Rhythms of Zamunda

Rhythms of Zamunda
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Soundtrack album by
Various artists
ReleasedMarch 5, 2021
Recorded2020
StudioDef Jam Africa Recording Studio
Genre
Label
Producer
  • Sipho Dlamini (exec.)
  • Colin Gayle
  • Nasty C
  • Kevin Ross
  • J-Kits
  • Richie Tunez
  • Phantom
  • Lastee
  • Tellaman
  • Select Play
  • TMXO
  • Prince Kaybee
  • De Mogul SA
  • DJ Ganyani
  • Th&o.
  • Lizer Classic
  • TRESOR
  • Clement Leslie James Carr
  • Rudolph Wilemse
  • Hubert Batundi Muisha
  • Gemini Major
  • Masterkraft
  • De Mthuda
  • Playground Productions
Singles from Rhythms of Zamunda
  1. "White and Black"

Rhythms of Zamunda, released as Rhythms of Zamunda (Music Inspired by the Amazon Original Movie: Coming 2 America), is a soundtrack album curated by Sipho Dlamini for the film Coming 2 America. It was released on March 5, 2021, by Def Jam Recordings and Def Jam Africa for Paramount Pictures. The album features Pan-African artists such as Nasty C, Larry Gaaga, Umu Obiligbo, Locko, Tekno, Tellaman, Sha Sha, Oxlade, Alpha P, TMXO, DJ Arafat, Prince Kaybee, Msaki, Tiwa Savage, Th&o., Diamond Platnumz, Morgan Heritage, Toofan, Fally Ipupa, BONJ, Gemini Major, Anatii, De Mthuda, Njelic, and Ricky Tyler, as well as appearances from Ari Lennox.

Background

On February 12, 2021, Def Jam revealed the CEO of Universal Music South Africa, Sipho Dlamini, as the curator and executive producer of Rhythms of Zamunda. The Pan-African project was inspired by the film, with lead single "Black and White" by Nasty C and Ari Lennox. On March 10, 2021, National Public Radio released a Tiny Desk show, titled Coming 2 America, Sounds Of Zamunda: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert, a live performance from Nasty C, Lennox, Locko, Ricky Tyler, Alpha P, Prince Kaybee, Msaki, and Toofan.

The tracklist was revealed through Def Jam's official website on February 12, 2021.

Composition

In February 2021, Sipho Dlamini said, "We wanted to bring our knowledge of the music from the continent that is coming up and affecting the youth globally — it's not just Afrobeats. Much like the movie is about America on one side and Africa, we could draw on the African genres you would expect but you also have R&B, hip-hop, house and so forth. 'Black and White' is a great example. It sounds like it could have been made in a studio in the U.S., and it's a collaboration with an American artist, but Nasty C is as African as it gets."

Accolades

Award nominations for Rhythms of Zamunda
Award Nominated Work Category Result
26th South African Music Awards "Shesha" Record of the Year Nominated

Track listing

Rhythms of Zamunda – standard edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Black and White" (Nasty C and Ari Lennox)
  • Nsikayesizwe David Junior Ngcobo
  • Courtney Shanade Salter
3:37
2."Owo Ni Koko" (Larry Gaaga, and Umu Obiligbo)
Richie Tunez4:38
3."Magnet" (Locko)Locko 3:30
4."Skeletun" (Tekno)Augustine Miles KelechiPhantom3:12
5."Overdue" (Tellaman featuring Sha Sha and Oxlade)
3:20
6."Jiggy Bop" (Alpha P and TMXO)
  • Princewill Emmanuel
  • Timi Aladeloba
TMXO3:16
7."Dosabado" (DJ Arafat)  2:31
8."Fetch Your Life (Edit)" (Prince Kaybee featuring Msaki)
  • Kabelo Motsamai
  • Asanda Lusaseni Mvana
Prince Kaybee3:42
9."Dangerous Love (DJ Ganyani Amapiano Radio Edit Remix)" (Tiwa Savage)Tiwatope Savage
  • De Mogul SA
  • DJ Ganyani
4:09
10."Moya Omubi" (Th&o.)Th&o.Th&o.4:04
11."Hallelujah" (Diamond Platnumz featuring Morgan Heritage)Lizer Classic3:42
12."Ye Mama" (Toofan featuring Fally Ipupa) 3:19
13."Ain't It True" (BONJ)Bongiwe Mpanza
  • TRESOR
  • Clement Leslie James Carr
  • Rudolph Wilemse
  • Hubert Batundi Muisha
3:30
14."Loke Loke" (Gemini Major featuring Anatii)
  • Benn Gilbert Kamoto
  • Anathi Bhongo Mnyango
3:33
15."Shesha" (De Mthuda and Njelic)
  • De Mthuda
  • Tshwarelo Motlhako
De Mthuda6:43
16."Everything" (Ricky Tyler)Bokamoso MolemaPlayground Productions3:11

Reference

  1. ^ Hampp, Andrew (February 12, 2021). "Songs for Screens: Inside Def Jam Africa's 'Rhythms of Zamunda: Music Inspired By Coming 2 America' Album (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved March 17, 2021.
  2. ^ "The 'Coming 2 America' Original Motion Picture Soundtrack & 'The Rhythm Of Zamunda' Are Out Now". OkayAfrica. 5 March 2021. Retrieved March 17, 2021.
  3. ^ "Coming 2 America, Sounds Of Zamunda: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert". NPR.org. Retrieved March 17, 2021.
  4. ^ "Def Jam Recordings & Def Jam Africa Present Rhythms Of Zamunda: Music Inspired By Coming 2 America Arriving March 5th". www.defjam.com. Retrieved March 17, 2021.
  5. ^ "Def Jam Africa Releases Tracklist for 'Coming 2 America' Album". OkayAfrica. 16 February 2021. Retrieved 17 March 2021.
  6. ^ "2020 Record of the Year Nominee : De Mthunda & Njelic – Shesha". South African Music Awards. Retrieved March 19, 2021.
  7. ^ "Rhythms of Zamunda (Music Inspired By: Coming 2 America) by Various Artists". Genius. Retrieved March 21, 2021.

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