Nyege Nyege Tapes presents their sophomore Singeli compilation called Sounds of Pamoja following their revolutionary ‘Sounds of Sisso’ in 2017 which introduced the world to the 300bpm breakneck dance music of Tanzania that took festivals around the world by storm. It will be out on September 17th.
According to the press release, While ’Sounds of Sisso’ focussed on Dar Es Salaam’s Sisso Studios bringing attention to the genre, ’Sounds of Pamoja’ showcases the wide variety of MC talent under the Pamoja Records umbrella, with production mostly handled by Duke. As almost half the population of Tanzania is under 15 years old, Singeli is a young genre with the youthful spirit of Detroit techno or footwork, with rapid body movement, social combustion and tongue-twisting lyrics.
Check the first excerpt below.