Hard times for dreamers

KHALIFA


Times might be tough for dreamers, but Khalifa takes a stand. For his album Hard times for dreamers, Khalifa rounded up an international crew, bringing in Mad professor, Winston Mac Anuff, Nambo Robinson, Sly and Robbie et Steven Marley Wright (I Jah Man) to put together 12 powerful, tight songs. Each tune has its subtlety; the punchy brass section gives way to the strings, and a 50s guitar trill weaves in and out of a raw afro-beat. Robbie Shakespeare’s bassline smoothly glides us from Lagos to the Kingston suburbs, while Khalif’s masterful voice takes the lead.

Hard times for dreamers was the result of trips to Oran, Ramallah, Kingston, Paris and London, and exchanges with Sly & Robbie, Mad Professor, Tiken Jah Fakoly, Taxi Gang, Sugar Minott, Nambo Robinson, Steven Marley Wright and Paul Groucho Smykle.

Khalifa, a composer and musician since 1997, doesn’t think of his music as compartmentalized. He draws his energy straight from the roots of reggae, and exceeds our preconceptions, whether it is with French songs, blues, or North African traditional music.

On stage, Khalifa takes a business class trip from Kingston straight to Oran, stopping over in Camden, London.

The stage is his turf, his habitat; it’s worldly, hypnotic, and with the Positive Radical Sound crew, he reminds us that dreams are possible.


Times might be tough for dreamers, but Khalifa takes a stand. For his album Hard times for dreamers, Khalifa rounded up an international crew, bringing in Mad professor, Winston Mac Anuff, Nambo Robinson, Sly and Robbie et Steven Marley Wright (I Jah Man) to put together 12 powerful, tight songs. Each tune has its subtlety; the punchy brass section gives way to the strings, and a 50s guitar trill weaves in and out of a raw afro-beat. Robbie Shakespeare’s bassline smoothly glides us from Lagos to the Kingston suburbs, while Khalif’s masterful voice takes the lead.

Hard times for dreamers was the result of trips to Oran, Ramallah, Kingston, Paris and London, and exchanges with Sly & Robbie, Mad Professor, Tiken Jah Fakoly, Taxi Gang, Sugar Minott, Nambo Robinson, Steven Marley Wright and Paul Groucho Smykle.

Khalifa, a composer and musician since 1997, doesn’t think of his music as compartmentalized. He draws his energy straight from the roots of reggae, and exceeds our preconceptions, whether it is with French songs, blues, or North African traditional music.

On stage, Khalifa takes a business class trip from Kingston straight to Oran, stopping over in Camden, London.

The stage is his turf, his habitat; it’s worldly, hypnotic, and with the Positive Radical Sound crew, he reminds us that dreams are possible.

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Reserve€ 20.00
Format
12” Black vinyl (33 rpm)

Caution: Vinyl mockups and specs may differ from the final product. Qrates is not responsible if the final product does not match expectations.
Digital download bonus
This project has no digital download bonus.
Crowdfunding project
This funding project accepts orders during its project period and you will be charged once the project succeeds. The project period may be shortened or extended depending on the situation.
Project duration
Oct 31 2018 ~ Dec 31 2018 00:00 UTC
Estimated shipping date
Records are shipped typically 2-3 months from the project’s end date once after the project has successfully ended.
* Please note that the schedule is subject to change depending on any schedule changes at the pressing plant and the artist’s ability to submit production assets.
Shipping
From London/UK to United States

With tracking : € 18.99~+ € 2.40 per each additional copies

Without tracking : € 8.99~+ € 2.75 per each additional copies

Tracks

ASide

1.
17 Un Seul désir (Urban Mix) bonus track*
KHALIFA
03:18
2.
03 Pray The King. feat Sly & Robbie
KHALIFA
03:32
3.
16 Mad Professor And The King. bonus track*
KHALIFA
04:12

Crowdfunding

Uncompleted
Finished
Reserve€ 20.00
Format
12” Black vinyl (33 rpm)

Caution: Vinyl mockups and specs may differ from the final product. Qrates is not responsible if the final product does not match expectations.
Digital download bonus
This project has no digital download bonus.
Crowdfunding project
This funding project accepts orders during its project period and you will be charged once the project succeeds. The project period may be shortened or extended depending on the situation.
Project duration
Oct 31 2018 ~ Dec 31 2018 00:00 UTC
Estimated shipping date
Records are shipped typically 2-3 months from the project’s end date once after the project has successfully ended.
* Please note that the schedule is subject to change depending on any schedule changes at the pressing plant and the artist’s ability to submit production assets.
Shipping
From London/UK to United States

With tracking : € 18.99~+ € 2.40 per each additional copies

Without tracking : € 8.99~+ € 2.75 per each additional copies

Profile

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Singer and songwriter since 1997 with Positive Radical Sound (PRS), he believes music can be more than making tunes and performing.

Releasing four albums with PRS, two with Sly & Robbie as well as numerous songs featuring Mad Professor, Tiken Jah Fakoly, Sly & Robbie, Taxi Gang, Sugar Minott, Nambo Robinson, Steven Marley Wright and Paul Groucho Smykle, Khalifa is also involved in teaching music in detention centres in France, in refugee camps in Palestine or in youth clubs in Oran, Algeria.

Music should help educate while exploring the depths of the Soul.

This is what Khalifa has learned to do.

He gets his energy from the sources of reggae music to take us beyond frontiers as shown in his last single ‘There’s a Light’ which music video was shot in Camden, London, or in his cover of French classic ‘Chanson pour l’auvergnat’ by George Brassens, North African style!

For nearly 17 years Khalifa keeps producing music and writing songs, inspired by his travels and by everyday life, and backed by a powerful rhythm.

A must-see performance!
Singer and songwriter since 1997 with Positive Radical Sound (PRS), he believes music can be more than making tunes and performing.

Releasing four albums with PRS, two with Sly & Robbie as well as numerous songs featuring Mad Professor, Tiken Jah Fakoly, Sly & Robbie, Taxi Gang, Sugar Minott, Nambo Robinson, Steven Marley Wright and Paul Groucho Smykle, Khalifa is also involved in teaching music in detention centres in France, in refugee camps in Palestine or in youth clubs in Oran, Algeria.

Music should help educate while exploring the depths of the Soul.

This is what Khalifa has learned to do.

He gets his energy from the sources of reggae music to take us beyond frontiers as shown in his last single ‘There’s a Light’ which music video was shot in Camden, London, or in his cover of French classic ‘Chanson pour l’auvergnat’ by George Brassens, North African style!

For nearly 17 years Khalifa keeps producing music and writing songs, inspired by his travels and by everyday life, and backed by a powerful rhythm.

A must-see performance!

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