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Angolan Duo Tchobari Blend Kuduro & Afro-House In 'Kwatsiru'

Angolan producer-MC duo Tchobari release debut album, 'Kwatsiru' named after their fusion of contemporary Angolan styles and sounds.


Before they were a group, Angolan duo Tchobari comprised of rapper Sarissari and beatmaker Tchoboly — were producing beats and working with artists such as R&B crooner/kizomba dancer Anselmo Ralph and kuduro sensation Game Walla. After working with varied local and global sounds, the two came together to carefully blend the kuduro world with kizomba, semba and other contemporary Angolan genres. Their combination results in an impressive and unique sound that Tchobari dub 'kwatsiru.' The name, which also doubles as the title of their debut album, Kwatsiru, marks a project two years in the making. The 15-track LP has been making waves across Angola and includes a mix of semba guitars, slow kizomba rhythms, afrohouse kicks and ndombolo beats. The duo has released music videos for three for album cuts "E Male," "Quem Mandou Me Nascer," and "We Love You Madiba." In "É Male,"the Luanda artists cruise on motorcycles, while a taste of Angolan nightlife is shown in "Quem Mandou Me Nascer." After the passing of Nelson Mandela, Tchobari also released their own tribute "We Love You Madiba." Watch all three videos from Kwatsiru, stream the release below and buy it on iTunes.

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Interview: Killbeatz' Short & Sweet Debut EP, 'Love and Happiness'

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Killbeatz needs no introduction. The producer born Joseph Addison is one of the biggest hitmakers as far as afrobeats is concerned. From R2Bees to Sarkodie to FuseODG to M.anifest, Killbeatz has blessed your favorite singers and rappers alike with the soundtracks to their biggest hits. From the azonto era to the global spread of afrobeats, his contribution to African music as a whole cannot be overstated.

However, Killbeatz' influence doesn't stop at just music production. Behind the scenes, he's a complete industry player. The CEO of Ghanaian record label Legacy Life Entertainment, he's responsible for bringing star singer King Promise to the limelight.

Despite producing for the crème de la crème of the Ghanaian music industry as well as several international artists over the length of a decade, the highly-influential producer and instrumentalist never had a project of his own. Now he has set out to change that. In October 2020 Killbeatz dropped his debut EP, titled Love and Happiness.

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