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I was so honored and humbled to be commissioned by World Academy of Arts, Literature and Media to produce a song for the UN International Day of Nelson Mandela which was on July 18, 2014! Working closely with The Mystic Nomads Band of Nairobi, Kenya, we composed a light, yet dense and captivating melange of rhythmic fusion, along with soaring flute melodies to create the Madiba song, with lyrics written by Mosi Dorbayani. "From the time I was a child, the heroic figure of Nelson Mandela has been an inspiration to me through his writings, his speeches and his legacy of good deeds. He is truly an inspiring global leader whose humanity in the midst of great challenges inspires us all to strive towards mutual respect, peace building, and conflict resolution..." ~Nasambu~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Here are a few article links on this new song release: Vibe Weekly: http://vibeweekly.com/latest-news/1838-kenyan-singer-nasambu-does-a-song-in-honor-of-nelseon-mandela WAALM Diplomacy Journal: http://journal.waalmdiplomacy.org/#post138 Mandela Day.org: http://www.mandeladay.com/actions/entry/madiba-the-original-song
BBC Africa Exclusive!
DJ Nnamdi of Radio Afrodicia got the chance to sit down and chat with Kenyan/American singer/songwriter Nasambu Barasa. The interview aired February 27 2014 on BBC Focus on Africa. Take a listen before it's gone!
We are pleased to share a great interview that we had with Minda Em, writer for Africa on the Blog! Check it out and let us know what you think!
Two Choices: Hero or Anti-Hero
My little cousin got this new video game that he was so excited about. Its called the InFamous. I don't play video games or even watch TV, but as i looked at the cover, it captured my interest. I asked him what the game was about, and he said - you have two choices: you can be a hero or an anti-hero. "It's easy to be an anti-hero, he said. You blow things up, violate people, and you kill people."
"But what does it take to be a hero", I asked?
He paused... "You have to save people's lives."
The first life you have to save is your own. Discover who you are, your gifts and talents, and nurture them, regardless of your age or any other stereotype, and unleash your creative potential to save lives. That is what the world needs right now. Will you be the hero of your own life story? #whattheworldneedsnow
Our song, Sitakuacha, got a stellar Crowd Review that earned us a spot on Reverbnation's Home Page as a Featured Artist! Look out for us the week of January 14, 2014 (1/14/2014).
Thanks to Reverbnation and all our Fans for supporting independent music. One Love