Swiss DJ, producer and filmmaker Pablo Nouvelle recently shared his genre-spanning afrobeat single ‘Milambi’ featuring the iconic Grammy-winning African vocalist Angélique Kidjo.
When i saw these names together, I HAD to check it out and I was not disappointed. I have always loved Angélique’s voice and hearing it over something Pablo created. Whew!! A masterpiece!
The track’s foundations are made from extracts from esteemed ethnomusicologis Hugh Tracey’s extensive library of ‘African field recordings’ which looks to reinvigorate traditional African culture for a modern audience.
Alongside the release, we have a beautifully edited music video made up of archival footage filmed by Hugh showcasing sweeping African landscapes and tribal dance rituals.
Check it out and be inspired. I sure was.