The Youth Stand Up! project was a musical collaboration bringing together young musicians from Belize, Ghana and Scotland. Tracks were conceived in Glasgow’s Green Door Studio and then through a series of workshops and recording sessions, the masterminds behind the album worked with both the Lebeha Drumming Centre in Belize and the Tafi Cultural Institute in Ghana to create an album that was later released on JD Twitch from Optimo’s label Autonomous Africa in late 2015.
Four of the tracks from said release have been remixed by JD Twitch himself, Midland, General Ludd and Auntie Flo, the latter of which is a real highlight for us with its off-kilter, chopped up vocals and stretched-out, hazy undertones.
You can buy the release here, all proceeds go to the Lebeha Drumming Centre and the Tafi Cultural Institute.