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Following their Anjunadeep debut ‘Dingane’, which gained support from Black Coffee, Nick Warren and Sian Eleri on BBC Radio 1, South African collective Bantwanas return with their EP ‘Kora’.
At ten members strong, the collective contains five vocalists, a drummer, a guitarist, a pianist and is spearheaded by the producers of the group: Ryan Murgatroyd and Blanka Mazimela. After their recent success on labels including Anjunadeep, All Day I Dream and their own imprint Bantwanas Kollektiv, the South African group prove themselves to be at the forefront of the Organic Afro House movement.
Opening with title-track ‘Kora’, the group collaborates with South African multi-instrumentalist, Jazz musician and producer Pops Mohamed and vocalist Sobantwana. ‘Kozela’ leads with intricate guitar riffs whilst ‘Amanz’Endlini’ fuses broken percussion with Khonaye’s enchanting vocals. Bantwana’s latest showcases their ability to bring top quality African house music to the global scene.