Burni Aman Blends Boom Bap And Spoken Word In 'Darknessbright'

Cape Town-born rapper Burni Aman shares the video for "Darknessbright" a single from her debut solo LP 'Sweet Science.'

Cape Town-hailing, Switzerland-based rapper and spoken-word artist Burni Aman delivers a letter of praise with the music video for "Darknessbright," a piano-backed single featuring Mali/Senegal-rooted vocalist Thaïs off her Sweet Science LP. The Adrian Reusser and Lia Wagner-produced music video for the song features profile shots of Aman thanking her addressee for encouragement and inspiration while showing her sparring in the ring with a striking, humble confidence.

A former member of celebrated South African female hip-hop group Godessa, Aman more recently co-founded the SA-Switzerland hip-hop collective Rogue State Alliance and is a part of Swiss hip-hop crew Greater Goodz. Last year, she turned Nelson Mandela's 1994 inauguration speech into music alongside French group Gran Kino for the Under Madiba Skies. The 20-track Sweet Science, Aman's debut solo effort, presents a blend of hip-hop, soul and spoken word, and brings together collaborators from Switzerland, South African and the US. Check out the music video for "Darknessbright" below. Sweet Science can be found on iTunesAmazon, and Aman's own bandcamp.

Photo: Courtesy of Amazon Prime

The ‘Coming 2 America’ Original Motion Picture Soundtrack & ‘The Rhythm Of Zamunda’ Are Out Now

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It has been more than 30 years since the premiere of the beloved classic comedy Coming to America. Its highly anticipated sequel promises to be greater than its predecessor. The film will be accompanied with two albums—Coming 2 America original motion picture soundtrack and Rhythms of Zamunda, whose tracklist is inspired by the movie. Both albums, which are currently available on all major streaming platforms, feature African music royalty Tiwa Savage, Tekno, Larry Gaaga and Alpha P, who joined a select group of artists from around the continent to produce these tracklists.

Still blazing charts after the success of his debut album Old Romance, Tekno has a growing list of impressive collaborations with artists like Davido, Drake, Beyonce, to name a few. The singer does not have not one, but two of his hit songs featured; "Waka Waka" is featured on the official soundtrack and "Skeletun" on Rhythms of Zamunda.

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