Sauti Sol

Africa’s biggest music group Sauti Sol is excited to release the 4th single REWIND from their Afrikan Sauce LP, featuring the OG, Khaligraph Jones. The multi award-winning band unveiled the REWIND video on their YouTube channel at 10 am on Tuesday 27th March. The song is an upbeat fusion of Hip Hop and Afro beats.

Khaligraph is a respected hip hop icon not only in Kenya, but also in the larger East Africa region. He had this to say about his first collaboration with Sauti Sol: “I’ve been pushing for a collabo with Sauti Sol for about 4 years now. At that time I still wasn’t ready, until recently when I talked to Bien and Savara but I still needed to get the concept ready. One day Bien called me for a jam session, which was a first for me.”

“I have never gone through that type of music making process before with anyone and it was amazing. I felt alive, the vibe was organic and we ended up recording REWIND the same day,” he added.

Polycarp of Sauti Sol remarked that they had an easy time working with Khaligraph. “We brought him into our world of making live music where we jammed with our band first, got the desired vibe and jumped into studio immediately after. He fit right in and we had the song done the very same day. He is a phenomenal artist.”

In response to fans’ feedback and requests for more new music Sauti Sol has also embarked on a bold monthly release schedule, which will allow fans to enjoy new music from its latest LP each month until the entire Afrikan Sauce LP is released. The compositions in the LP speak truth to what love, life and Africa is.

Sauti Sol was last month named creative directors of the SONGA by Safaricom music streaming service, a collaboration that will see them work closely with Safaricom and other stakeholders in the industry to ensure greater participation and ownership among the music fraternity.

“Safaricom has been a firm supporter of the Kenyan music industry throughout our 17-year history. When we launched SONGA by Safaricom we promised to focus on creating a platform that would spur and support the growth of the Kenyan music industry by working closely with artists, as well as contribute to the growth of African music by showcasing the talent on the continent. Our collaboration with Sauti Sol shows that we are on track with fulfilling our promise. It also speaks to our brand spirit of Twaweza, which is that when we come together, great things happen,” said Sylvia Mulinge, Director – Consumer Business, Safaricom.

Sauti Sol fans using Android devices can stream and download their favourite tracks on SONGA by dialing *812*3#.

Sauti Sol are winners of several awards as the Best Group in Africa and have been nominated countless times. These include the MTV Africa Music Awards, MTV EMAs, BET Awards, Sound City MVP Awards and AFRIMA.



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