Bassline

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I was working in Tanzania, feeling homesick when this bass line echoed in me and would take me on a journey home. Like a hologram I would see the landscape, sunshine and aromas of home...This bass line visited me enough times I had to ask the band to play it and I would sing melodies drenched in nostalgia

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[The intro is an imagined conversation between a dung beetle, a butterfly and an ant, as they cross a public road in the homelands]

It's this bass line that's been running through my head all day
It's this bass line of mine that paints pictures of home

And I can feel the breeze
And I can see the tribal dancing in the wind
With the drummer beating the rhythm of the land, the land.
And the ocean sand vibrates the notion that we as a people are free
In this bass line of mine memories of home, far away in a land

The sun is setting and it sits on that yellow wall
And the children play in the dust
In the valley of a thousand hills
So many beautiful trees
So much serenity
Global home of mine in its pizzazz and style and
Tranquilness...and then there's us

credits

from #WozaMoya, released January 5, 2014
Composed by: Khethukubonga Ntshangase
Produced by: Karabo "Proff" Khumalo & Khethukubonga Ntshangase
Written by: Khethukubonga Ntshangase
Performed by: Khethi

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Khethi Johannesburg, South Africa

Blending urban sounds with African soul on jazzy blue notes, South African-born singer Khethukubonga “Khethi” Ntshangase “afrosouljazz” sound brings to mind the soul stylings of jazz and soul connoisseurs. Her musical journey and pursuit to establish her name as a global brand is cosmic; inspired by her need to think out of the box! ... more

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