Posts Tagged ‘Mziki’

Remmy Ongala – Asili ya Mziki


I wouldnt be doing this website any justice if I dont share the tracks that made me who I

am from time to time. Honestly I dont care if anyone is feeling this track or not – just the sheer fact that I have it in digital format I think for me is a big deal. LOL. Jamani! So the fact that I am a mixture of different cultures is not really a secret anymore – however the fact that I have a dangerous folder on my ipod that has zilizopendwa would be one of the last few secrets I come out with.

I grew up listening to Remmy Ongala as with many other Tanzanian kids whose parents were fanatics of this dude. Remmy also knowns as Remmy Sura Mbaya was sort of a legend in his time. He and his band are probably one of Tanzanias most well known band (Super Matimila Orchestra). Remmy’s more popular hits include a track called Kifo! which was banging in those days – I musta been like 10 years old listening to Remmy but honestly I appreciate his music more today than when I was growing up.

However the reality of posting this song here is the sad fact that as I look at many Kenyan, Ugandan, Tanzanain artist today – very few actually tap into these old school sounds to make their music today more relevant. I really wish someone would develop a concept for a show where all these new artists (Nameless, Habida, Wahu, Kaz, Atemi and the likes) would redo all the old tracks and put a new funky twist to it….

This track would be redone to suit the title of our website – MZIKI

Mziki ni fundisho, Mziki ni muombolezo, Mziki sio uhuni… DAMN… this is some real Mziki here – you gotta appreciate tunes when they come across like this… LOL

Ama am on my own journey on this track?

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Mziki – Kaz (GetMziki Special Edition)

image courtesy of Drum Magazine

Honestly I am posting this song because Kaz is a good friend of mines and I’ve always had a secret crush on her. I had this song on my Odeo podcast for years but people slept on it, so I am reposting it here because there is a larger more appreciating audience here (Thank you for visiting GetMziki).

Kaz better known as Karen Lucas is not only sexy, hot or pretty – the fact is she can blow (sing her heart out). She was part of the South African project fame thing together with my other homeboy Didge. I really feel saddened when I look at what folks did with the artists off that whole initiative. But thats not something within my control right now. I personally used to watch Kaz at Intercontinental as she hosted the Karaoke. She would burst out into like a Whitney Houston – leaving me looking behind the speakers to see if they have hidden some other chile.

She is a powerful singer and has the image to complement her music, in the past her image has been clouded by shady boyfriends and men who wanted to damage her career – but am happy she has stood tall and continues to stand tall. Keep making that good music… Mziki is my best song over the last 5 years am sorry Kaz – it is what it is, so I will keep spreading the love with this one song, until you record something new. I think TIM (innovator) produced this track (Tim used to work at Samawati productions and is one of the people who pushed Bamboo’s music in the past).

I am also posting this song because its titled Mziki – for GetMziki (lol how cheezy is that)

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