Motherland

1 CD - Goodfellas/Afrodisia GF2728
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NAZIZI & GINJAH
original title: Nazizi & Ginjah: Motherland

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  • An amazing meeting between two striking and talented young voices. Nazizi (from Kenya) and Ginjah (from Jamaica) met in Nairobi, Kenya in 2011. Their common love for reggae and conscious messages (both are Rastafarians) brought them into the studio for what was to be just one single, “Brother Sister”, but the chemistry between the two was so immediate that it was only natural for them to plan a followup... In just one day they wrote all the lyrics and their journey to a real album began. Although he has long sung about it in his songs, this was Ginjah’s first direct African experience. The impact was strong and inspiring, and inevitably this poured out into the lyrics of the album, largely centered on Mother Africa and her rebellious children—an explosive combination, and the first between a Jamaican and Kenyan artist.

    Recorded at the Ark Angel Studio in Nairobi, Motherland is a killer mix of upbeat reggae tunes, rap, and streetwise pop. Two former child prodigies, their similar stories deserve a brief recounting. Nazizi became a young star almost by accident, thanks to a television talent show. Since then, after nearly twenty years of riding the crest of the wave, she has become the number one Swahili voice of rap & reggae along the whole eastern coast of Africa. Ginjah was a longtime protégé of reggae superstar Beres Hammond, with whom he toured the world.

  • NAZIZI & GINJAH

  • 1 CD - 0h 42mn 12s
    upc/ean. 8033706217290
    ref. GF2728
    release date. 2013-07-01