Jambo! Virunga Management is pleased to announce the release of the second video from Samba Mapangala's latest album Maisha Ni Matamu (Life Is Sweet). Filmed in Zanzibar and Nairobi, the clip presents scenes of the island's many charms--the mysterious alleys and bustling markets of Stone Town, the gorgeous beaches and quaint dhows of the Indian Ocean, colorful people and sensuous dancers--while paying tribute to the venerable Zanzibari icon Bi Kidude and the annual Sauti za Busara music festival. Alongside Samba's sweet soaring voice, "Zanzibar" features a guest vocal by Awillo Mike of Kenya's Ja-mnazi Afrika band, and a sinuous Congolese guitar solo by Zaiko Langa Langa's Beniko Popolipo.
The "Zanzibar" video is viewable on YouTube: http://youtu.be/XnFImG-XbR0 along with the first clip released earlier this year for "Maisha Ni Matamu,"http://youtu.be/YA5ylLYjc98 the propulsive soukous track which has become known for its "reality TV" encounter with the New York Police Dept., as well as its sizzling choreography.
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The Maisha Ni Matamu audio CD is available digitally and physically from CDBaby.com and amazon.com, and downloadable from all your favorite music sites.
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