Nsimbi is a world fusion duo formed by award-winning Ugandan hip-hop pioneer GNL Zamba and charting American worldbeat artist Miriam Tamar. Building on the acoustic sounds and indigenous instruments of Africa, Nsimbi blends contemporary elements of "Lugaflow" hip-hop and spoken word with English/Western songwriting techniques and vocals to merge the traditional with the modern. A global sound anchored in the rich universal messages of ancient East African proverbs and folklore emerges with their debut self-titled album, which has been featured on KCRW's Rhythm Planet and PRI's The World. Their dynamic collection embraces the beauty of dialogue and human connection through music and bridges cultures with lyrics in English, Swahili, Luganda and Lingala. Upon release, Nsimbi quickly charted on iTunes World Music top 5 in the US, Canada and Uganda. Nsimbi creates a vibrant interactive live experience that invites us all to celebrate around the communal fire.
'both musically and lyrically uplifting' - Songlines UK
'The positive power of music is expressed in full...' - RootsWorld
'Afropop dynamism' - Financial Times
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