You may know Candice Antique as a member of the Oakland-based a capella quartet Antique Naked Soul, or from her involvement in programs like Edutainment for Equity and Young Gifted & Black. She's been so prolific as a musician, educator, activist and entrepreneur, in fact, that in 2017 she was selected as one of KQED Arts' Women to Watch.
Today, Antique premieres the video for "Sand," a song from her mixtape series Lessons from the Road, recorded during her international tour Nappy, a project that she describes as a "celebration of natural hair, Black beauty, self-love and self-determination" across Africa. If you've never been to Kenya, Ghana, Trinidad, Tanzania or Uganda, get ready: "Sand" was filmed in all five countries, and shows their natural beauty from Maracas Beach in Trinidad to the Nile River in Uganda. Meanwhile, the song's lyrics hit close to the U.S.:
They keep you poor and desperate / Then when you steal they lock you up
It's a setup, there is enough for you to have all that you want
Let's make a wave to destroy this house that's built on sand
Watch "Sand" above.
"Sand" was previously featured at the Global Climate Action Summit in 2018 and traveled the world as a featured video for the Climate Investment Fund.