Savoir – Zinli Rhythm

I think it was Gayatri Spivak who wrote that it’s, uh, dangerous to lust after a pre-colonial state that is not recoverable or perceivable in any pristine form. Basically, what I’m getting at is that this song by the production duo Savoir has been lauded for ‘sounding African’, but that statement’s technically false as an idea of ‘Africanism’ has been technically shattered through a prism of pan-european influence, dominance and degradation. We’re all a product of a combined history of influences, let’s embrace that fact!

Regardless, this song is excellent.