Low Leaf has been slowly and steadily carving out a place for herself. Combining jazz, hip-hop, tribal, and chamber music, her work is intensely intentional and ambitious. With Low Leaf, you can feel she is completely cognizant of the ability of music to impact people on a mental, spiritual, and political level.
Her new album, AKASHAALAY, is dedicated to the "bloody history and bright future" of Low Leaf's roots, the islands of the Phillipines:
"'Rise Up' is a vibratory message of restoration and empowerment to the collective Filipino psyche. In an effort to de-colonize, cleanse, and heal the wounds of history and recent natural disasters--the time is ripe now, more than ever, for the Filipino spirit to be reborn in full form. As the divine generation, our ancestors that have lived and died for us to co-create our culture through music and art are speaking through us, and guiding our hearts to a new awakening. So, the people of the world, how we gonna rise up?"
AKASHAALAY will be available digitally and on cassette through Fresh Selects on April 29.