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ARTIST
TITLE
Uhamiaji
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
SNDW 122CD SNDW 122CD
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RELEASE DATE
3/23/2018

2017 release. Rarely heard Tanzanian gogo music meets slick electronic production, for a borderless but powerful fusion sound. The Wagogo people are Msafiri Zawose's traditionally nomadic tribe from the center of the Tanzania, known for their musicality and made famous by Hukwe Zawose -- Msafiri's father, who toured the world as a part of Peter Gabriel's Real World roster in the '80s and '90s. The album has been produced in collaboration with Sam Jones from SoundThread, whose recent works with Orlando Julius and remixes for Mugwisa International and Sarabi have been rapturously received. The tracks remain profoundly "gogo" with traditional instruments and singing, but are infused with an organic electronic aesthetic. This is an Afro-futurist journey that takes in dub, Balearic, ambient, and electronic vibrations alongside Zawose's hypnotic playing and emotive, plaintive vocals.