The Afro Mixtape Collection curated by Jess White (moniker IamSiwas) is an ode to the sonic richness which sprouts across the soils of Africa, from Niafunke to Jimma. The collection houses four separate volumes; each of them boasting unique harmonic configurations which send waves of spiritual frequencies through the spaces they flit through. Music in many of our continent’s cultures is more than song. It has always been a tool for healing and expression, community and ritual.
Far reaching sounds, for when you’re stuck between four walls.
VOLUME I : Wá
Featuring: Oliver Mtukudzi, Orchestra Baobab, Miriam Makeba, Salif Keita, Tony Allen and more…
VOLUME II : Mazuba
Featuring: Zoë Modiga, Inna Modja, Sibusile Xaba, Fatoumata Diawara, Mokoomba and more…
VOLUME III: Tolmo Leh
Featuring: Sampa the Great, Baloji, Petite Noir, Dope Saint Jude, Bongeziwe Mabandla and more..
VOLUME IV: Njenjema
Featuring: Blinky Bill, Yemi Alade, Sauti Sol, Darkovibes, Prince Kaybee, Brenda & The Big Dudes and more…
iamsiwas is the DJ moniker of Jess White (Akum Agency) who has spent the last decade traveling the globe as an independent manager, agent, promoter and creative producer. Via Akum Agency he represents a diverse roster of artists from South Africa, Mozambique, Zambia, Kenya, Sudan, Ghana, Mali, Senegal, Cameroon and New Zealand, nurturing their respective talents and building their profile.
iamsiwas has DJ’d clubs and festivals in some of the world major music cities: London, Melbourne, Johannesburg, Accra and Nairobi, effortlessly between the foundations of afrobeat, afro-jazz, reggae, soul and funk with contemporary cross- cultural dub, electronica, hip-hop, R&B, pop and afrobeats to keep the dance floor vibe flowing.
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