As the cultures continue to collide I find it increasingly difficult to classify music. I often like to classify all music from Kenya as either Genge or Kapuka, over time we came up with a new term – Afrosoul. But even that didnt really sit anywhere for long enough before the Kenyan sound started changing. Now often I am locked into lengthy conversations about why its important to classify stuff or why we should even struggle to classify sound. My only defense is that music has to be marketable, and in order for you to market anything well enough you need to define it and describe it in less than 30 seconds.
So when Wawesh and Bamzigi enter the studio I get confused a little because I am sure I am not going to be able to classify the sound that’s bound to come out of that studio session. True to my inference here is an avid example of some genius turned confusion for me but yet still interestingly arousing. Is it important to classify this sound? Maybe – coz when I listen to Bachette so many things come to mind – I hear beats an elements of almost every single country in Africa. One thing is for sure this is going to be a completely dance-able track and a new dance will emerge from this without even being forced.
Give it a listen …
listen and download the track here:
Bamzigi – Bachette by getmziki