“… The album’s first single “Free Water,” which features a guest spot from Tiken Jah Fakoly is a slick synthesis of the modern and traditional: modern electronic production featuring wobbling, tweeter and woofer rocking beats and traditional Guinean instrumentation paired with a vitally necessary message — water is life for all of us.
The accompanying video reminds then viewer of water’s importance to all of us — from drinking, bathing, our food and so on. But it also gives the viewer a glimpse of daily life in beautiful Guinea and scenes from the studio.
African music legends join forces to claim a political and universal message for World Water Day! This is the great comeback of N’Faly Kouyaté: collaborations with artists such as Peter Gabriel, William Kentridge, Phil Manzanera, Ray Phiri etc. have led him to create a particular path in the history of African music, precursor of a new style: Afrotonix. Very present today on the continent, it is a mixture between polyphony and electronic music, in symbiosis with traditional instruments. He also represents his group Afro Celt Sound System since 1996 and taked it to a Golden Record and two nominations for Grammy Awards. In this new track, the electro-pop sounds are accompanied by traditional instruments ! …”
Source : The Joy of Violent Movement