I Rise EP (incl. Edits by: Danny Krivit)
A year after the release of her brilliant debut album THE MEETING LEGACY, Emilie Nana returns to the front of the scene with a stunning new single, reciting the poem “Still I Rise” by American poet, author and civil rights activist, Maya Angelou in her very own, personal way.
A1 Emilie Nana - I Rise (Original)05:45
A2 Emilie Nana - I Rise (Instrumental)05:46
B1 Emilie Nana - I Rise (Danny Krivit Extended Vocal Dub Edit)08:28
B2 Emilie Nana - I Rise (Danny Krivit Beatapella)02:55
I RISE is the reflection of Emilie Nana’s hatching and metamorphosis. With this record she makes us to witness her transformation from a state of chrysalide to butterfly. I RISE is the synonym for self assertion, as a determined african black woman and an ode to inspiring women, throwing in their energy in order to transform themselves.
Emilie Nana will bring you up! Her levitating voice, almost whispered, will overwhelm you. She will bewitch you like a great priestess whereas the musical backing is deep, hypnotic and steady tones. “I RISE is a denunciation”, Emilie Nana claims! It is not only about a meditation but truly well a declamation. She clearly address to the oppressor. She speaks whit great assurance! She answers to decades of mistreatment. She is a black woman who’s expressing herself proudly. A strongly personal music!
A sentiment that is also shared by New York’s seminal DJ and producer Danny Krivit: “Emilie Nana has a lot to say with her music... and her lyrics... Her latest single, “I Rise” is a wonderful example of both.” The opportunity working with a personality that gathers all ethnic origins together throughout his life like Danny Krivit, a true legend whose edit works are beyond classics, whose role as a mastermind in NYC nightlife is untouchable and whose performing for more than 45 years at the forefront of the international dance music scene is like a gift for Emilie Nana now having the Danny Krivit Vocal Dub Edit and Beatapella versions on her own record. Both drawn, carefully edited and immortalized with Danny Krivit’s magic touch!
(words by Marie-Belle Kambila, CH)
Emilie Nana on the poem “Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou:
''The poem “Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou is one of the indelible of our greatest matriarchal civilizations, one of the surviving forces of perpetual attempts to erase and expropriate the black culture of the world learned, pacifist, resistant and autonomous. The historical context of this writing has no place here, it is even beyond the anatomy, I emphasize the meeting with the ancestral forces that even after deterritorialization keep a symbiosis with those who made the greatness of Africa, earth of the world, queens, prophetesses, warriors, goddesses, scientists, teachers, icons; The African woman.
Early Support and Quotes on “I Rise”:
“EXCELLENT – this is a pure beauty....Loooove it”
“Good to hear from you. Nice release...
Please send this to me would love to rock it. Looking forward”
“Beautiful. Like it. Very levitating and kicking.... will try the Danny Krivit Edit tonight”
“Hell yes! Thank you. Give her my best”
“I love the song. Original is beautiful. Floatings / Ambiances are great and Emilie s voice is really nice. Danny’s edits are great. Will play all this for sure. Thank you very much.“