It’s a busy week in these Urban streets, and another big week in music!
All our favourite artists are keeping us on toes with their beautiful music and we cannot wait for you to get your hands on it! This is what we have for you this week:
KENYA’S FINEST BRINGS US BRIGTER DAYS!
We love a Kenyan and South African music collaboration because it is guaranteed to make us feel good! Sauti Sol has proved this to be true once again with their beautiful and uplifting single Brighter Days featuring the Grammy award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir.
The single is taken off their forthcoming new album Midnight Train – a true celebration of life; its ups and downs. The pre-add allows fans to instantly get the tracks, “Brighter Days” as well as previous singles “Suzanna” and “Disco Matanga,” added to their libraries and playlists immediately. Additionally, this feature will automatically add the album to the consumers
library immediately on release day, 5 June.
Watch Brighter Days video here
EAT YOUR VEGGIES & SAVE MASEGO’S THYME!
Our favorite Jamaican-American superstar Masego has released his latest single Veg out – Wasting Thyme off his upcoming album.
A regular in South Africa, Masego is a multi-talented artist whose jazz, house and trap-flavoured music is much sought-after. He plays a number of instruments and he says
women inspire him to learn more. Veg Out is his first single with Capitol Records and the video is out of this world. Born to two pastors, Masego says the church had a strong impact on
his musicianship. The best quarantine music, don’t say we don’t put you on!
FROM BUTTERWORTH TO MALI,
SIMPHIWE DANA RELEASES HER HIGHLY ANTICIPATED BABY, BAMAKO!
One of South Africa’s most revered and prolific artists of our time, Simphiwe Dana will release her fifth studio album Bamako Fri, 24 April 2020. She is a multi-award winning artist and
has added Producer to her long list of accomplishments, having co-produced her latest offering with one of her heroes, Grammy award-winning Mali artist Salif Keita.
The album was recorded in Bamako, Mali. The layering of vocals, the music and overall writing of the music transports you from one world to another, hints of jazz,
afro-soul and traditional influences come through.
WE WELCOME THE HOLY SPIRIT IN THESE UNCERTAIN TIMES!
Zuz’muzic signee Khana has released his album Moya Oyincwele and it is a beautiful balance of worship and praise songs, uplifting to the soul. His delivery is as powerful as is his songwriting.
ESSENTIAL TO YOUR DAILY LIFE!
Featuring East African Essentials Sauti Sol and Diamond Platnumz as well as Apple’s very own
Maskandi Essentials playlist.
This week, Apple announced their expansion into 52 markets, upping their presence in Africa and beyond!
New African markets include:
Algeria, Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco,
Mozambique, Namibia, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Tunisia, Zambia