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Alim Kamara presents The Great Man
London, UK - March 21st 2015 - "By a great man we mean a man who, because of his spiritual gifts, his character, and other qualities, deserves to be called great and who as a result earns the power to influence others." ~ Fredrik Bajer
Award winning Hip Hop artist Alim Kamara will be launching his EP The Great Man with a live performance and an after party at Floripa London, powered by event organisers I Am London's Sunday Skool showcase on Sunday 29th March 2015. Alim is here to take over your airwaves with an EP that is as bold as it is confident; reminiscent of an extended diary entry laced with reflective and positive vibes.
The Great Man takes listeners on an intergalactic ride through the cosmos with extreme highs as heard on recent single Let's Get Lost featuring the velvety vocals of Sharlene Hector, a feel good song with a 90s R’n’B beat that holds the possibility of an “Us against The World” love. On the other side of the spectrum there is the extremely pensive and introspective Life I Live, which leaves you contemplating your choices in life and your existence. These are just two out of the seven wonders of this cosmic experience.
Alim uses the voice of Tanzanian percussionist Saidi Kanda to interweave the stories he tells on the EP. Saidi Kanda brilliantly captures the transition from boyhood to manhood; blindly fighting trials and tribulations to discovering one’s purpose and sharing that with the world boldly saying; "Here I am. I am here to be great. I will do great things."
This EP is not a matter of art imitating life. Alim has embodied greatness over the years; a journey which has been documented extensively by media sources citing him as the next best thing since "cheese and bread". The most recent press cutting heralded him for helping students to brush up on their English Language Skills using Hip-Hop. The work that he does in the youth community and in schools with his motivational speaking company Alim Ignites is exemplary of a man who isn't here just to be great; but is hell-bent on inspiring others to achieve greatness. The release of this EP is timely as it chronicles what he does and why he does what he does. The well thought out cover art really does cover it all; face the world, face your fears, be great.
Alim explained at a recent exclusive listening event that the EP is about "going through different emotions and journeys in life. Some my own and some of others." The Great Man has been critically acclaimed and promises to be a piece of frank artistic expression with pearls of wisdom for everyone. Yet again, Alim Kamara hones in perfectly on his signature of style and substance; not only will you love it, you will overstand it, you will relate and you will be inspired to be great.
For an opportunity to get a free digital copy of The Great Man, Alim Kamara is inviting people to use the album cover art as their profile picture on Facebook with the following description: "Because I displayed this as my profile picture and sent a screenshot to firstname.lastname@example.org I get The Great Man for FREE." Participants must email screenshots to email@example.com and their email addresses will be added to the mailing list.
"Life I Live is going to make me cry. I know it. It is that deep because to summarise the things that it talks about in one word, it is real."
"This EP is emotional. It isn't just lyrics. It is life."
"Alim does not hold back with this release. It is mature and produced by phenomenal creatives."
"Alim Kamara is a beast in the booth. The world isn't ready for the re-introduction of this great man."