VARIOUS ARTISTS - WITCH CAMP: I’VE FORGOTTEN NOW WHO I USED TO BE

VARIOUS ARTISTS - WITCH CAMP: I’VE FORGOTTEN NOW WHO I USED TO BE

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Released: 25/02/2021

Six Degrees Records release a landmark new album from Witch Camp (Ghana), I’ve Forgotten Now Who I Used to Be. Produced by Grammy Award-winning producer and author Ian Brennan (Tinariwen, Zomba Prison Project) in collaboration with his wife, Italian-Rwandan filmmaker, author, and photographer, Marilena Umuhoza Delli, I’ve Forgotten Now Who I Used to Be collects extraordinary field recordings made at Ghana’s infamous “witch camps” – settlements where women accused of witchcraft can find safety and community; the women persecuted as witches are often plagued by mental health issues and physical ailments, while others are shunned and ostracized as a ruse to steal their land after their husband’s passing. “Belief in witchcraft is sometimes also used as simple scapegoating for the arrival of bad luck such as foul weather or illness,” says Umuhoza Delli. “More commonly, it is a justification for pre-existing hate and prejudice. A member of my own family was driven out of her village in Malawi as a child after she was accused of being a witch due to having a white father - a fate that could have been my own if our places of birth were simply swapped.”