Esa “Africa Ni Leo (Behr Remix)”
Huntleys + PalmersHighlife World Series is a three part music series headed up by UK-based […]
Huntleys + PalmersHighlife World Series is a three part music series headed up by UK-based Auntie Flo and Esa. Beginning with Cuba, followed by Kenya, and now finishing on the one in question here, Uganda, the Highlife World Series is a collaborative effort with a focus to share emerging sounds and ideas. Pulled from the Uganda release is Johannesburg-based, South African multi-instrumentalist Behr’s remix of “Africa Ni Leo”—translated as ‘Africa Is Today,’ and a response to the patronizing trope that ‘Africa is the future.’ Beautifully haunting in its delivery, “Africa Ni Leo” trudges along with an abundance of groove-filled instrumentation and swirling vocal lines, with Behr injecting a chunky, acidic bassline as the glue of the track. Behr’s philosophy encompasses the idea that music is within all, a medium and outlet for ones expression. You can donwload his remix of “Africa Ni Leo” for free below, with more information on the Highlife World Series available here.