Georgia Anne Muldrow has released a new video for “ Mufaro’s Garden.” The video directed by AnAkA perfectly captures the enchanting and balmy jazz-schooled track inspired by a folktale book called Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters , illustrated by John Steptoe. “There’s a frame in that book that’s so amazing, of Mufaro looking over his garden which joins with the rest of the land, and in the far distance, you can see the historic sight of Great Zimbabwe. I remember as a child spending hours just looking at this picture, wishing I could go there,” Georgia recalls.
Unlike albums with other titles released under Georgia’s own name, or the outré jazz of her Jyoti alias, VWETO is a specific space for deep and vibe-heavy hip hop beatscapes . Muldrow composed, performed, recorded, arranged, produced, mixed and mastered the record, which is largely instrumental, with occasional inspired vocals from Georgia, singer Shana Jensen and rapper Ayun Basa. The broad spectrum of styles on VWETO III ranges from low-slung gnarly funk, head-nodding boom bap, psychedelic cosmic slop, wigged out leftfield, retro synth jams, jazzy afrofuturism , uplifting soul and LA heat.
Georgia has previously made beats for Denzel Curry, Arlo Parks, J Dilla, Mos Def, Erykah Badu, Robert Glasper and Kool G Rap. Although essentially a beat tape that showcases Muldrow’s world class production skills, VWETO III also works as a proper album, due to her rich musicality and expansively adventurous scope.
This headphone masterpiece is suffused with sound-design-stereo-mixes that create more dimension than Dolby Atmos. Around rhythmic frameworks magic swirls freely – so vivid there’s an atmosphere, a tactile feel, and even a smell. “I was listening to an Isaac Hayes LP where even the reverb had grain and texture. I want my music to create an environment”, states Georgia.
Georgia Anne Muldrow
Old Jack Swing
Ayun Vegas ft. Ayun Bassa
Passin Ooout !
Slave Revoltalleway Boom
Shana’s Back! ft Shana Jensen
Love Call Groove
Boom Bap Is My Homegirl
Georgia Anne Muldrow – Live Dates
September 11, 2021 – Pitchfork Music Festival – Chicago, IL – TICKETS
September 18, 2021 – Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA w/ Brittany Howard, Jamila Woods – TICKETS