The Soundtrack for 'Sprinter' Is A Vibrant Display of Jamaican Music
Coming off the heels of a nomination for “Best Diaspora Narrative Feature “ in the Africa Movie Academy Awards, the soundtrack for Sprinter has arrived premiering today on BASHY. Presented by Walshy Fire, the soundtrack is an embodiment of Jamaica’s vast musical landscape and far-reaching inspiration featuring artists like Kabaka Pyramid, Ne-Yo, Shenseea, Jesse Royal and more.
Says Walshy Fire to BASHY, “It’s an honor to present the story of Jamaica's sports culture so accurately represented as directed by Storm Saulter through music. Big up to all the artists and the varied tempos used. It’s all great as a soundtrack. Well-curated originals written for the set as well as some dancehall slayers.”
The assortment of artists is not by accident. The album’s score was intentional, with records that reflect the the main character Akeem’s (Dale Elliott) two ways of living. Shares director Storm Saulter, “The artists that we worked with and the records on this soundtrack are inspired by the duality of our lead character Akeem’s life - The Roots Reggae Rasta youth living and training in the countryside and the Dancehall youth running wild with his older brother through the Kingston city streets.”
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