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Lamin Fofana Shares 'Another World,' An EP About African Migration In The Mediterranean

Brooklyn-based Sierra Leonean electronic producer Lamin Fofana shares 'Another World,' an EP about the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean.


Brooklyn-based Sierra Leonean electronic producer Lamin Fofana is sharing the self-released Another World. The new 3-track EP is lead by "Lampedusa," a billowing production about the ongoing Mediterranean migration crisis built on a minimalist synthesizer melody. It also includes the atmospheric title track "Another World" and upbeat closer "Plume (Realist Mix)."

"With this piece, I want to convey a certain mood, a feeling of being adrift at sea somewhere between catastrophe and paradise," Lamin explains via e-mail. "We live in a complex world today, and depending on the lens you look through, the possible futures shift. The future can look dim and uncertain - because at the present things are not going so well for the people of planet earth."

"I was thinking of the thousands of African migrants braving winter storms and twenty foot waves in overcrowded rickety vessels crossing the Mediterranean Sea and hoping to reach Europe, while European governments are deliberately letting them drown or locking them up to deter others from coming. It's depressing and shameful what's going on."

Stream and purchase Lamin Fofana's Another World EP below, available now through bandcamp.

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