Go down moses
BY DYANI DOUZE & QUAZZY FAFFLE
DYANI AND QUAZZY COMPOSED THIS ORIGINAL SONG ESPECIALLY FOR YOUNG, COLORED & ANGRY, AND PERFORMED IT AT OUR LIVE EVENT ON APRIL 25TH. HERE, YOU CAN LISTEN TO THE TRACK AGAIN AND READ THEIR ARTIST STATEMENT BELOW. XX ARS + ELLIOTT
Go Down Moses is inspired from the hope that a village has when they send their child off into the world. Dyani and Quazzy joined forces with one goal in mind: putting their collective cries into one message. Dyani's production includes the use of a custom-built Mbira, rooting the overall soundscape into a history of African spiritual tradition, Childhood, and Civil Rights Activism. Quazzy's background in Sound Design opened up the possibilities for a cinematic landscape by mixing in a chorus of different voices from all backgrounds to tie in the message of unity and community building.
Dyani Douze is a multimedia artist, raised in Miami, DC, and Paris and currently residing in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn.
Dyani recently returned from a study abroad program in Johannesburg, South Africa, and is currently finishing up her final year at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study, NYU. While at Gallatin, Dyani is continuing her research on the relationship between aural and visual media, studying sound design, film scoring, film editing and production.
She has served as an editorial apprentice on Spike Lee's documentary Bad 25, and has produced several personal projects, including a short documentary exploring architectural spaces in Paris. In her spare time, Dyani produces music and DJs at local venues.
Find more of her work on her Soundcloud.
Quazzy Faffle is as much of Nicholas Herd, as a Rose is just a sweet ass name. The Michigan Native spends his time instructing Yoga, Sound Designing Films, and writing Lyrics to music he and his inspirations make. Don't ask Quazzy to do anything the same way twice. No pregunta Quazzy para nada dos veces.
Find more of his work on his Soundcloud.