South African house music duo Black Motion has given the world a surprise performance when they became the latest guests on NPR’s “Tiny Desk Concert” series.
Black Motion’s Tiny Desk Concert was shot at former president Nelson Mandela’s Johannesburg home under the direction of acclaimed TV & Film director Zolani Phakade.
The performance started with hit song Mayibuye iAfrica which speaks to their sound that is deeply rooted in the African identity, the song asks the continent to return to its rich history and culture.
- “Mayibuye iAfrica”
- “Joy Joy” (feat. Brenden Praise)
- “Marry Me” (feat. Msaki)
- “Imali” (feat. Nokwazi)
- “Prayer For Rain” (feat. Tabia)
- Thabo Roy Mabogwane: percussion, producer
- Bongani Mohosana: DJ, producer, music director
- Brenden Praise: vocals
- Msaki: vocals
- Nokwazi: vocals
- Tabia: vocals
- Almotie “Alie-keyz” Mtombeni: keys, synths, vocoder, auto-vocals, piano
- Lifa “Sir_Lifa” Mavuso: guitar
- Siyabonga Hosana Magagula: bass, synth, bass
- Lusindiso “Jojo” Zondani: backing vocals, tenor
- Gugu Shezi: backing vocals, soprano
- Noxolo Radebe: backing vocals, alto
The global NPR Tiny Desk has been a fantastic platform for the country’s musicians, giving the a piece of their global audience.
Black Motion joined the list of the few South African musical acts and musicians to be part of the Tiny Desk Concert.
Other South Africans that have featured include Black Coffee, Nasty C, Prince Kaybee and Msaki.