Ili kumuelewa vyema, unashauriwa kumsikiliza zaidi ya mara moja. Kama Kiswahili unakionea “nishai”,basi ondoa soni na kisha kamusi iweke pembeni. Tangu alipochomoza,nyimbo zake zimesheheni ujumbe mzito ambao kawaida huwa umefungwa kwenye lugha,maana na fumbo. Ni kazi ya sanaa na ni kazi ya mpokeaji wa sanaa[mimi na wewe] kutafsiri.
Naam…hata mimi ambaye hujidai na kututumua misuli ya lugha yetu na taswira zinajojijenga kutokana na maneno, naomba kukiri kwamba ujumbe uliomo humu ni mzito zaidi ya “fatuma”.
Ni wimbo mpya kutoka kwa Roma Mkatoliki. K.K.K ndio jina la wimbo na amemshirikisha Nicolazo. Tongwe Records ndipo inapotokea production hii. Usikilize hapa
“Faith” is more of a gospel but without religious bounds. This song is a special dedication to all those going through hard times in their lives”-Mad Ice
When Shetta and Diamond Platinumz get busy in the studio, you can almost guarantee that something good and memorable is gonna come out with a kind heart. That guarantee, of course, needs a young and talented producer like Sheddy Clever. He makes Burn Records one of the hotter studios right now.
Here is the song Kerewa. Let me be honest, I don’t know what Kerewa means. A quick search on Google shows that in West Africa they have quite a lot of songs with the same name. I am not gonna be tearful about that. What matters is; it’s a good new song from these two young artists. Take a listen and dance to Kerewa…whatever that means!
Huwa nasikia faraja ya aina yake ninaposikia nyimbo mpya kutoka kwa wasanii ambao kwa utaratibu na heshima yao tunawaita “wakongwe”. Unajua kazi ya muziki sio lelemama. Kama huamini,tizama wasanii waliokuwa wanatamba tulipokuwa tunaingia karne mpya yaani ule usiku wa millenia.
Wengi wao hawasikiki wala hawajulikani wapo wapi. Kwa bahati mbaya zaidi na sisi kama taifa bado hatuna utaratibu wa kuhifadhi kumbukumbu zao wala hata anuani zao. Ni jambo ambalo BASATA wanaweza kufaidika zaidi kama wataliangalia. Ni kwa faida pia ya vizazi vijavyo. Bila shaka watataka kujua mambo kadhaa kuhusu wasanii fulani. Wasanii wawe “wanachama” na kuwepo na utaratibu wa angalau kujua anuani zao na ikiwezekana hata maendeleo yao. Mchango wao katika sanaa uthaminiwe.
Nimegusia hicho nilichogusia hapo juu baada ya kusikiliza wimbo mpya kutoka kwa Juma Nature akiwa amemshirikisha Lady Jaydee. Hawa ni “wakongwe”.Wanajua pilikapilika wazizopitia. Wanajua kupanda daladala kwa “umaarufu”. Wanajua kushinda njaa kwa sababu kazi ya sanaa bado haithaminiki. Wanajua chachu ya kuambiwa “ah, wewe huwezi kabisa”. Na unapoona wamedumu kwa muda mrefu hivi na bado wangali na uwezo wa kuingia studio na kutoka na vitu vizuri, tunapaswa kuwapa heshima yao. We salute them on your behalf. Huu hapa wimbo Kama Jana…Sikiliza
I am not sure if I am a fan of this new “genre” [ and please don't tell me you ain't noticing] but I can see how it can attract the feelings or some folks especially the younger generation. But one thing is almost crystal clear; anyone can dance to the tune. As you listen to this new song from Darleen Feat. Shilole, picture yourself in the audience and these two artists are on stage. Now turn around and face the crowd. What do you see? I saw the crowd going down with it. Yes and that’s what makes a song a music.
To most of you it is Valentine’s Day. A day to show that extra affection to the one you love and care about. It is lovely day and if the St.Valentine’s true story is anything we can rely on, it means a day to spread love to all living things as well. That means don’t just go pick a rose but appreciate how it became a rose. Feel me?
He has been quite for a while but he thought this Valentine’s shouldn’t pass without giving his fans a Valentine’s gift. I am talking about Quick Rocka. The song is titled Penzi [perfect for Valentine's I guess]. He features Ben Pol.
We are in a love zone. It is February. A romantic month…or isn’t it? Well…make just a little noise if it doesn’t smell or sound like Valentines. Take an evening walk at the park and count stars. It isn’t over till when you say it’s over. Feel me?
While you are holding tight, Ben Pol is loving you with his first official release for 2014. This one, unlike many before, is available on almost all music selling platforms. Let’s run out of excuses for not supporting our artists. You can find it on iTunes, Google Play,Amazon, Shazam etc.
It’s a love themed song titled Unanichora. Here are the details
Artist: Ben Pol
Songwriter: Ben Pol
Producer: Fundi Samweli.
Love scenes have drastically changed…unfortunately. There is no truth, respect and certainly it is hard to see it and call it love. It is materialistic. Whatever happened or is happening, researchers are gonna take a long time to reach conclusions [if they ever do].
Mh.Temba and Kassim Mganga collaborates in this hit titled Lover Lover. An exposure of today’s love scenes. Love from Instagram and Twitter. A double life of lovers. Classic examples of “ongoing movies and scripts”. Here is another production from Burn Records
Whenever I struggle with Tanzanian music identity issue, OffSide Trick is one of the Tanzanian duo that I listen to and settle with a broad idea that we actually have “Muziki wa Tanzania”. We probably just need to promote that fleva more. Almost run a global campaign about it through festivals and online radios etc.
Anyway, Offside Trick are based in Zanzibar mostly. Here is their newest Single titled Talaka [Divorce]. Ever witnessed a situation where someone asks for a divorce and just few weeks or months after it is granted they come back running, begging to be forgiven? Listen Up
It is F.R.I.D.A.Y. After a long and probably tiresome week, you get time to wind down, relax,take it easy and if possible have some fun. Of course that depends if you are one of those lucky ladies and gentlemen who don’t have to bother with “work on weekend” stuff. I don’t have weekends so to speak. The preparations of the posts you read here during the week starts over the weekend. Gather ideas, test, write drafts, edit, delete etc. Most of those crazy stuff happens on weekends. I enjoy reading and writing so usually it doesn’t feel much like work although it is such a hard work. I can hear you saying, “Lucky you Jeff”.Well…thanks…kind off.
One of the things that gives me good company as I read and write is good music. Music is food for the soul. Lucky me, this weekend I have a good music for myself and for you. It is a single titled Uwe Wangu from Grace Matata. When I saw Grace perform on stage few years ago [ I can't remember the name of the event] I thought,right away that she is a very talented artist. What was missing back then was her own voice or identity. I remember commenting how she was trying to be India Arie, Jill Scott, Tracy Chapman etc at the same time.
Few years down the road and as this song stands as a testimony, Grace has found her own voice and she is comfortably excelling. I loved this track. It is produced by Bunduki aka AK47 [ I have an article coming out soon about choosing a brand name as an artist]. Listen Up