Sauti Sol has just released a new Jam #Rewind featuring the real OG Khaligraph Jones. The multi award winning group posted the video Yesterday on their Youtube channel and it’s currently trending.
The song is a fusion of Hip Hop into Afro beats. Written by Sauti Sol and Khaligraph Jones, co-composed by Humphrey Otieno and Joe Mutoria, was produced by Sauti Sol and mixed and mastered by Humphrey Ndomboka. The video was shot and directed by Sesan in collaboration with Nate Thomas as the Director of Photography in Nairobi, Kenya.
This is the first collaboration of Sauti Sol and Khaligraph Jones. Each had a word to say on the experience they had working together.
“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,” Khaligraph said.
Polycarp also had quite interesting words to say about their experience working with Papa Jones.
“Working with Khaligraph was flawless. 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.” Said Polycarp
Sauti Sol is working hand in hand with Safaricom and other stakeholders, after being named creative directors of the music streaming service. This is 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.
Africa’s Best Group Sauti Sol will be releasing a song every month featuring various African artistes. The Afrikan Sauce LP is the group’s first ever collabo project. It is a collaborative body of work featuring Africa’s best artistes. The compositions are a fusion of neo-pop vibes & rich African sounds that speak truth to what love, life and Africa is.