Tumi & French Trio Chinese Man Team Up On 'Once Upon A Time'

Joburg rapper Tumi Molekane lends his poetic skill to French trio Chinese Man on 'Once Upon a Time.'


After collaborating back in 2012 on moodlifter "Ta Bom," Joburg titan Tumi Molekane and France's electro-zen trio Chinese Man have released the video for laid-back jam "Once Upon A Time." The master storyteller (and former Tumi and the Volume frontman) lets his politically conscious lyrics ("liberate the land but forgot the man") ebb and flow above a sweet mix of djembes, scratching and a killer brass line. French animator/filmmaker Christian Volckman's human/animal figures morph in and out of each other in a surrealist visual aid to the De La Soul-nodding track. The video marks the release of the group's Once Upon A Time EP, out today via their Marseille-based Chinese Man Records. Watch Tumi and Chinese Man in "Once Upon a Time" below.

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