And humanity continues to move and move…
“I always had the documentary in mind, but the turning point was deciding to make music based on my DNA,” explains Residente, who sees the project as one cohesive whole, with the documentary tracking both his travels and his recording process in each location. “Each sound, each word, even the track order has a reason. We began in Siberia because that’s the birth place of everything. War is in the middle as well as ‘Apocaliptica,’ which we recorded in Beijing and talks about the end of the world, because the pollution makes it seem that way. I almost got killed in Burkina Fasso. It’s an album that needs to be discovered many times.”
(Residente, 2017 – https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/latin/7710025/residente-on-dna-testing-his-roots-creating-intelligent-music)
Check the website of the Rapper Residente, that created a musical work based on this DNA Ancestry. http://www.residente.com
which borders did your ancestors cross?
which borders have you crossed?
which borders are you crossing right now?
which borders do you want to cross?
How can past and future be represented in a present artistic creation?
looking back hundreds of generations,
how would it sound as
how would it move in space and time?
“It’s just the feeling when you start thinking about your ancestors and DNA that the grounds open below you and you can feel your mother and her mother, and her mother, and her mother, and her mother 30,000 years back. So suddenly you’re this kinda tunnel, or trunk of DNA … All these ghosts come up so it ended up begin a Halloween song and quite gothic in a way … It’s like being part of this everlasting necklace when you’re just a bead on a chain and you sort of want to belong and be a part of it and it’s just like a miracle.”
how the past can anticipate the future and the future can anticipate the past?
In April 22nd/ 2013 I arrived in NYC to live.
Then started this story of being recognised by different ethnical groups and discovering my self as a unity or a fragment of so many cultures
In July/ 2017 I took a DNA test to map my ancestry.
Here is the result and the beginning of this journey.