Posts Tagged ‘afrosoul’

Brand New: Harry Kimani feat Abbas – Happiness (GetMziki Exclusive **)

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image courtesy of Harry Kimani Myspace

We have been documenting a lot of Abbas over the last few months, so much that his latest entry on the site featured the same artists he seems to be supporting on this track. Murume (Juu ya Laa) just happens to be my best track so far from Abbas this year, I look forward to replacing that song on my ipod.

This is some new heat from Harry Kimani, or off Harry Kimani’s upcoming album. I’ve always been a fan of HK, only that I felt his Bhangi would hold him down too fast too soon. I understand he is off that shit these days, but HK is one of the most talented vocalist in Kenya. When he dropped Waithera – it was like whoa! basss the official Kikuyu chic magnet song was out. Every chile wanted to be called Waithera so that the song could be dedicated to them. However funny enough I dont like the name Waithera – I like Njambi instead or Njoki – those are classic Kikuyu names.. even Njeri although thats too common. But I digress sorry…

I like this song, its mellow its interesting and its a good weekend track – its not Harry’s best work nor Abbas but it will pass for being featured here and being acclaimed. Give it a listen.

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Chizi feat Neema – Songa

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Through our my musical journeys in Kenya I spent a lot of time with Kanji and some of his team members whom I thought were on the verge of changing the musical scene in Kenya. This one dude whom I never met called Dan Aceda (aka Chizi) seemingly has such an inspirational voice that I kept comparing to Eric Wainaina.

Actually for the longest time I thought Chizi was Eric or vice versa, so when I learned recently that Dan is Chizi and that this production is his – the first thing that came to my mind was ERIC WATCH OUT RUN… RUN… This is one of the singles off his album which is available online somewhere (Dan if you read this post the link to your online e-store). Last time I posted this song on one of my other blogs – Dan complained about how artists will survive. Yet Kmadness (part of his following and record label with Kanji – offers so many other downloads for promotional purposes, so I am conflicted) : Check out KMaddness here
. Otherwise give this joint a listen. Neema who is one of Kenya’s soulstresses kicks in a good back up BGV’s (background vocals) and the Timothy beat (Timothy – Tim – Innovator formerly of Samawati productions) comes together to make this African Soul Banger.. I call this world class standards.. Good track.. good composition, good writing excellent delivery. Big ups Chizi and Neema .. Songa Mbele

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