Afro-Trap Group The.Wav Celebrates Female Diversity in the ‘Love Games’ Visuals

Los Angeles-based Afro-Trap collective The.Wav return with the music video for "Love Games."

The.Wav is a musical collective that fuses its members’ diverse roots—Tanzanian, Indonesian, Trinidadian, Bajan, Afro-Cuban, and many more—into a sound they describe as Afro-Trap.

“Love Games,” the LA-based group’s latest single which we premiered last month, synthesizes dancehall and afrobeats rhythms into a jam tailor-made for the end of summer.

Their new music video for the track is a “celebration of the rich diversity among women of color,” The.Wav writes to Okayafrica.

“With this project, we sought out to empower women across The Diaspora to celebrate that which makes each of them magical,” the group adds. “We also aim to bring to light the historical origins of Carnival during parade season; the 'Jab-Jab' scenes in the video pay homage to the artistic metaphoric expression of freedom that historically and continuously commemorates our journey from slavery to emancipation.”

“This story of transcendence should inspire us -- a people dispersed around the globe, to overcome mental slavery and unite in celebrating our differences through light and love," they mention.

Watch The.Wav’s music video for “Love Games” above.


Interview: Wavy The Creator Is Ready to See You Now

The multidisciplinary Nigerian-American artist on tapping into all her creative outlets, creating interesting things, releasing a new single and life during quarantine.

A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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