Nadeem Din-Gabisi uses deep jazz to convey a radiance of inspiration and optimism, and his music exudes a resolute and unwavering drive.
The interdisciplinary artist, who is of British and Sierra Leonean descent and based in London, uses poetry, video, painting, and most recently, music, to convey messages of both individual and societal resilience.
His innovative redemptive tales present Black people as universal beings rather than the stereotypes produced by popular media. His message, enmeshed in a concoction of grime, hip-hop, highlife, and jazz—similar to punk in its passionate chants, charged lyrics, and unwillingness to commit to any specific lane—deftly leads the listener through his personal journey, exploring periods of sorrow and joy in childhood.
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