A couple of artists who have distinguished themselves from the generic Bongo flava-sound in Tanzania have joined up for a new single and video. ‘Furaha’ by Arusha-based group X Plastaz and Dar es Salaam’s finest, solo rapper Fid Q, was launched in May on Channel 5 (East Africa TV) and this week across other stations and the web. X Plastaz had not recorded new material after the death of group member Faza Nelly in 2006, while Fid Q has released a couple of very succesful singles in the past months. The beat is by dj 360, X Plastaz’ tour dj and producer who has also produced for the likes of Redman, Outsidaz and Freestyle Fellowship as well as Senegalese artists Wa BMG 44.
The music video to ‘Furaha’, which raises the quality bar of hip hop videos in Tanzania, was made by Kilimanjaro Film Institute (KFI). KFI is a training institute based in Arusha which educates youth from disadvantaged backgrounds in different disciplines of filmmaking, in order to help them gain the necessary skills to find employment. The Furaha video, for which they received guidance from two Dutch film students, was a pilot project in which they were introduced to the specific discipline of making music videos.
The music recordings were done in Fid Q’s studio in Dar, and coordinated by African Hip Hop Tanzania, a new local offspring of the African Hip Hop Foundation. More about African Hip Hop TZ soon…
August 10, 2009 (11:39)
one love guyz, i hope the track iko poa coz nimekua nikifuatilia xplastaz since Bamiza and their whole movement, Tupo pamoja sana, niko na ombi moko!, ninaomba kama inawezekana suck kind of songs should be made available for free over the internet and pia watu waweze kudownload, kwa mfano hivi karibuni i was so happy to download the Re invesion Albam(An Mc Lp) which is the one of the good hip hop albam. so we can cope from such kind of great exaple.
ni hayo tu.
September 4, 2009 (14:11)
oyeah..x is back with fid q…. must be furaha..!!!!good work guys..
October 3, 2009 (22:06)
Nice song. positivity ya’ll.Ni furaha fresh kupata like the say in bongo-mipini kama haya.
Fid-q is looking good on that video hahaha Lol.
Ni furaha kumcheki bro Fid pulling up on that vitara with a
couple of bags and dred locks wearing all black,
shiii nigga remind me of Eddy Gordo in Tekken 2 PS hahah thats some movie type of shit.
it was real dope. Xp nigga too can rap but i think im in love with that girl.man shie spits too.
keep doing what ya’ll do tupeni furaha
October 6, 2009 (03:19)
chevre el poder africano se demuestra en el rap tambien viva africa y vivan los negros del mundo .
November 14, 2009 (04:16)
Yo peace from the U.S. I don’t speak the language but the track is fire!!! Their delivery made the ENTIRE song come to life.
Anyway of getting beats to these catz?
December 17, 2009 (10:20)
we like the way you keep it african pamoko saana tu
December 17, 2009 (10:25)
Its now 48 years since the country attained the so called indepency from the British…but still they haven’t been able to provide good education,water supply is still a puzzle to the largest areas of the country urban to rural,severally a country is turned into darkness due to power failure,hunger keep on behind us,income gap is now unmeasured,when you pass into two different street like masaki and tandale is as if one is passing in two different countries or Njiro and Unga limited in Arusha,HIV/AIDS and malaria still is a threat to our work force but the aim of this indepency as said by first president the late Mwl.J.K.Nyerere is to fight hunger,ignorancy and diseases.Suprizing today we are cellebrating the 48’s year of our indepency with much failure on our war towards real indepenency….As our country is much turned to corruption to the extent we buy our rights as if it is legalized by the parliment,Our honourable president is for tours everyday to give more chances for fake treatment to be signed as he doesn’t care if he has a office,It pains us when we see politics has turned into the most payable business in the country….We are tired to have such example leaders we need leaders by examples..Just take your wives and children into politics if you think this is monarch kind of government where as you keep inherit with your kin lines..Drive those expensive cars,smug us under that name investment though your privatization policy but just know “You cant fool all the people all time,you can just fool some people for some time” Tanzanians will have eyes open one day from that heavy blindness and that time you will have to answer then..We wont give it a demn to anybody at that moment..Is better before action for those who have ears and eyes make to use of them…HAVE A NICE WHAT YOU CALL INDEPENDENCY DAY…TCHAOOO..!!!!!!!!!!1
January 13, 2010 (12:21)
are you guys coming to NYC anything soon? I like your style, I’m an rap artist/poet/club promoter in NYC, I would like to do some work with you. Holla back when you get a chance.
October 7, 2010 (16:42)
hi, im sure if we can do thing lk zat we will awaly taking over,hiphop will never die