SCÚRU FITCHÁDU MERGES PUNK ROCK AND JUNGLE
By Nathan Leigh
March 12, 2019
With a punk ferocity and a jungle beat, “Oji Txuba ta txobê Molotova,” the newest single from the Cape Verdian artist Scúru Fitchádu (“Deep Dark” in Capeverdian creole), is a frenetic antifascist anthem. The video, whose title means “Today, it rains molotovs” intersperses footage of kids playing soccer innocently with shots of antifa activists getting ready to fight to protect them. The song sounds like the homemade bomb of the title, one that detonates in your auditory cortex; and it’s a stark reminder of what’s at stake, as fascism continues its pernicious rise around the world. Scúru Fitchádu describes the song as a call to “fight against every form of racism and social oppression,” citing “the moral obligation to not let this poison slide. Fascism is not [to be] discussed, it must be fought!” Hear! Hear!