Toronto artist and community organizer Amai Kuda et Les Bois has shared a stunning new single, “Ecouché,” which comes from their forthcoming full-length album, EmUrgency!
The new track is channeled and sung in a language of ancestral communication, meaning that the song can never be performed the same way twice. Serving as a perfect preview to the album, “Ecouchè” is full of captivating instrumentals and compelling vocal lines, serving as a “spell for the healing of the waters.”
“The album is about my journey as a woman of African descent to overcome internalized sexism, racism and the negative stigmatization of African spiritual beliefs in order to come into my power as an artist, commmunity-leader and particularly as a traditional healer,” Kuda explains. “Similar to other ‘coming out’ processes this emergence process is filled with a sense of urgency as it is in fact a matter of survival.”
Listen to “Ecouché” below.
EmUrgency! is set for release as a limited edition vinyl recording on May 20th, with a full-length visual album set for release later this year.