Africa & Middle East
Uhamiaji (Soundway Records)
As the son of the late Hukwe Zawose, the doyen of Tanzanian music who was part of Peter Gabriel’s Real World stable for many years until his death in 2003, Msafiri Zawose is steeped in the great patrimony of East African music. Yet on Uhamiaji he redefines the boundaries, fusing traditional rhythms with electronic elements, hip-hop traces and a sophisticated jazz sensibility. A Top of the World in #132.