Two of Kenya’s top music acts – Sauti Sol and Nyashinski – have teamed up again just three months after their sizzling club banger ‘Short N Sweet.’
This time, the East African music heavyweights are tackling serious issues and addressing the state of Kenya’s socio-political landscape.
The track, aptly titled ‘Tujiangalie’, Swahili for ‘Self-reflection’, reflects on the current state of affairs in Kenya while contrasting this with the aspirations of key leaders of the past.
Sauti Sol describes the track as follows:
“For our latest release, we thought about the world right now and the number of persistent issues plaguing it. These things are hardly ever solved and we are consistently shortchanged. So we considered; how can we address these frustrations? Our first realization was to speak power to the reality that we are living in, hence the title “Tujiangalie.”
“Self-reflection. Recognizing that we have the capacity to change the world we live in by looking inward and holding ourselves accountable for the role we play in society. The truth is “when you make your bed, you lie in it!” None of us are perfect. None of us are exonerated. We have all contributed to and benefited from the flawed systems. But, change is a result of possibility. If we all decide to personally act towards building a world we are proud to live in, then it will become a reality.”
Tujiangalie is the sixth single off of Sauti Sol’s ingenious new Pan-African LP, Afrikan Sauce.
Check it out below.