Their adoration in Sierra Leone may know no bounds, but Bajah + the Dry Eye Crew are drawing plenty of attention from the rest of the world as well. Their music has been featured in films, including Blood Diamond, the Academy Award-nominated film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and the upcoming int’l dance film Beat The Wolrd. Furthermore, their upcoming album release will feature guest appearances by some of the most talented people in Hip Hop, including Questlove, K’naan, Talib Kweli, and Res. To celebrate the first elections since the beginning of Sierra Leone’s civil war, Bajah + the Dry Eye Crew released the song “Ease Di Tension.”
Even on the other side of the globe, in one of the poorest and most dangerous countries in history, there is proof of the power of music to support significant positive change. No matter what language you speak, Bajah + the Dry Eye Crew’s call to action for the oppressed and downtrodden resonates with universal clarity.