African Street Music reimagined
Jamaica Mnanda are pleased to share the second release in a series of collaborations, reimagining the sound of the Tanzanian street music genre Mchiriku. For this release, Lisbon based producer DJ Firmeza, from the legendary Pricipe label, delivers a spellbinding Luso-African remix of Kama Ipo Ipo. Proudly representing the social housing neighbourhood Quinta do Mocho on the periphery of Lisbon, DJ Firmeza is a perfect fit for remixing the street sounds of Jamaica Mnanda. His remix uses the stripped down percussion from the original record, adding his own distinct driving Afro-Portuguese post-kuduro energy. A master of percussion, Firmeza retains the organic feel of the original track while transforming the sound of Dar es Salaam’s streets into pan-African club music.