Some music from Uganda that we have been getting the last few months. Let us know which tracks you want us to feature. Thanks!!!!
Radio and Weasel & Sizza – Taxi Money
Eddie Kenzo – Bogela
Dr Chameleone And Papa Cidy – Joselina
Bebe Cool – Sunda
Jojo ft Michael Ross – Hooked on You
Chameleon Feat Kelly Rowland, 2face, Samini, Krotal, Awadi, Rola, Jozi – Everywhere You Go (GetMziki Exclusive)
With only 44 days to go before the start of the 2010 world cup in SA, tons of artists and companies are releasing various songs and commercials to showcase the event considering its gonna be a month long soccer madness showcase. One of the companies, MTN just released this World Cup song “Everywhere You Go” by Dr. Chameleon featuring an all star cast from across Africa and the US. The cast is Kelly Rowland from the US, Nigeria’s 2face Idibia, Ghana’s Samini, Cameroon’s Krotal, Senegal’s Awadi, Rola, South Africa’s Jozi, Zuluboy, and Kwesta, Slikour.
The song is a fusion of modern day R & B that is featured on the first part of the song while the second part incorporates traditional reggae-tone kicks and snares. My own personal opinion of the track is that they tried to have a “best of both worlds” track that resulted in a song that you would hear on your favorite urban radio show. I believe the song would have been great if they had incorporated some African sounds and vibe to it, considering that tons of African artists were going to jump on the track.
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Jose Chameleon is probably one of the biggest Ugandan sensations to date. Having personally met the guy, he is not necessarily one of the best people to be around in terms of attitude and charisma, but you cant take away the fact that as a performer he is one sick bastard.. (in a good way). Jose commands presence, he commands the crowds attention and often he will make an unforgettable impact.
A few years back while he performed in DUBAI (sorta conservative ambassador crowd-ish) he jumped on a table, took off his shirt… the diplomats were in awe. I mean he really gets into the music, which I think is something thats lacking from many of our other counter part artists in Kenya. That said…
This is one of my favorite songs where he collaborated with Dr. Alban (born in Nigeria lived in Sweden/ Reggae sensational artists a blast from the past type of artist) Dr. Alban has sold over 11 Million records and singles worldwide. He was sort of a big deal back in the day with hit tracks like No Coke, and Hello Africa (if anyone has any of these songs please hook me up). But the sheer fact that Chameleon thought of doing a collabo with such a respected, timeless artist just goes to show what kind of skill Jose commands. The end product is phenomenal to say the least but I give him mad respect for his work and for his continuous churning of hits after hits (I especially like the fact that he makes songs in Swahili to cross over the 3 borders).
listen to Chameleon and Dr. Alban – work here
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Mwana FA, or Mwana Falsafa also known as Khamisi Mohammed or Binam – is one of those Tanzanian artists that has a long life cycle. He is a short, light skinned little reserved dude that commands presences whenever he is around people. Ive had the pleasure to hang around him a couple of times, which for most part he just kept me engaged with some intellectual thought provoking speech and conversations. He definitely is not your average local Tanzanian artists.
He is part of the East Coast Camp and together with Jose Chameleon from Uganda they managed to put together this compelling track produced by Mandugu Digital – the King and inventor of BOUNCE. A lot of people though bounce wouldn’t cross the regions nor penetrate the market after BAMBOO first commercialized the beat with Mandugu (also known as Ambrose). But Ambrose has managed to shut down critics that he is here to stay and he is willing to make beats across the region that will resonate with whichever culture and community.
This is one of the few attempts that brings together a Ugandan artist, a Tanzanian artists and a Kenyan production team… Brilliant!!!
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