Have you ever heard of Freetown Collective?
Freetown Collective is a tribe of five highly passionate young men – Keegan Maharaj, Lou Lyons, Muhammad Muwakil, Ikechi Griffith and Baba Ayinde – from the twin island republic of Trinidad and Tobago. They are poets, lyricists and musicians who are seeking to use their work to continue the great heritage left to them by calypsonians, storytellers, poets and chantuelles who came before.
They intend to put their own spin on it, to share the stories of a generation that has yet to properly articulate its position in this every shifting world. Their music and spoken word pieces highlight daily life struggles, the power of love, the ups and downs of relationships and just pure positive vibrations. They travel to a lot of places – locally, regionally and internationally – to perform and to share their Caribbean culture and beliefs through music.
Check out some of our favorites from Freetown Collective:
Their music is a freeing agent creating within each listener a “free town” that he/she is able to build upon and move out to affect the world. The brothers agree that Trinidad’s indigenous music and soul has moved so far from its center that it is no longer able to act as a healing agent, their goal is to rekindle the flame.
We look forward to great things from these Caribbean brothers!