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James Gaiters, Robert Mason, Krate Digga, Lee Savory and Eddie Bayard have been playing together as Watu Utungo for about three years. A Swahili term meaning rhythmic people, Watu Utungo is interested in investigating the common thread of black music by fusing elements of jazz, R&B, hip-hop, soul and gospel to create one eclectic sound. “Black Man’s Dawn” is an original composition reminiscent of an Eritrean melody that puts forth messages of hope and promises brighter days ahead for the black community.

Read our interview with the band here.