‘The Sonar System’ is a colourful new children’s book centred around sound systems.
French author and illustrator Ras Mykha has been involved in sound system culture as a singer/MC for a number of years, performing across Europe with the likes of Lion Roots, Roots Meditation, Dub Livity and Revelation HiFi. He’s just written and illustrated a dazzling children’s picture book, ‘The Sonar System’, set on a distant planet called Tesfa, part of a sonar system where ‘instead of a sun, the planets revolve around a gigantic speaker and the people spend their time building sound systems and listening to music.’
The book has been developed by Let’s Go Yorkshire and is part of the Sound System Culture national tour which explores the history of UK sound system culture. It also supports the national #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign, aimed at promoting greater cultural diversity amongst children’s literature.
‘The Sonar System’ is out 21 July at onelovebooks.com and all good book shops.