Kamasutra: Sauti Sol Drops New Single Off Afrikan Sauce LP Featuring Vanessa Mdee

Award Winning Kenyan music Group, Sauti Sol kick start the New Year as they drop off their new single which is titled “Kamasutra” featuring Tanzania songstress, Vanessa Mdee.

The song is taken off Afrikan Sauce LP.  Produced by Mboks, the track was written by Sauti Sol and it has Vanessa Mdee contributing lines to a song that has a lot of potentials either standing alone or as part of the project.

The new project from which this song was taken has them collaborating with Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, Patoranking, Toofan, Vanessa Mdee, Bebe Cool, Mi Casa, Jah Prayzah, among others

The Band

Bien-Aime (French for beloved) Baraza is a vocalist, songwriter and guitarist. His style of singing is soulful and his songwriting skills celebrated by many.

Since Sauti Sol’s inception in 2006, Bien-Aime has remained active in the group and part of the creation of Sauti Sol two albums: Mwanzo (2008) and Sol Filo Sofia (2011). Bien-Aime occasionally writes songs for other artists like Elani, Amos & Josh and Wendy Kimani.

He says of songs from Sauti Sol’s first two albums: Mwanzo and Sol Filosofia, “I love to write songs. And women inspire me. My thought process equates songs to women; to an extent, I call our songs my women. Lazizi is the hot girl at the bar. Zosi is the good sweet girl who goes to church. Mama Papa and Soma Kijana are the voices of my mother.

 Willis Austin Chimano is a vocalist, keytar and saxophone player. His deep voice and flamboyant style make him stand out in the group.  Before the formation of Sauti Sol, Chimano contested and won in the annual Fête de la Musique music competition at the French Cultural Centre, while studying French. After the competition, Chimano went to Paris for a two-week experience where he got to sample new music translations.

Since Sauti Sol’s inception in 2006, Chimano has remained active in the group and part of the creation of Sauti Sol two albums: Mwanzo (2008) and Sol Filosofia (2011). He is currently involved as a guitarist and producer.

Polycarp Otieno is a guitarist and producer. His signature style – guitar riffs blend with the group’s mix of soulful vocal harmonies and drum rhythm. His love for the guitar started early when he attended free guitar lessons at All Saints Cathedral. The lessons were terminated soon after but he continued to play at the French Cultural Centre (FCC), where while studying French.

Since Sauti Sol’s inception in 2006, Polycarp has remained active in the group and part of the creation of Sauti Sol two albums: Mwanzo (2008) and Sol Filosofia (2011). He is currently involved as a guitarist and producer in the band’s final production of their upcoming album.

Savara Mudigi is a vocalist, producer, drummer, Dj and actor. His versatility in the band has played an instrumental role during the tour and in the establishment on their imprint label: Sauti Sol Entertainment.

Since Sauti Sol’s inception in 2006, Savara has remained active in the group and part of the creation of Sauti Sol two albums: Mwanzo (2008) and Sol Filosofia (2011). He is currently the main producer working on the band’s upcoming album.

 

 

 

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