Wednesday, August 25

Now Available at iTUNES & Womad Shop!

Sauti ya Sauda, now available at Womad Shop! (click here!)

UPDATE!!  Also available from iTUNES (click here!)

Sauti ya Sauda

Sauda Jazzmin
SAUTI YA SAUDA is Sauda's second Album recorded in Dar es Salaam, Nairobi and Kampala by Kenyan "super producer" Ambrose Akula Akwabi AKA Dunga. The album is an all originals production giving the listener a treat of different music genres from Reggae to Rhythm and Blues to Afro Jazz.
For more information about Sauda, her music and to VIEW THE GLOBAL CRISIS VIDEO, CLICK HERE

Wednesday, August 18

Nairobi's L-ness hits Dar es Salaam with a bang!

L-ness recently landed in Dar es Salaam, first port of call, you ask?  Fiesta 2010.  Little known outside Kenyan Hip Hop circles, L-ness made a huge impression on the Fiesta crowd, having them standing and cheering off the bat... with roars of support and applause... That's how to open a show!

"The Kenyan artiste L-ness, together with Rha (aka The Goddess), received accolades for their contribution to Kalamashaka’s project Kilio cha Haki (Cry of Justice). In the same project, L-ness, who featured highly in a song by Black Duo called Msanii says “I do music that intends to change women’s place in society.”
She continues to raise her concerns as a female hip hop MC. “We can’t all talk about clubbing, someone has got to voice out the real issues,” she adds. L-ness juggles between being a mother and a career in nutrition but her love for hip hop music enables her to persist." (Read full article about female MCs in Kenya from The Daily Nation, Kenya, HERE.)

You can catch more on L-ness on EATV in the very near future so keep your eyes and ears open!

Listen to her new singles, "Twende Kazi" and "Real Hip Hop" on our playlist..

Thursday, August 5

WOMAD to stock "Sauti ya Sauda" by Sauda

WOMAD Shop will soon stock Sauda's second CD release, "Sauti ya Sauda."  Keep your ears open cause we'll announce when it will be available.

It is currently available in Dar es Salaam, A Novel Idea locations.

GLOBAL CRISIS is the first video off her CD "Sauti ya Sauda."  The video is produced by Chapakazi Productions of Dar es Salaam, it was filmed in Sauda’s birth town of Moshi Tanzania. It was launched in mid November at the Alliance Francaise in Dar es Salaam and debuted on the 4th of December 2009 on East Africa Tv Dar es Salaam.

The album was produced by Ambrose Akula Akwabi of Mandugu Digital. 
Recently, Sauda was interviewed on BBC Swahili TV, you can watch the interview in Kiswahili below:

 Read an interview with Sauda which appeared in The Daily News earlier this year, written by Carol Uliwa. 
Visit Sauda's webpage as well.  

Sunday, August 1

Fresh Artist Collaboration to bring a New Flava of Music to Bongo and Beyond.

Renowned  East African producer Ambrose Akwabi aka Dunga of Mandugu Digital and rising star Tanzanian poet Pretty Poet (Jacqueline Kibacha) announce their first global release.  The track, entitled Mean Love is available to download on iTunes worldwide, Amazon and Napster.

PRETTY POET is a Creative Strategist artistically documenting and responding to the struggles that exist in a Woman’s world and the tensions of the human soul within, through poetry and words spoken. With a background in policy and community engagement as well as events, music and theatre, Pretty Poet has cultivated an eclectic music taste.  The weight and richness of her voice is matched with lyrical content that is thought provoking, therapeutic and socially aware. 
Words are her passion and poetry is her art.

Ambrose Dunga is a producer and studio owner who has worked with studios such as 41 Records and his own, Mandugu Digital Studios with artists such as M1, Loon,  Sauda Simba, Nakaaya, Kama of Kalamashaka, Matonya, Joh Makini among many others on single and album projects.

He continues to be a trend and standard setter  in the music  industry and in artist development, and will continue to build on those foundations to create an entertainment empire.

Ambrose Dunga and PRETTY POET are currently in studio working on an album which they hope will spark a renaissance fire rebirthing the ancient art of poetry and bringing it up to date and back on the cultural radar both inside and outside Africa.  As well as some exciting collaborations this new duos album will fuse Pretty Poet’s love for words and artistry for with Dunga’s unmistakable flair in music production that makes music sound like home.

Mean Love is the first single available to download form iTunes, Amazon and Napster. You can also listen to it on the home page Playlist

For more information, contact:
Trinity Promotions:
Jacqueline Kibacha:
Ambrose Akula Akwabi: