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Teme Tan. Photo: Miko/Miko Studio.

Témé Tan's 'Champion' Is The Dose Of Positive Energy You Need

The Belgian-Congolese artist and his band head to the DRC's Amani Festival in this new music video.

Témé Tan, is the musical project of Belgian-Congolese producer Tanguy Haesevoets, who first landed on our radar last year with excellent tracks like "Améthys" and "Ça Va Pas La Tête." The artist's sound plays like an uplifting, kaleidoscopic reflection of his multicultural upbringing between Brussels and Kinshasa.

Témé Tan is now premiering his new music video for "Champion," a reverberating dose of positive energy, which sees him performing at the Democratic Republic of Congo's Amani Festival and collaborating with Congolese musicians.


"In February, I was invited to perform in Goma, the Democratic Republic of Congo," Teme Tan writes. "The Amani Festival is the biggest music festival of central Africa, dedicated to promoting peace (Amani in Swahili), culture and entrepreneurship. It gathers people from all over the region of the African Great Lakes."


"During those 3 days, thousands of people celebrate unity far away from the conflicts which the media usually focus on. I took the opportunity to work with local musicians: Héritier Kandeke, Elikya Kakule, Ali Kubuya, Lwanzo Semivumbi and Benji Kasayi. For two weeks we got to learn about one another as we were rehearsing my songs for the coming concert."

"I can hardly express how deeply touched I was by this whole experience. Part of my roots are in Congo and I am forever linked to its culture and landscapes. Congolese people are going through a crucial transition in the history of the country. With this video I want to send them my love and support."

Watch out premiere of "Champion" below and see his current tour dates underneath. For more, revisit our interview with Témé Tan about his debut album.

TÉMÉ TAN TOUR DATES

26/04 - Effenaar - Eindhoven - NL

27/04 - Bouge B @ De Singel - Antwerpen - BE

28/04 - Schoolrock - Kontich - BE

29/04 - Les Nuits Botanique - BE

03/05 - Hangtime - Marseille - FR

05/05 - Aralunaires - Arlon - BE

09/05 - L'Eden - Charleroi - BE

13/05 - Mama's Pride - Geleen - NL

19/05 - Wakana Lake Festival - Andalousie - ES

08/06 - Festival l'Edition - Marseille - FR

16/06 - Luciol In The Sky - Charnay-lès-Mâcon - FR

22/06 - Solidays - Paris - FR

25/06 - INmusic - Zagreb - CRO

29/06 - Demon d'Or Festival - Poleymieux Au Mont d'Or - FR

30/06 - Couleur Café - Bruxelles - BE

06/07 - Les Ardentes - Liège - BE

21/07 - Stimmen Festival - Lorrach - DE

04/08 - Ronquières Festival - Ronquières - BE

14/08 - Sziget Festival - Budapest - HU

27/09 - La Maroquinerie - Paris - FR

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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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