Malawian-born, London-based singer Esau Mwamwaya teamed with European production crew Radioclit on the highly enjoyable mixtape The Very Best, a global brew straining various forms of African music into original tracks, covers, and remixes, the likes of which include blogger baiting captures of M.I.A., Architecture In Helsinki, Vampire Weekend, etc. And so we bit. The first vid from The Very Best is for “Kamphopo” (i.e. the AiH one), building on steel-drum sun of “Heart It Races,” and it captures Esau’s first homecoming to Lilongwe, Malawi in nine years. Smiling and dancing ensues.
The Very Best is out and is free.