Akala Fire In The Booth (Part 1)
Updated: Jun 14
Akala dropped this back in 2011. Not much to say – it's a history lesson all in itself. Here are some selected lyrics:
2:22 - For small amounts of drug possession there's more black people in jail in America than there is for rape and armed robbery and murder all put together // You can say they're just locking up thugs // Imagine they imprisoned every middle-class kid that had ever held drugs?
What time signature is the music in?
Is the beat in a major or minor key?
This tune is built on a loop. How many bars is the loop made from?
Can you point to Nigeria on a map?
Who are Malcolm, Marley and Marcus Garvey?
Can you hear Akala changing the rhythm of his words from quavers, semi-quavers and triplets?