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.


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