Congo Square is a collaboration between the London based Hip Hop and Spoken Word duo Poetic Pilgrimage and Los Angeles based Producer and DJ, Anas Canon.
The name Congo Square was suggested by Anas who felt it aptly portrayed their unification. Named after a square in Louisiana where African American slaves would congregate on their days off to sing, dance and play music. Caribbean slaves would frequent Congo Square too, bringing their musical traditions to this dynamic creative space which provided musical freedom to those suffering from severe oppression.
This fusion of African, American and Caribbean cultural influences was a perfect representation of their mutual heritage and musical future.
released July 3, 2011
All songs produced, recorded and mixed by Anas Canon for Remarkable Current.
All Lyrics by Poetic Pilgrimage and Anas Canon.
This Photo was shot by the Illustrious Mimi Chakarova. www.mclight.com
The Design of the cover was done by the renowned visual artist Asma I. www.asmainam.com
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