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Listen to Bucie’s New Album ‘Rebirth’ Featuring Mobi Dixon, Kwesta, Black Motion & More

Bucie's final album packs serious heat.

South African singer and songwriter Bucie has a new album. Rebirth, which the artist says is her last release, features a Pan African guestlist of heavyweights including the rapper Kwesta, SA singer Thabsie, Nigerian singer Yemi Alade, Zimbabwe's Mr Kamera, house artists Black Motion, Mpumie, DJ Mshega and Mobi Dixon.


Rebirth is a great deep house album you should be partying to this festive season. It includes, alongside new songs, the 2016 single "Rejoice," which features the duo Black Motion. Her recent single "Soz' Uphinde," featuring fellow singer Mpumi, also appears on the 12-track album.

As much as most of the album consists of soulful deep house tunes, it has its deviations. "You Chose Me" and "Messy World" featuring Yemi Alade and Mr Kamera lean towards Afrobeat, while "Thando Lwethu" featuring Kwesta is Afropop. Trap soul makes an appearance on "Thank You" featuring Thabsie.

Rebirth is an album you are highly likely going to enjoy from the first to the last song, and if it really is Bucie's last offering, it's a solid epilogue.

Listen to Rebirth below, and/or download it here.


‎Rebirth by Bucie itunes.apple.com


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Amadou & Mariam Forever

We talk to the legendary Malian duo about their rich past, songwriting process and their advice for young African artists with disabilities.

Amadou & Mariam don't require an introduction.

The couple has been making Afro-blues music for over 35 years, drawing inspiration from their home of Mali, for over 35 years.

Their 1999 albumSou Ni Tilé sold 100,000 copies. In 2005, their album Dimanche à Bamako won the French Victoire de la Musique prize for Best World Music Album of the year and the BBC Radio 3 Award for Africa. It also went platinum in France after selling over 300,000 copies. The duo have performed with U2, Coldplay, Blur and many others.

We caught up with them below for a conversation about their rich past, their songwriting process and their advice for young African artists with disabilities, ahead of the duo's performance at the upcoming London Jazz Festival 2021.

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