‘From Zamunda with Love’ is an upcoming self-released beat tape from Norwich-based artist Tadi the Great. The title is a reference to Eddie Murphy’s 1988 film ‘Coming to America’ which he credits as one of his favourite films of all time. Tadi initially set out to create a tape that sampled the film’s soundtrack but due to the scarcity of high-quality versions of the tracks the plan changed and he decided to sample tracks from all over Africa and create his version of a soundtrack whilst sampling bits of dialogue and other sounds from the film. This project was initiated in 2021 not long before being selected for Brownwood Recording’s Future Bubblers so it’s his check-in to showcase his growth as an artist & dj / crate-digger which is why the tape will see him explore and blur the lines between genres. Tadi has teased tracks from the project at his Jazz Cafe performance in July as well as Future Bubblers show on Worldwide FM. Tracks from the project are titled with a cultural reference to the country where the song sampled comes from e.g ‘No Dey Carry Last’ is a reference to the Nigerian/Pidgin phrase ‘Naija no dey carry last’ meaning Nigerians always strive to finish first. The concept of Zamunda in Tadi’s world isn’t tied to a specific place in Africa but more to a united continent and this is a sentiment he has seen from artists such as Fela Kuti & Hugh Masekela, both of whom have had a huge influence over the project. Project out on May 25th (aka Africa Day).