New Music: Breis featuring Eska

New Music: Breis featuring Eska

“Strictly” is the lead single from “The Brilliant EP” by Nigerian rap artist, BREIS (breeze). “Strictly” was produced by BREIS and Leroy Brown and is an Afrobeat flavoured single featuring the sweet Zimbabwean vocals of Eska Mtungwazi. The Brilliant EP will be available digitally on March 25. “This one is for Africa and the Diaspora,” says BREIS. “It’s for those that positively contribute to society but are ignored or unseen. I’m saluting them on this song.” In the video for Strictly, there are no yachts, unaffordable cars or irreverent depictions…

Black Vulcanite – ‘I hope they write’

Black Vulcanite – ‘I hope they write’

Written by Ennis Beukes Black Vulcanite, they appear to remember the future. They are not a rag tag posse of loonies that see things that don’t exist; they are a rag tag posse of loonies that see things that don’t exist YET. Some of you will call them visionaries long after their time and some of you will marvel at their gifts today. This bio has nothing to do with precognition or how they are kinda fuggen dope, this is a terrestrial and extraterrestrial broadcast announcing their presence in your…

A Dollar a Day

A Dollar a Day

Check out the Dollar a Day collaborative music project, organised by Maisha Yetu’s Muki Garang Platinum Africa Youth Tourism (PAYT), a youth development programme based in the Northwestern region of South Africa. The project brought together a number of African musicians from various nations determined to spur economic and social development though music. “We educate and engage youth into identifying opportunities linked to our culture and heritage as African people, and are reaching out to the rest of Africa to encourage cross-cultural productions that will help artists to learn from…

Spoken Word: Synik – The Sayer

Spoken Word: Synik – The Sayer

Fresh African Hip Hop from Zimbabwe: Check out this Spoken Word piece by Zim MC Synik titled “The Sayer”. The piece depicts a figure of legend, The Sayer (in modern terms, the MC) in a world where his gift is required by the masses in the face of widespread evil and destruction. It also highlights some of the elements of Hip Hop culture (Deckspinners/Beatmonks/The B-Clan/Scribes). As Synik puts it: “It’s a visual poem inspired by postapocalyptic films and the underground Hip Hop movement (and a little by Anime as well)…