Earlier in the year roots-reggae artist Tradition Man Wolo – who hails from the West African nation, Ghana – released his debut album, aptly titled Reggae Man. The record has a total of nine tracks, two of which are remakes of popular songs: Book Of Rules, sang by The Heptones in the 70s, and The Lady In Red, done by British-Irish singer-songwriter Chris de Burgh in 1986. It also has two remixes (of tracks one and two): Come Home and Back Again.
As the Kwanzaa season approaches Tradition Man Wolo and his team felt it prudent to create some visuals for the song Come Home. To that end, the official video – which was shot and edited in Ghana – was shared this past Monday (December 5th).
Tradition Man explains the importance of publishing the clip now in the following statement: “This video is being released in December to coincide with the homecoming season in Ghana when many Africans in the diaspora visit Africa. The song “Come Home” from my album “Reggae Man” is a call from Africa to all Africans in the diaspora to come back home and help rebuild mother Africa. It also implores Africans on the continent to welcome their brothers and sisters back home when they arrive.”
Scenes for Come Home were captured in the Eastern, Greater Accra and Central Regions of Ghana, and they highlight the difficult history of Africans – at home and in the diaspora – while simultaneously telling their miraculous story of survival and hope.