Saturday, October 10, 2009

18. The Very Best - Warm Heart of Africa (2009)

The Very Best are a recently formed group consisting of Malawi-born singer Esau Mwamwaya and the production group known as Radioclit. Taking the African rhythms of Mwamwaya's homeland and mixing them with the heavy beats of Radioclit, The Very Best have created something fairly unique, while remaining true to the culture of African music. This song in particular, which features Ezra Koenig of the band Vampire Weekend, is one of the more upbeat, sunny indie-pop songs from a summer that was full of them. Vampire Weekend themselves delve into the African-influenced musical pool, so Koenig's vocal stylings are perfect for this sort of music. This song was the first single off of The Very Best's recently released Warm Heart of Africa album, which is also definitely worth checking out.

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