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Badari “Dream Journal” EP Release Featured

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This is a really interesting EP from an emerging artist with quite a few previous mixtape releases to his name, all very well received. 

This time around, with the release of this “Dream Journal” EP, Badari explores his subconscious and the results are fascinating glimpses into fear, loss and a search for peace.

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It’s a bit like falling down the rabbit hole and a refreshing choice for a rap artist.  The music is thoughtful, melodic, with twisted rhythms and gorgeous bells and chimes referencing his Indian heritage, as does some lovely vocal inflexions and vibrato.

There’s a real journey here, from track to track.  There’s anger and denial, and a sense of balance and finally some peace, although it’s not too neatly tied.  It’s a story within a story.  His glorious ethnicity and a lifetime of moving around has given him a unique experience to draw from.  Forever the outsider in a country that should embrace the newcomer but often does the opposite.

It’s a challenging listen lyrically. It’s a mirror to this American life seen through his eyes.  Badari is undoubtably a poet and there’s so much pain in these lines.  But there’s hope too and grace and the sense that there’s much, much more to come.  Loved it!!

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Producer: tunnA Beatz

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Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros

Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros
Writer, Filmmaker, Musician. Samantha has Produced over 60 short films and Written and Directed 20. She is the co-creator of 52 Films/52 Weeks and The Cinema Tribe Collective. She has written over 400 LA Theatre reviews and is partners in Xpress Records a Music Publishing Company in the UK.  This year she will be directing her first feature film which she also wrote, developing several others and is writing a children’s book. 

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