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Ziinga Zanram feat. Art Melody

by Ancient Astronauts



For the past 3 years German production duo Ancient Astronauts (Kabanjak and Dogu) have worked on their upcoming album ZIK ZAK, which puts upcoming artists from Africa in the center of their work. Dogu completed 2 East Africa tours with young promising vocalists from Uganda and Kenya, playing venues and festivals in Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya in 2018 and 2019.
Being life-long fans of African music, the Ancient Astronauts were always obsessed with African rhythms and grooves. With the ZIK ZAK album they aim to give an international platform for young artists from all over Africa, artists that rarely reach an international audience with their music.
Let us introduce to you Art Melody, a conscious rapper from Burkina Faso. Art Melody draws his inspiration as much from his mother's griotic incantations, from 70s Afro-soul, as from the best of New York Rap (Busta Rhymes, Mobb Deep, Wu-Tang Clan). Art Melody has been working with High Priest from Anti Pop Consortium, Walter Kibby from Fishbone, Jimi Tenor, Labelle and sound engineer Dave Cooley from the famous Stones Throw label.
The song “Ziinga Zanram” is all about self-consciousness and knowing yourself well, know what you want and need in life. And making sure you are living your dream from the best side. It's about becoming an entrepreneur and a positive idol for the next generation.
As Art Melody describes it in his own words: “Cause where we come from is so far. So I try to be on the real side of things and nothing else. We have bills to pay, kids to rise. My intention is just to make all that going both safe and breathing.”


released October 2, 2020
Written and composed by Mamadou Konkobo and Ingo Moell.
Mixed by Kabanjak.
Produced by Ancient Astronauts.
Mastered by Artur Wnorowski.
Published by Oneminded Soul Publishing.
Artwork layout design by Lisse / Brushwood Entertainment.
Artwork photo by L'Oeil de Ken.


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