Kabusa Oriental Choir is a Choir from Nigeria. Created by Austin Chinemezu Nwamara in 2019, the choir’s mashup cover of ‘Yeba’ and ‘Baba’ put them on the map when it went viral. They have since moved on to compose and perform original compositions that transcend the boundaries of choral structures. One of their latest is ‘Tshwala Bam’, a dynamic sonic cinema that is not only rapturous but spanning in its performative and instrumental range. When you listen to it, you’re moved to a whole other sphere of listening. From the afrobeat-inspired percussion, hymnal choral chants, to the many layers of instrumentals, the choir celebrates their traditional sonic cultures while also blending it with modern influences. 

iTunes Artwork for 'Tshwala Bam (Sped Up) - Single (by Kabusa Oriental Choir & David Acekeyz)'

The anthemic rise of the track is very addictive. This upheaval takes on many forms as atmospheric features, hypnotic/trance accents, and experimental structures ride into it. Vocal planes are tempered with funk tinged instrumental arcs. This contrast allows the context to form more holistically and immersively. The compositional aspects of the track are incredible and are executed with a lot of vision and eloquence. Listen Now! 

The track is available for streaming on popular sites like Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, and Amazon Music! 

You can listen to ‘Tshwala Bam’ by Kabusa Oriental Choir and David Acekeyz here –