Africa, Vermont

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We are A2VT: Three young guys from Africa. When war broke out in our home countries, we were forced to leave. Eventually we arrived in Vermont, where we now live. Now that we are here, we want to show people what we can do. We write songs. We sing. We rap. We have recorded our first album, “Africa, Vermont” with grant funding from the Vermont Community Foundation. We think you will like what you hear.

"So many infectious rhythms and hooks are found on the band’s debut album, Africa, Vermont. Brought together by music, [A2VT] represent the youthful face of an increasingly diverse African refugee community in Vermont. The trio’s debut album is an electric and multilingual mix of African and Western beats, flows and melodies. It reflects the young men’s varied experiences assimilating into their adopted home, and offers a glimpse of the struggles that African refugees face here..."
-Dan Bolles, Seven Days

Full story:
www.7dvt.com/2012-a2vt

credits

released July 27, 2012

A2VT:
Said Bulle (Somalia) Sings and raps in English, Mai Mai and Somali
Cadoux Fancy (Congo) Sings and raps in English and French
MG Man (Tanzania) Sings and raps in Swahili, English and Kirundi

Produced by David Cooper at Creamy Goodness Studio, Burlington, VT

Musicians:
David Cooper - Backing vocals, keyboards, programming
Ken French - Guitars (“Baby Girl”, “Africa”)
Linda Bassick - Guitars (“Mama Africa”)
Mellow - Djembe and Thiol (“Coi Heh”, “Baby Girl”)
Erick Nsabimana - Acoustic guitar, backing vocals (“Baby Girl”)
Steve Summering - Guitar (“Baby, I Know I Love You”)
Andre Maquera - Ukulele ("Baby Girl")

Noah Petrie - Programming (”Bad Boy”, “Africa”, “Winooski My Town”)
PKP Express - Programming (“Lifting Up The World”)
Aaron Jasinski - Programming (“I Got A Feelin'”)
Pino Rossi - Programming (“A2VT”)

All songs by Bulle, Dzingou, Mnyonge, Cooper
except* (Bulle, Dzingou, Mnyonge, Veniot, Cooper, Freudenheim)
©2012 Mercury Rising Music (ASCAP)

This album is dedicated to all of our New Americans from around the world!

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Track Name: A2VT (Voice In The Air)
Languages: English, Swahili, French
Track Name: I Got A Feelin'
Languages: English, Swahili,
Track Name: Coi Heh
Languages: Mai Mai, Swahili, English
Track Name: Baby I Know I Love You
Languages: English, Swahili
Track Name: Winooski, My Town
Languages: English
Track Name: Baby Girl (Mimi Nakupenda Wewe)
Languages: Swahili, English, Mai Mai, French, Kirundi
Track Name: Mama Africa
Languages: Mai Mai, English, Somali, Swahili, French
Track Name: Lifting Up The World
Languages: French, English, Swahili
Track Name: Bad Boy
Languages: English, Swahili, Mai Mai, French
Track Name: A2VT (Epilogue)
Languages: English

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