German musician and producer Sven Kacirek and Kenyan percussionist Daniel Muhuni come together for a powerful collaboration called Economic Partnership Agreement. The ten track album consists of interviews from Kenya about the planned free trade agreement “Economic Partnership Agreement” (EPA) between the EU and the African Pacific Countries.
Speaking about the album via press release, Kacirek said:
“We have spoken to dozens of people who might be affected by the planned free trade agreement between the EU and the African Pacific Countries. While EPA is being negotiated mainly outside of the limelight of international attention, this album of musical oral histories is an approach to shed a critical light onto the complex circumstances and inhumane side effects of global trade.
The spoken words are the vocals of the tracks. We have left the rhythm and tonality of the voices untouched, and the statements have simply been collaged into subthemes. Subsequently, Muhuni and I have dubbed the voices with our instruments: mallets, piano, percussion, synthesizer, and many more.”
A fascinating listen that sheds critical light on the complex circumstances and inhumane side effects of global trade.
Press play, listen carefully and go out and share its impassioned message. One of the albums of the year.