(Cannabis Now Article 2022)
As Moses Flickinger, founder and CEO of Africali Culture says, “cannabis culture is the legacy farmer, generations of farmers who tend, till, build and respect the land. It is the mountain life that pulls you away to solitude. It’s the international travelers who thread the culture across the globe, working the seasons in California and seeding more freedom, friendships and communities. It’s the single mother who grew medicine to provide sustenance and stability for her children when there was no other way, the Brown folks who are the reason for the name marijuana, yet get left out, or the Blacks criminalized.
(The Emerald Magazine Article)
South Africa is the only country on the continent to fully legalize cannabis, while five other African nations have given the green light for medical use; Malawi, Morocco, Rwanda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
We spoke with Moses Flickinger, founder and CEO of Africaliculture, an international cannabis cultivation and transportation brand with roots in Africa and California. Flickinger said, “This plant has been used as traditional medicine for years among African people…Legalization of cannabis in Africa needs to be left to Africans so we can rebuild Africa without the foreign interest,” he told Emerald, “I pray we see it happen.”
AfriCali Moses: Just like the beer market has seen microbrews become the boom in that industry, our craft farmers and entrepreneurs who have laid the groundwork in organic cannabis for generations will always hold an important cornerstone of the industry.
Even with corporate cannabis threatening the culture and holistic production that has grown literally from grass roots community-based operations, there will always be a demand for high-quality, small batch product that our legacy farms provide.
It was the band’s first introduction to the South African hip-hop artist. It was also the beginning of something special.
“Later that night, we found ourselves around a campfire having an epic freestyle jam session with the dudes from Fishbone, Rushad [Eggleston], Mariee Sioux and everyone that performed over the weekend,” Georis says. “That was the way we really got to know [Eyezon].”
These days a lot of Afro-beat music sounds more and more pop, and less and less African. AfriCali also incorporates various influences from inside and outside of Africa, melding it together in a way that sounds genuine and original, and not like some calculated crossover attempt. This music, from conception to production, is a vision immaculately realized. You get a sense of real artistry and the peaceful fervor broiling underneath the music..
Pure melodies, groovy bass line, African haunting rhythm and energy, “Daughters of the Sun” is a splendid track that will take you far from the reality, in beautiful landscapes and peaceful places.
The song is such a beauty that it can heal your soul while you listen to it. This is how we felt when we were enjoying that musical jewel. Thank you for this extraordinary moment AfriCali.