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Listen to Abdullah Ibrahim’s New Song From His Upcoming Album ‘The Balance’

South African jazz legend Abdullah Ibrahim is dropping his first album in five years, listen to a new song from the upcoming project.

South African jazz legend, Abdullah Ibrahim is releasing his first album in five years. The upcoming album will be called The Balance, and will arrive on the 29th of June.


While you wait for another two months for the veteran's album, titled The Balance, the song "Jabula" from the album should keep you company. Just like most of the man's work, the song leads with piano keys that land on a curtain of rigorous Afrocentric drums.

"We push ourselves out of our comfort zones. So that we can present to the listener our striving for excellence. So that we can engage with our listeners without any barriers of our ego. It's not jazz. For us, it's a process of transcending barriers," says the artist in the album's description on Bandcamp.

The last album the 84-year-old musician released was 2014's The Song is My Story.

The Balance will span 10 songs, and is available for pre-order and pre-save on your online store and streaming site of choice.

Listen to "Jabula" below:



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Photo: Single cover art courtesy of Emerald East

Rema Welcomes 2021 With New Single 'Bounce'

The Don Jazzy produced track reminds us of why the Nigerian singer-songwriter is topping charts.

Nigerian golden boy Rema took his time on deciding how to start of 2021—and we're glad he did.

The afropop hitmaker is out with his first project of the year, "Bounce", after stunning fans with word of an upcoming album, and the cooks in this kitchen have not disappointed.

Keeping it in the Mavin Records family, legendary producer Don Jazzy sprinkles his magic on the track, while undoubtedly motivating the young singer-songwriter to be his best self. And with this track being like nothing we've heard from Rema before, one could say Jazzy succeeded. "Bounce", fast-paced and fierce, is a love song dedicated to bewitchingly beautiful and blessed bottoms. The candid declaration and hip shaking beat are a force duo and we can't help but love it.

Of the single and collaboration with head honcho Don Jazzy, Rema says, "This record was inspired by the luscious and magnificent body of the African woman. Furthermore, I'm really excited about this tune because it's my first single with the legendary Don Jazzy."

Honestly, when you start the year off with a banger, you get to make songs about butts.

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