One Love Africa
Unity (Umoja) is a passion project for Alan Floyd which is rooted in his lifelong search for connections with his ancestral roots in the African continent. Alan travelled across Africa from Sierra Leone to Liberia, Nigeria to Kenya, South Africa to Namibia and Ethiopia. He visited for business but also to seek some answers in historical landmarks, spiritual and hallowed grounds where he got a hint of what was, what is and what could be.
Unity (Umoja) is more than just a music project, it is an apotheosis, of his career in the music industry , of his intellectual musings on economic opportunities in the African diaspora, of his spiritual reflections on ancient African cultures and his connection to it, of his thoughts about changing the narrative about Africa and transforming internalized misconceptions that prevent further and deeper collaborations across African communities.
The overall objective of the Unity (Umoja) Initiative is to help promote local African and Caribbean music styles and shed lights on unique take on music and talents that seldom get an opportunity to shine.
The Unity (Umoja) Initiative offers the opportunity to artists to record a localized version of the Unity (Umoja) song thus transforming the original tune into a version that has rhythms and flavors specific to their country, city or region of origin.
Furthermore, the Unity (Umoja) Initiative encourages collaborations between artists from different regions and countries, similarly, multiple artists can offer to cover together the Unity (Umoja) song in one take. We are happy to facilitate the process and help with technical arrangements.
Through the marketing and grassroot promotional efforts attached to the Unity (Umoja) project, the new versions of the Unity (Umoja) song will be promoted across the globe allowing people do discover or rediscover new musical genres and fusions.