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Listen to Bongo Maffin’s New Single ‘Harare’

I'm relieved; it's actually a great song.

Legendary South African kwaito group Bongo Maffin have a new single. Titled "Harare," the single is vintage Bongo Maffin, but doesn't sound dated.


Thandiswa's layered vocals, Stoan's Tswana poetry, Apple Seed's ragga raps and Speedy's R&B-inspired vocals all coexist in harmony over a bass-heavy beat built on skittering drums.

The last time the diverse quartet released new music was with their 2005 album New Construction which had the hit "More Fire." The crew's solo members have been pursuing solo careers.

"Harare" is proof that one of the best kwaito groups of all time hasn't lost its touch, and that their excellence isn't defined by era.

Listen to "Harare" below and/or download it here.

‎Harare by Bongo Maffin itunes.apple.com

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Interview: TOBi Is Making Unapologetic Soul Music

We talk to the Nigerian-Canadian artist about his latest project ELEMENTS, his creative process, mental health and more.

It's a big year for music, and in the midst of many good drops from the motherland and beyond, we caught up with Nigerian-Canadian singer/songwriter TOBi to discuss his recently released 10-track project ELEMENTS.

ELEMENTS is a fusion of old-school soul, contemporary rap sequences, clever lyrical symbols & metaphors. and melancholic vibes which reference TOBi's Nigerian heritage through afrobeats, the reality of his life and the state of the world today. The compilation features production from Nigerian producer Juls on "Dollas and Cents" and "Made Me Everything and Shine."

Below, we also discuss his creative process and passion for mental health with the announcement of an exciting collaboration. "I'm attracted and curious about so many things in life that I can't help but bring [them] into my world and craft," the multi-genre artist says.

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