New sounds from lo­cal reg­gae sen­sa­tions

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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

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