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Listen To Samara Alofa's 'Laid Out' on The Assurance Compilation

Listen To Samara Alofa's 'Laid Out' on The Assurance Compilation

Chris Cudby / Photo credit: @locapinay / Wednesday 6th April, 2022 11:11AM

Aotearoa singer / producer Samara Alofa has contributed a new track to The Assurance Compilation, an internationally focussed collection celebrating women and non-binary DJs / producers, organised by Berlin-based DJ and producer Juba. Inspired by "the city scapes of Tāmaki Makaurau," Alofa's 'Laid Out' layers the multidisciplinary artist's stunning vocals over bass bin-shaking, looping percussion referencing their indigenous heritage. Find out more about the project HERE and read the track's accompanying statement...

"The drums take inspiration from the nafa (Tongan drums) and pātē (Samoan wood drums, origins of Tahiti), representing Samara's indigenous heritage.

Alongside nods to Samara's Indigenous roots, 'Laid Out' draws inspiration from R&B and Neo Soul and LoFi essences and embodies a spirit of sovereignty and hope.

The lyrics of 'Laid Out' are written in response to the gentrification and ever continuing colonisation of Indigenous people in Aotearoa and speak of the streams and river ways which have been excavated or covered up with concrete and lay dormant under the city."

Listen to The Assurance Compilation...


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