Dancehall/Reggae musician, Ras Kuuku goes international after this year’s VGMA board refused to nominate his song – Father.
Militant Warriors Promotions & Progressive Dread Unit both Italian based production houses have picked Ras Kuuku to be the only African artiste to be featured on their Soul Warrior Riddim.
After watching Ras Kuuku’s Father music video on YouTube, they were amazed with the realities in the video. Even though they could not understand much of the lyrics in the song, they liked the rhythm and the few positive lines they understood “Help me father poverty is not my portion”.
They later made contact with Ras with Kuuku to grant him the honour of being the only African artiste to feature on the forth coming riddim.
The riddim is dedicated to the Turkish Resistance – an event that occurred this summer in Gezi Park, Istanbul.
3.5 million of Turkey’s 80 million population are estimated to have taken an active part in almost 5,000 demonstrations across Turkey connected with the original Gezi Park protest. 11 people were killed and more than 8,000 were injured.
Below is the track list for the Riddim
Zasta NCF (IT) – Viaggia
Beppe Rebel (IT) – Rivoluzione Globale
Albe (IT) – Anime ribelli
Ras Kuuku (GH) – Ghana
Bujumannu (IT) – Neva give up
Treble Lu Professore (IT) – Respiro
RasDany-I (IT) – Soul Warriors
Sr. Wilson (ES) – Man a pray
Da Frogg Eyes (TR) – Dem barricades
Mert CanKa, Bazibosuk, Da Prof Essa (TR) – Yan Babilon
Falkonection (DE-ES) – Bye Bye
Mc Trooper (UK) – Forward to the victory
Junior Dread (BR) – Da truth
Tizla Ft. Samba (IT- SN) – un’attimo ancora
Original Sicilian Style (IT) – Ci vuole faccia
All the songs are currently receiving massive air play on Magenta 92.2 FM in Italy. He is therefore selling Ghana to the rest of the world since his version talks about Ghana being the gate way to Africa, how hard working Ghanaians are, their rich culture and rich colours, our chiefs, ancestors, among others.
Go get a copy of the song titled Ghana by Ras Kuuku and listen yourself.