African Music

LISTEN: “Somnyama” by DJ Kabila pays homage to resilient African Black Women, from icons like mama Winnie Madikizela Mandela to Caster Semenya

 

The Year 2019 has been a splendor for DJ Kabila. He blessed us again with a very inspirational hit song Somnyama – feat Wendy Soni. The blazing Somnyama is a song that celebrates Black beauty, Black excellence, and Black Pride; a song inspired by resilient African Black Women. Victors who raised and continue to raise this African nation: from the icons like mama Winnie Madikizela Mandela, to your sports personalities like Caster Semenya, to writers like Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, to photographers like Prof. Zanele Muholi; and once-in-a-lifetime singers like mama Miriam Makeba.

There is no coincidence that we are on a national tour this August, the nationally celebrated Women’s month; as the song Somnyama represents the beauty of strong hard working women.

DJ Kabila Single Cover

Dj Kabila is one of the few if not the only disable DJ’s that have worked hard to make a name for himself in the mainstream. Having worked with  the likes of Dj Black Coffee and having discovered the likes of Culoe De Song, he has proved his musical genius whilst breaking stereotypes and stigmas against people living with disabilities.

Known as DJ Kabila, Siyanda Makanya is a South African born DJ/Music producer based in Durban. With 3 albums under his wing and having been signed within Black Coffee’s label Soulistic Music in 2006, he released 2 albums ( Believe and Soulistic Music Cuts vol. 1). His latest album Music Will Save the Day was released under his own label Musiq Soldier Entertainment in 2015.

The current single Somnyama can be heard played on all major radio stations such as Gagasi Fm, Ukhozi Fm UMHLOBO WENENE LESEDI FM just to name a few. He has and still continues to play at high profile events such as Berlin November, FACT Durban Rocks, Rocking The Daisies, Deep in the City, Bloc Party, Miami Music Conference, Mother of All Parties, Soulistic Music Nights and his very own Music Will Save The Day Experience.

You can catch him on tour, book him for events or be a part of this years Music Will Save The Day Experience happening on the 15th of December 2019 at Wavehouse in Durban. Follow him on Facebook for latest updates and subscribe to his YouTube channel for his latest and past mixes.

Check out tour dates below:

IMG-20190808-WA0001

END

Submitted by: Anelisa Ngcobo, Images: Mpilo Makanya.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.