible for this music clip is the Afro- German artist Lighta Soundboy, who wanted to produce a suitable video to his song Mama Africa (Soundsystem):
“Since we was on a tight budget with the EP, it just appeared logically to do it in Sudan during family visit. I’d be happy to implement a variety of other African cultures too though, as the song is basically to cheer and empower all Africans, the diaspora, and beyond. But this is what we got now. And I don’t think that Sudan is generally over-represented outthere in this context, especially considering the fact that it has been a crossroads of people since the early days of humanity. That alone makes it a statement of multiculturality. So we are glad to drop this heavy tune, together with some visuals which not just entertain a little but also have a bit power to educate, after all. But to be honest though, for me its all about the song. In the end, I’m a musician, not an actor or director.” (Lighta Soundboy) Besides the pan-african theme of the chorus, the song also taps into other topics such as spiritual diversity, social injustice, media hype, etc. According to the artist, the references to Mama Africa Soundsystem in the title and in parts of the song verses are about respect on a more local level:
“Mama Africa Soundsytem is a ‘veteran sound,’ founded by my friends from the Gambia. We collaborated, in a climate of tough competition over here in the local Reggae scene of Hamburg, Germany, where we based at. That’s why I thought, I gotta give a little shout out.” (Lighta Soundboy)
We love it and are glad to support an aspiring conscious artist from the overseas community!
Copies of the music are exclusively available through the official website by now: www.lightasoundboy.com
Bio: Lighta Soundboy is an artist, producer and Dj. He started making music as a kid, when listening to records and trying to learn how to play along on a guitar. Soon, he began to deejay, which led him to write lyrics and also to music production. Together with fellow artists and friends, music has been released on tape, CD and vinyl. A publishing deal with a former EMI associate was signed eventually but put on the shelf by the artist. Lighta Soundboy’s debut EP Almighty Is Jah Jah has been released in late 2016 through Riverwater Publishing and was produced mainly on the road, between Africa, Asia and Europe.