Marseilles-based producer, Harold Boué aka Lion’s Drums, is self-releasing a new album, called Kagabas, this month.
Kagabas takes its name from the indigenous people of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in Santa Marta, Colombia.
The seven-track project offers a glimpse into a Kogi (Kagabas village), which are steeped in the aural tradition, where writing doesn’t exist. It’s profoundly respectful work that aims to compliment the Kagabas People’s core self-belief as ‘Guardians of the Earth’.
100% of the project’s revenues will be donated to Colombian charity Nativa, dedicated to overcoming the environmental challenges, such as logging and deforestation, that the Kagabas People precariously navigate.
“This album combines songs, field recordings of the village and of its surrounding nature, as well as musical compositions I made in my studio. They liked the result and approved this album to be released. Fully aware of the responsibility the Kagabas have entrusted me with, I’ve decided to self release this album and will give all the benefits to the Nativa organization to support its fight for the replanting of trees and getting land back.” – Lion’s Drums
Kargabas follows his self-titled EP released on John Talabot’s Hivern Discs imprint in 2018. Stream the second taste of the album ‘Water’ above.
Pre-order here in advance of its 12th February release, check out the cover art and tracklisting below.
1. Alouatta (Hembra)
3. Music from Memories