OK, listen. I have no idea what they’re saying in this video but lately I do have a growing love for the sound of the music coming out of East Africa. So I introduce to you “Siri” by Tanzanian artists Vanessa Mdee and Barnaba.
Well, with 2014 drawing to a close, celebrations are definitely in order. Tanzanian artists Vanessa Mdee, Barnaba, Aika, Nahreel & AVID have teamed up to do just thay!
I first blogged about Vanessa Mdee after seeing her performance of “Hawajui” on Coke Studio Africa with Burna Boy. I must say I do love this track, I’m starting to pay more and more attention to Afrobeats rising out of East Africa with the likes of Diamond Platnumz, Sauti Sol and now Vanessa. This is her third solo single, things are looking very promising.
“A special episode deserves a special performace. Final episode of Coke Studio Africa Season 2 with performances from Chidinma, Omawumi, Waje, Yemi Alade, Burna Boy and Iyanya (Nigeria), Navio and Lilian Mbabazi (Uganda), Neyma, Marllen and Valdemiro Jose (Mozambique), Diamond Platnumz, Vanessa Mdee, Shaa and Joh Makini (Tanzania) and Owuor Arunga and Rabbit (Kenya).
“Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania) brings her recent hit “Hawajui” for an exclusive workup with Burna Boy (Nigeria), and Vanessa taps into the creativity for the video.” – Coke Studio Africa