Def Jam Africa this month announced Rhythms of Zamunda, a compilation to accompany the release of the Coming 2 America movie.
To help tell the story, music by many African acts is included in the new movie. In addition to that, a compilation that mirrors some of the themes of Coming 2 America will be released by Def Jam Africa, a division of the Universal Music Group.
From amapiano to zouglou-inspired songs,Rhythms of Zamunda is a 16-track body of work that traverses Western, Eastern and Southern African soundscapes to connect with Northern America and the rest of the globe.
It features, amongst a host of others, a myriad of genres introduced by the likes of Nigeria’s Tiwa Savage and Tekno, the late DJ Arafat from Côte d’Ivoire, South Africa’s Prince Kaybee and Msaki as well as Fally Ipupa from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The lead single from Rhythms of Zamunda is ‘Black & White’ by South Africa’s wordsmith and wunderkind Nasty C. On it, the hip hop artist features American soul singer, Ari Lennox and gives the listener a glimpse into the possibilities of love when two people stop complicating it. It’s a universally relatable perspective and one that Nasty C is elated to share with the world.
Featuring songs about love, chasing dreams, identity, triumph over trials and more, this compilation is a Pan-African project that bridges the distance between countries and cultures.
Stream the compilation below:
Full tracklisting below:
Black & White – Nasty C ft. Ari Lennox
Owo Ni Koko – Larry Gaaga & Umuobiligbo
Magnet – Locko
Skeletun – Tekno
Overdue – Tellaman Feat. Sha Sha & Oxlade
Jiggy Bop – Alpha P & TMXO
Dosabado – DJ Arafat
Fetch Your Life – Prince Kaybee Feat. Msaki
Dangerous Love – Tiwa Savage (DJ Ganyani Amapiano Radio Edit Remix)
Moya Omubi – Th&o.
Hallelujah – Diamond Platnumz Feat. Morgan Heritage
Ye Mama – Toofan Feat. Fally Ipupa
Ain’t It True – Bonj
Loke Loke – Gemini Major Feat. ANATII
Shesha – De Mthuda & Njelic
Everything – Ricky Tyler
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