Rwandan singer Itahiwacu Bruce aka Bruce Melody this Monday released an Amapiano track where he features Kenyan Rapper, Khaligraph Jones.
The track titled ‘SAWA SAWA’ a Swahili word to mean ‘Alright’ is a party song in the Amapiano style of music. The style born in South Africa has taken Africa by storm and has been gaining huge popularity especially in Rwanda.
The high-tempo genre is hailed as a hybrid of deep house, jazz and lounge music characterised by synths, airy pads and wide, percussive bass lines.
While the style is said to have originally sprung out in 2012, it was not until 2020 that it blew up the continent over with reported exponential increases in streams, downloads and overall consumption.
The public reception of ‘Amapiano’ has been utterly profound, sweeping through urban radio stations, recreational joints and house parties alike.
Going back to Bruce, the Rwandan star is known for releasing dancehall hits like the most recent Katapilla and Saa Moya that made it big during the COVID-19 Lockdown.
Bruce and Khaligraph Jones have previously worked on several music projects together including three songs they produced during their time in the Coke Studio project in 2017.
By Innocent Mugabo