Five on it: Sudan Archives’ debut is here, and it’s magic | gal-dem

It’s Mercury retrograde and Scorpio season, which leaves me feeling very precarious and fearful, on the cusp of big emotions and danger (aka last retrograde my laptop broke and my glass bedside lamp shattered over my mattress).

NGAIO – Blackbird – Galdem of Eden

“Blackbird was written for black women and is a culmination of my mixed-race identity. Musically, there are influences from Portishead to the long-form tracks of Fela Kuti. Developed with my Mum and performed with friends old and new, it truly is an embodiment of my musical, political and spiritual