Discover Ampiano With South African Producer DJ Black Low

South African Ampiano producer, DJ Black Low has releaased a new video for the the track ‘Jaiva Low’, which will be on this forthcoming debut album on the 7th of May through Aweseom Tapes of Africa.

The 11-track album comes at a time when South African electronic music is being fundamentally disrupted. Amapiano, the electronic music movement which first gained popularity with a small, core group of followers, now dominates the mainstream. Well-known and pervasive, amapiano borrows from a diverse palette of musical styles which are popular in South Africa’s largely Black townships- jazz, kwaito, dibacardi, deep and afro house among them. 

Watch ‘Jaiva Low’ below.

NEWS: Ethopian Jazz Legend; Hailu Megia Delivers Memorable Album Through Awesome Tapes From Africa

 

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This photo is courtesy of Hailu Mergia

Lala Belu represents the revive of Hailu Mergia, who hasn’t produced a solo album for nearly 30 years, and the echoes of that previous album; Tche Belew still resonate with this one. The accordion’s settling nostalgic feel is again carried through into this album, especially in long slow burning track ‘Titzita’.

Hailu first reached acclaim as one of the eight members from the infamous group; Walias Band. A group who enjoyed their best years in the late 1970s during Ethiopia’s golden years, releasing a series of organic jazz, soul albums, which rose them to fame in Ethiopia.

Now, with the backing of Brian Shimkovtiv’s movement; ‘Awesome tape from Africa’ the keyboardist and accordion player ‘Hailu Mergia’ at the age of 72, is back with this wicked stand out release from March.

Have a listen below and support the artist: