Leading up to the release of Esperanza Spalding’s next album RADIO MUSIC SOCIETY, check out the brand new short film for the single featuring Algebra Blesset “Black Gold.”

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official words from Ms. Spalding.:

This song is singing to our African American heritage before slavery. Over the decades, so much of the strength in the African American community has seeded from resistance and endurance. I wanted to address the part of our heritage spanning back to pre-colonial Africa and the elements of Black pride that draw from our connection to our ancestors in their own land. I particularly wanted to create something that spoke to young boys.

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