Blitz The Ambassador - Native Sun (CD)
Native Sun, Blitz the Ambassador’s sophomore release, is a dynamic mix of Hip Hop, Afrobeat, and Highlife music. Drawing from his Ghanaian roots, Blitz and his band, The Embassy Ensemble, have created a musically dense journey from Ghana to Brooklyn. “Native Sun the album is a journey backwards, back through hip hop, the Caribbean soundsystem culture that preceded it, back to its African roots, with the final kora,” notes Blitz. “The film looks forward, to what could be. Both are about the longing for home we feel in the diaspora, and about letting go of old notions and embracing new ideas. The sound in itself speaks to that.” Blitz accompanies this mindblowing release with a short film with director Terence Nance as a companion expression for the album. Filmed in Ghana with a cast of 55, it maps the transformation of a boy from marginal village orphan to master of his destiny, with a poignancy and panache rarely seen in music videos.