Karan Viegas is a New York, USA-based experimental artist who has teamed up with rappers Smokey The Ghost and Arshaq Malik, as well as Broadway singers Bongi Duma, for his afro-jazz new track Circus Freestyle.
By Graeme Smith
The track marries unexpected and atmospheric jazz and classical instrumentals with hip-hop finishing touches and free-flowing, stream-of-consciousness verses. It all adds up to something unlike anything I’ve heard before. There is a transcendent feel, yet it’s still tethered to its African and Indian roots.
It’s accompanied by an animated video created by Argentinian visual artist German Jorge. The video explores the conflict between man and wildlife through the imagined tale of a trafficked leopard. You can check out the video below.
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