Eliso Lyamu Katata EP

by Pablo Nouvelle, Angelique Kidjo

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"A perfect blend of electronic and soul music, full of emotion, warmth and life." Complex UK on Pablo Nouvelle.

Swiss DJ, producer and filmmaker Pablo Nouvelle release his genre spanning afrobeat single ‘Milambi’ featuring the iconic Grammy-winning African vocalist Angélique Kidjo. The track arrives alongside a beautifully edited music video made up of archival footage filmed by esteemed ethnomusicologist Hugh Tracey showcasing sweeping African landscapes and dance rituals.

Inspired by his time spent touring around Eswatini and Mozambique, ‘Milambi’ is a pulsating house track with intricate layers of afrobeat groove. Sun kissed textures dance across infectious tribal rhythm whilst Kidjo’s beckoning vocal leads the way with harmonious authority. The track’s foundations are made from extracts from Hugh Tracey’s extensive library of ‘African field recordings’ which looks to reinvigorate traditional African cultural for a modern audience. ‘Milambi’ is Nouvelle’s first release of 2020 after a busy year touring and putting out two mini album projects (‘Piano Pieces’ and ‘Atlas Internet Café’).

With ‘Milambi’, Pablo has recruited three-time Grammy Award winner Angélique Kidjo. A creative force and with thirteen albums to her name, Time Magazine referred to her "Africa's premier diva". The BBC has included her in its list of the continent's 50 most iconic figures, and in 2011, The Guardian listed her as one of their Top 100 Most Inspiring Women in the World. Angélique also travels the world advocating on behalf of children in her capacity as a UNICEF and OXFAM goodwill Ambassador. She created her own charitable foundation, Batonga, dedicated to support the education of young girls in Africa.

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released February 7, 2020

written and produced by Pablo Nouvelle, Angelique Kidjo

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Track Name: Milambi
Ki lo djou ayé rè ooo
What is the single most important thing in your life?

I wo nin kan lo mon ayé rè o
Only you know

Ayé shoro lo dja ayé
Even in hard times, please celebrate life
Let people say whatever they want to say
Just keep on living in positivity

Mi wa bo min bi dja wa,ayé shoro ma gbagbé ola
Let’s come together and celebrate life
Even in hard times we look forward to a future

Mi wa bo min bi dja wa ayéé
Let’s come together and celebrate life

Dja dé djayé
Get out and have fun

Ayé shorooo
Life is hard

Dja dé,djayé
Dja dé,djayé
Get out and have fun

Mi wa abo min bi dja wa ,min wa min bi iré iré
Stop for a moment and have fun
So all of us can be rewarded by life

Min wa abo min bi dja wa ,min wa loo éé
Stop for a moment and have fun
I'm calling you all

Speaking:
Ki lo djou ayé rè,iwo nin kan lo mon ayé rè
What is more important than your life?
You’re the only one that knows the answer
Life is hard,
What are you waiting for seize the day and celebrate?

A mon teni n’Ko djadé
Specially today you have to go out

Iré iré iré iré é é
Blessings blessings.....

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