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Album of the Week: GonjaSufi ‘A ...

Sufism is a mystical sect within Islam, dedicated to the purification of the soul in pursuit of divinity. Stillness lies at its heart—a stillness embodied by the religion's Whirling Dervishes, or semazens, who spin in place in trance-like worship. (If you've ever seen the film 'Baraka', you've seen them in action.) The same stillness permeates the core of 'A Sufi and a Killer' , the debut album from the San Diego-raised rapper GonjaSufi.

Produced mainly by the Gaslamp Killer and Mainframe, and featuring one track by Flying Lotus , it's a collection of hazy, psychedelic beats, mined from progressive rock and world music, that cradle Gonjasufi's voice like a nest of moss and sticks. GonjaSufi—aka Sumach Valentine—came up rapping with ....
From 'Beatportal'
5:01 p.m. Friday 12th March 2010 EST
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