Kawuku Sound is a collaboration between northern homies Contours & Cervo, and Ugandan percussion troupe, Fonkodelis Arkestra. Created over a month of all living together in the Nyege Nyege studio in the Kawuku area of Kampala, Uganda. The project merges the hypnotic and trance-inducing primal percussion of the Buganda drum, with carefully woven and highly respectful electronic interpretations by Contours and Cervo. Each song of the project is unique and powerful in its own way, from the more bass-driven ‘Owino Market’ to the prophetic ‘Youth’ featuring Spyda MC. With many sampling field recordings of Kampala’s streets, including the iconic sounds of Boda horns and sliding Matatu doors, you’ll be taken right to the heart of Kampala.
Kawuku Sound is out on Banana Hill on 8th October 2018.