Dylema Collective’s spoken-soul project blends neo-soul, elements of jazz and floaty R&B with a cross-over of funk, latin and gospel music. Above the polyrhythms and harmonies, frontwoman Dylema Amadi brings her spoken word, lacing together incisive and empowering lyrics on race, gender and individuality to disclose the message within their name’s acronym: Do You. Let Every Man Adapt.
Right in the midst of Brainchild Festival this year, the collective joined us deep in the forest and let us film a spine-tingling acoustic version of one of their defining tracks. Equally powerful in message and delivery, ‘What If a Black Girl Knew?’ should be heard the world over.
Thanks to Dylema Collective and Brainchild Festival.