Anger. Resentment. Power. Black power!
These are just some of the words that can be used to describe Zulu. They are a metallic hardcore band that sings (screams!) about the systemic violence that Black Americans are forced to endure under the rule of the white nationalist patriarchy. That’s how Zulu present themselves.
Zulu was started as a one-man power violence project of Anaiah Lei who seeks to take some of that frustration and channel it by creating music for and about black people. To display what Black power is all about!
According to Lei, even the punk scene, which is supposed to be inclusive and promote equality, is heavily white and he’s experienced a lot of judgment.
So, that’s a perfect message for his angry music.
Zulu has released two EPs – Our Day Will Come (2019) and My People… Hold On (2020) – which are packed with emotional lyrics, spoken-word poems and audio clips. Packed with power!
If you’re up for some great mosh music that pulses with real, genuine anger, you shouldn’t miss out on Zulu when they take the stage at Roskilde Festival 2022.