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Kanaka releases two new songs
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Kanaka releases two new songs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6Ak1qrOgH4&feature=youtu.be Kanaka's fans are in their feelings after the artist dropped two new surprise songs over the weekend.  Kanaka, 25, released two songs in one month as fans began to wonder when they might expect to hear his next album. He previously twitted that he had many projects waiting to be dropped though a release date has not been formally announced.  Twice my laptop has had issues and I’ve lost projects. Must be God telling me to stop sitting on this music and just drop. That being said I’m dropping a song every 2 weeks or so until I’m out of songs. Support a brother y’all I’ll need it 🙏🏿— 👥👤👥 (@kanaka_rw) May 9, 2020 The two songs, "Back In Day" Feat Mucyo, Angell Mutoni, and "These Days" Feat Mucyo, Kivumbi King...
6 songs you need to hear this week
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6 songs you need to hear this week

Tracks we love right now, in no particular order. Each week, TheZoom staff rounds up the songs we can't get enough of. Here they are, in no particular order. Subscribe to Songs You Need In Your Life on SoundCloud Mike Kayihura Feat Kivumbi King, "Sabrina" https://youtu.be/YYD9xrj2CWY That title is a red herring, the duo makes it impossible to nap through this one with effervescent production and a beckoning melody. Jennifer Kamikazi, "Start Again" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzAvjpONK6I If Jennifer hasn't melted your heart already, "Start Again" will do the job, and swiftly. B-Threy, Trizzie Ninety Feat Dizo Last, "Igitebo Cya Chanel" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNQXgdYnxBk Everything B-Threy releases hits us straight in the gu...
Watch Mucyo’s new video for “Rewind”
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Watch Mucyo’s new video for “Rewind”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfJOw41iapc Mucyo has shared the first video from her first EP album Blur. The "Rewind" video mostly portrays the signer Angell Mutoni court up with a man. Angell's facing and stirring the man. The clip kicks with the melody and Mucyo flows over the beat, and we see Angell and the man playing a game called "Igisoro" the traditional board game and Mucyo release assures us that It was filmed by the Exactly The Way it is, a team of two female filmmakers always creating good vibes. "Mucyo," wrote, introducing the clip on Twitter. "my people, thank you for capturing this." Her first debut album upon its was released in summer 2018 and composed of five songs with one featuring Mike Kayihura. Mucyo has now two projects and a latest release "The Waters...
Jay Pac and B-Threy Team Up for Flashy New ‘We Move’ Video
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Jay Pac and B-Threy Team Up for Flashy New ‘We Move’ Video

Watch “We Move.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUcS46bFGy8 Jay Pac and B-Threy revel the good life in their flashy new video for “We Move.” The song marks the first time Jay Pac and B-Threy worked together, which was released last week. In the Taher Visual and Eazy Cuts-directed clip, the rappers perform in front of a screen that displays fiery scenes and stormy weather. The pair appear with their squad and the visual features some Dirty Bikes (Four wheelers), and drones produced by The Beat Machine also known as Davydenko. “Better watch how we move, move,” Jay Pac and B-threy rap on the closing chorus. “Ndashira Ibuye Kurindi Ndacyubaka Nkumufundi Kuza Guhindura Ukundi, you better watch how we move.” Jay Pac’s Ijabiro is the follow-up to his debut studio EP album, 201...
Meet Jennifer Kamikazi
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Meet Jennifer Kamikazi

JENNIFER KAMIKAZI SHE IS A SINGER-SONGWRITER FROM RWANDA BASED IN THE UK. READ MORE HERE: Photographed by Charlie Thornton Jennifer Kamikazi is a singer and songwriter based in the UK. For the past two years, she has been singing to people understand the importance of social and virtual worlds. She’s also helping create a virtual world within soul music. Jennifer Kamikazi’s honest and authentic storytelling is rooted in thoughtful observations of society and everyday environment, exposing topics of loneliness, fear, and insecurity. Yet she manages to tackle these with gentleness and optimism, mirroring her nature both on and off the stage. As a proud London-raised Rwandan, Kamikazi takes inspiration from the music of her East African heritage, alongside well-loved fo...
6 songs you need to hear this week
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6 songs you need to hear this week

A guide to the tracks we love right now. In no particular order. The ZOOM team rounds up the songs we can't stop playing. Here they are, in no particular order. Subscribe to Songs You Need In Your Life on SoundCloud Angell Mutoni, “Imbuto” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoXJ8xj3uhU&feature=youtu.be&a If Angell Mutoni tells me to "Bust down Imbuto" I will bust down, and my name is now Imbuto! Kanaka, “Shift ” Kanaka's songwriting feels too big for conventional structures. His latest project pent-up energy, an 8-minute-long head-thrashing confession. Mucyo, “High” One year later, Mucyo drops her most Freedom Weekend-sounding song, proving that her signature joyful and warm aura will never get old. Lion King Feat Prime, “Right N...
PRIME serves up a hip-hop banger
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PRIME serves up a hip-hop banger

A Thousand Hills Prodigy, the Kigalian rapper’s first album under Green ferry Music label, proves he’s no one-hit-wonder Hip-hop has always been a deep repository of rags-to-riches narratives. There can’t have been many more glistening rap fairytales, however, than that of Prime, born Mazimpaka Cheguevara, of Rwandan descent. Raised in the Kigali, Prime raps from a controlling relationship. When it hit the internet on the eve of the album’s release, people started freacking out one highlight – MaMA Am Gone– nailed all three tickboxes, uniting a bloopy production unexpectedly redolent of British indie band Metronomy with Mazimpaka’s sung vocals.  With his furious, instantly identifiable flows (no narcotised mumble-raps here) and his unapologetic determination to break out of ...
Angell Mutoni shares “Imbuto” video
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Angell Mutoni shares “Imbuto” video

A dizzying new clip from SEEDLING. https://youtu.be/IoXJ8xj3uhU Angell Mutoni has offered a new visual from her latest EP album, SEEDLING, which dropped this year. The song is called "Imbuto," and, fittingly, the one-take clip takes place entirely on some type of rotational device. The dizzying, colorful watch follows Angell Mutoni’s Imbuto, which was also directed by Alain Alvin. Check it out above
The first Artery show in Rwanda.
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The first Artery show in Rwanda.

On 28th November, the first Artery show took place for the first time in Kigali hosted by the official ambassador of Artery in Rwanda Denis also known by he’s stage name as Kanaka The 25-years-old tells us how he believes in Rwandan creativities, and their potential to achieve great things born in Rwanda, In our extended conversation, we talked about the projects he’s worked on this year and how it feels to blow up. Except more form this artist. This project of Artery as the aim to connect people across Rwanda and soon across the globe. The money people spend on Artery goes directly back into the local scene. Hosts and performers work out how they split the support you're providing, so everyone is getting a fair shake. In each Artery shows Kanaka says he want to collaborate with ...
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REVIEW: Mrs. Platinum

The photographer David Berg turned to a singer and recently released his “Mrs. Platinum” music video on Friday, March 23, and apparently this is his first visual. The three minute and twenty-two seconds video showcase Berg’s new self, since the old him. Filmed by Gabin Ty and directed by DavidBerg himself. The music video stars off a little slow with Berg waking up in a small house (Ghetto), but then as soon as the beat picks up speed, so does the video. Throughout the video, Berg wakes up and goes to work; he works as a Cobbler in the street. There is little light in the Scenes, giving the music video an air of mystery. As the beat kicks, he meets with a Philippine girl to hanging out with her after. Another interesting element is Berg’s outfit ___ he dresses simple with a brow...