Nomadic Wax is a fair-trade international record label, as well as a film, music, and educational events production company, specializing in hip hop and underground music from around the globe.
Since 2001, Nomadic Wax has grown into an internationally recognized brand in global urban music and media, working with hundreds of pioneering artists worldwide. Focusing on Africa and the African diaspora, Nomadic Wax has expanded its projects into the Middle East, South America, Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean.
Film and Television
Nomadic Wax’s award-winning film African Underground: Democracy in Dakar, a world-traveled feature-length documentary, has been screened at dozens of film festivals and universities internationally. Democracy in Dakar explores the role of youth hip hop activism in the 2007 Senegalese elections. Film work currently in production includes African Underground: Democracy in Paris, covering African and Arab immigrant youth in France through the controversial 2007 election, as well as African Underground: Bronx to Bamako, set to chronicle the journey of two African-American emcees traveling to Africa for the first time and two African emcees traveling to America.
Music and Events
Nomadic Wax works with partner company Notable Productions to produce audio in its state-of-the-art production facility. The Nomadic Wax music catalog has become the go-to brand for global urban sounds, and is sought after for its hip, new styles from around the world. Nomadic Wax’s exclusive collection has been played on TV, film and new media internationally, and has supplied music and media to Nike, Starbucks, Universal, and more. Twice monthly, Nomadic Wax curates the radio show Mo’ Glo for KEXP (Seattle) and WNYE (New York City), featuring the latest in global underground sounds.
Nomadic Wax produces events at clubs, colleges, film festivals and museums around the world. Educational events bring emcees and educators alike to work with students, providing workshops focusing on a range of topics including DJ and freestyle techniques, francophone language and culture, and guerilla filmmaking.