Tanzanian music aficionados will complain that this selection is old news, but for the rest of you, I bet this is new: Ashimba.
His music sounds to me like a sort of cross between Aurelio Martinez and Nameless, if that makes any sense. Definitely keeping TZ on my mind on a beautiful late summer day in NYC. How I wish I could link to Ashimba’s song Usingizi, which is the most addictive one. But it appears that this is the only music video he made from the album. There’s a sample from Usingizi in the last moments in the video. You can download Ashimba’s whole album here.
PS, Is this becoming a music blog? Not my intention, but I am trying to bring a new selection every weekend.
3 thoughts on “Weekend jam: Ashimba”
Take me to Dar. Such a portrayal of community…
Beautiful melody, harmonies, and rhythm! Thank you for sharing! I can’t access the link to download the album though. Is the link still active?
sure thing. hm, link still works for me… http://mp3.mondomix.com/ashimba