NINE BEATS Collective announces the official video release of ‘KOSI’ – a new, much anticipated project for East Africa. Fronted by NINE BEATS Collective member Ambassada, The ‘Kosi All Stars’ track and video is a collaboration aimed at empowering and motivating a new generation of African youth.
This history-making KOSI project features Ambassada himself and high-profile artists from Uganda and Kenya: Pallaso, Eddy Kenzo, Arrow Boy, Beenie Gunter, Nina Roz, Jabidii, Dufla Diligon, Katee Wambui and Ghetto kids, plus some of the best video production names around. Together, they have recorded a new interpretation of Ambassada’s original song, which (co-written with NINE BEATS producer, UK’S Tony Bean) features on NINE BEATS Collective’s international double album, ‘Nine Beats to the Bar’. The new video features all ten artists together in the studio and in locations in Kenya and Uganda.
KOSI is short for kosisikeleli – one of the punchlines in the former Tanzanian and South African national anthem, meaning ‘freedom’. The song title was chosen to inspire, motivate and encourage a new generation of young people to free their minds to a positive outlook and attitude to life.
“I know what it is like to live on the streets, I have been there, and I can tell you that there is another way” says Ambassada; “NINE BEATS is all about the living the old wisdom of the Bible’s beatitudes in today’s new world – and I believe the new generation is ready to hear it and live it! That’s why all of us artists have collaborated on KOSI – it’s time for Kenya, Uganda and East Africa’s youth to seize the day for a better future.”
Ten per cent of sales will go to The Ambassada Foundation to practically help and support children and youth from incredibly tough situations. With such a talented group of artists joining forces, ‘KOSI’ is set to make a difference and impact the creative/music media with sound, visuals and positivity – experience the KOSI vibe from today!
WATCH THE OFFICIAL VIDEO HERE
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NOTES for editors:
Audio by Nessim, A Steyn (Uganda) & Motif the Don (Kenya)
Visuals by Kingslackie (Kenya) & Trafik, Darlington, Arronaire, Lutakomes, Asaph K (Uganda)
Colourist: Justin Campos
Co-ordinated by Mseto’s Mzazi Willy M Tuva (Kenya), Jacob Omutuzze, Dembe FM (Uganda)
Executive Producers for NINE BEATS: Steve Bassett & Rob Taylor
Executive Producers: Ambassada and Profilez
Original song ‘Kosi’ taken from the album NINE BEATS TO THE BAR by NINE BEATS Collective. Available on CD, download, & heavyweight 180gsm digitally mastered double vinyl LP from 9beats.org and download on all digital platforms.
An eclectic soundscape of R&B, soul, rock/pop, acoustic threads, classical, jazz/funk, African vibes, and a hint of gospel. NINE BEATS is a collaboration of world class musicians, artists, and songwriters exploring the ancient Bible wisdom of THE BEATITUDES.