Our label Switchstance Recordings and its partner label East African Records just released the 3rd single by Ugandan Nyabingi band Nilotika Cultural Ensemble called “Oli Kibun´omu”.
It is a sweet poem in the Luganda language of the Baganda people in Uganda. The song is performed by the honey-toned Nsonga who sings to a hypnotic bass adungu rhythm, with the sweet harmonies of the Nilotika vocal choir and the massive percussion rhythm of the whole band.
To stream the song please click the cover above or the link below:
Here some selected international feedback for the single:
“Precioso.” Cassette Blog (MX)
“Bravo” LA VUELTA AL MUNDO EN 80 MUSICAS Radioshow (ES)
“Beautiful” Miss Prebo Show (Radio Krimi / FR)
“Just simply stunning X.” Ketch A Vibe Radioshow (UK)
“!!!!” Jeremy Sole (KCRW Radio / US)
“Its that Adungu providing the rhythm, the soft lead vocals and the nyabingi rhythms that hit the spot. Add the vocal choir and the trumpet and its a grand affair for a lazy day. Sweet.” Afrobase Radio (Radio Reverb / Totally Radio / UK)
“This series of Nilotika Cultural Ensemble releases is WONDERFUL. I have been playing these on my KEXP radio shows, and will soon play some of them in the clubs as venues open up again in my city.” Kid Hops (KEXP Radio / US)
“A refined Reggae, a lot of sobriety, very pleasant.” Reggae Radio Show (LaGrossRadio.com / FR)
“Wow. This is stunning. Thank you Switchstance for bringing this to the worlds attention.” Russ Jones (Hackney Globe Trotter / SOAS Radio / UK)