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New Dawn feat. Nadeem Din​​-​​Gabisi

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‘NEW DAWN’ carries the meaning of new hope, a new day where everything is possible.

As a highly danceable song with a poetic spoken word outro, the music is inspired by Ghanaian Afrobeat and results in a mix of Afro-urban-flute-jazz: the power of rhythm and percussion is combined with a poppy melody that draws from underground soul music.

‘NEW DAWN’ was filmed in Ghana. As a symbolic extension to the track, the videoclip intensely reflects and illustrates ESINAM’s roots, inspiration and artistic visions. All scenes and images are deeply connected to her Ghanaian origins and bare great meaning, just like the specific places were the video was shot.

Discover some more info on the video in ESINAM own words below. “The clip starts in Jamestown (Accra), the heart of the old city. There are scenes shot in the Volta Region as well, which is close to my grand parents’ village. It was important for me to make a video there and add some symbolic and picturesque imagery: the family portrait in our house, sisterhood, the red ground, the river, the sunset, ... It all invites us to other visions, linked to imagination and poetry.”

The dancing has a strong symbolic meaning too, and became a big part of the video. It was ESINAM’s sister Selasi Dogbatse who created the choreography: “We invited Illy Boy and Eflex, two strong dancers from Accra. From the sunrise to the sunset, it's a new dawn, a new day where everything is possible, new Shapes in Twilights of Infinity.”

For a vocal featuring, ESINAM asked London based multi-artist Nadeem Din-Gabisi to write a poem and implement it in the song.

“I met Nadeem back in 2014 in New York during a trip. Then, we met several times in London. We have friends in common I knew him as a DJ, music lover, and later also as a film maker. He is an artist that I appreciate a lot. I knew that it would be great to collaborate on that song with his words. I knew he could easily feel the vibe of this music, and add his spoken wor(l)d to it.” "Open door, See the day, Let the light, Bright light Show me, Show you, New way"

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released April 30, 2021

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ESINAM Brussels, Belgium

ESINAM brings an African (Ghana) touch in her music. She finds inspiration in her journeys all over the world and encounters with different cultures. Born in Brussels, ESINAM is a
composer, plays and performs her own music with flute, percussions, vocals as well as traditional and modern instruments.
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