New sounds from local reggae sensations
TWO South African reggae artists, Bongo Riot and Jeremiah Fyah Ises, have caused a sensation on social media with five fresh, captivating songs complemented by a set of interesting videos.
Mixed at the independent studio, Baak Ah Yaad, a reggae roots venue in Rockey Street, Yeoville, the new tunes, which are making waves on Facebook and Instagram, are pleasant and easy to dance to.
Bongo Riot’s Ma Pakistan is sizzling hot. “It is about a virtuous woman,” said Bongo Riot.
It was Africa Day, May 5, when the African News Agency spoke to him. Bongo Riot said he opted to work with Malawian producer, Tiyanjane Tiyainity Chalamwendo, at Baak Ah Yaad studios.
The regional collabora- tion of musical skills is at its best on Dlozi Lam – the single that will be available at the end of June. The other songs, Ma Pakistan and Bengimtshelile are from the new album, which is expected to be released soon.
Bongo Riot’s music is available on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, iTunes and Amazon.
All three of his songs are doing the rounds on social media along with two others, sung by Ises, who is from the same stable.
Ises, who wears a turban, sings sweetly on both his tracks, I Wonder and Survival. Singing in different languages, he gives his blend of reggae a distinct South African feel.
Under the guidance of studio owner Father Gray, Bongo Riot and Ises are producing reggae music for all. – ANA