This really is Shifah Musisi's year! The dust hasn't even settled on her trip to Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania to represent Uganda at the inaugural Ongala Music Festival and now she is set to feature one of the biggest music projects in Africa, set to be done in Khartoum, Sudan. Shifah Musisi is set to be a part of the song titled "I am African", set to be produced in the Sudanese Capital Khartoum. The song which also features reknown acts from Ethiopia, Morocco, Kenya and Sudan will premiere on New Year's day.
The song which will be released in both audio and video aims to celebrate the unique culture and identity of the continent and also reflect unity in Africa today. It presents the diversity of Africa and its features. It also celebrates African folklore, tradition, culture and speaks of the history of the regions. It portrays Africa's uniqueness and beauty and also brings to the fore the hospitality and warmth of the African people. Despite all the issues she faces, Africa will thrive, through unity, togetherness, love and optimism. This song speaks about where Africa has come from and portrays the future we wish for in all regions.
This is definitely a massive opportunity for Shifah Musisi to lend her powerful voice to one of Africa's finest music productions. This project features one of Africa's music icons and Ethiopian legend Mahmoud Ahmed.
The music project also features one of Sudan's greatest musicians of all time and undisputed king of jazz Sharhabeel Ahmed. The 83-year old headlining an all-star Sudanese cast on the project which also features a 26-man orchestra.
On the same project, Shifah Musisi will be working with Morocco's soul sensation Asma'a Hamzawi.
The song was composed by legendary Sudanese composer Elsafi Mahadi and will also feature the acclaimed Suanese Music & Drama College Choir (Sudan University). This promises to be a massive step in the Ugandan afro-soul songstress's career and adds to an already successful year that has seen her perform at major festivals like Doadoa, Bayimba and Ongala.
Here's a few highlights from the journey so far. More updates coming up......