Posts from 2017-11-10

SOUTH AFRICA'S FRESHLY GROUND TO HEADLINE THE 20TH EDITION OF KOROGA

koroga20thBack in 2014, South African group Freshlyground first delighted fans at the inaugural Koroga Festival.

Nineteen editions later, the Afro-fusion group will be making a triumphant return to the twentieth bi-monthly music festival, to be held on 25th-26th of November, 2017, in Nairobi, Kenya.

One of the most acclaimed and successful bands to emerge from South Africa in recent years, Freshlyground blends the infectious kwela style and musical traditions from Zimbabwe and Mozambique with elements of pop, jazz, blues and indie rock. In fact, even President Barack Obama has touted Freshlyground as an example of the contributions South Africa has made to the world.

The group is currently putting the final touches on their seventh studio album, which is set to be released in early 2018.

The Doo Be Doo hit makers will headline the event alongside Award winning Kenyan afro pop band boy group,Sauti Sol.

Advance tickets are on sale for KShs 2,000 on ticketsasa.com. Keep it here for more details about the event and line up.

POR FAVOR BY PITBULL FT FIFTH HARMONY

pitbull fifth harmonyAmerican rappers Armando Christian Perez popularly known as Pitbull or Mr. Worldwide and American girl group Fifth Harmony unite.

During the Latin American Music Awards late last month, Pitbull and Fifth Harmony debuted their Spanglish collaboration, “Por Favor,” (which means please in English) blends genres and languages.

The pop-leaning single kicks off with Pitbull’s trademark growl. “I already see mami needed TLC,” he raps. “I ain’t too proud to beg just like TLC.”

Ally Brooke, Dinah Jane, Lauren Jauregui, and Normani Kordei follow suit, singing infectious melodies in both Spanish and English throughout the bounce-driven production.

Latin music has experienced a rise in popularity this year with songs like Luis Fonsi's 'Despacito" (featuring Daddy Yankee) and J Balvin and Willy William's 'Mi Gente" (with Beyoncé).

The new Fifth Harmony track does not disappoint. Pitbull's fiery delivery blends nicely with Fifth Harmony's soaring, instantly singable melodies.

Pitbull is the latest rapper to join forces with Fifth Harmony, following French Montana, who recently linked up with the quartet for “He Like That (Remix).”

CHINA LOVE BY VICTORIA KIMANI FT ROCK CITY

KimaniKenya’s Victoria Kimani recently released the official visuals for the hit single “China Love” featuring American hip-hop duo Rock City also known as R.City

The American hip-hop duo Rock City is made up of brothers Theron and Timothy Thomas, who use the stage names Uptown AP and A.I. respectively.

Victoria sings her heart out on ‘plastic’ love which blends with our thinking that ‘Made in China’ is fake and hence she needs an original love. Theron, the one half of R.City who makes a cameo on the song assures her that he knows what she likes and she needs.

This 2017 AFRIMMA Best East African Female artist has expanded her network of collaborations in Africa to sing with the likes of Diamond, Khuli Chana, Ommy Dimpoz, M.I, Phyno, Donald, Sarkodie, Bucie, and now she has scored a big one with the fast rising duo.

With over 700,000 views so far on YouTube, the track is set to rule the charts and Kenyan airwaves for a while.

The video was shot and directed by Dae Visuals and co-directed by the Kenyan diva in China.

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