The Book of the Dead Anthology is a collection of songs, feelings and ideas inspired by the Ancient Egyptian funerary texts called «the book of the dead». These ancient texts are described as «a collection of spells which enable the soul of the deceased to navigate the afterlife». TRA re-imagines this inversely through lessons and «spells» she has learned from the dead to navigate this life.
South African vocalist, songwriter and beat maker TRA has worked on beats and vocals for others but recently started exploring and creating her own music. When asked what kind of music she makes, she responds «good question!» TRA’s music is a reflection of the many places and spaces she inhabits literally and figuratively. With influences of jazz, traditional Xhosa singing, electronic music and more, she concludes, «I guess the music is whatever you hear in the music».
The Book of the Dead Anthology will be officially released as oor edition nr. 5, a free printed edtition with digital download at OOR Saloon. The programme will include an introduction to the ideas and concepts of the project, live performances and DJs.