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‘Feels So Good’ & ‘You Make My Heart Go’ – Maleh

maleh you make my heart go2Lesotho-born, South African-based songstress Maleh (alias Malehloka Hlalele) has won our attention after her excellent debut LP ‘Stepchild‘ with the amazing jazzy tune ‘Chimsoro‘, picked by JUSI I LOVE as one of the Best 20 songs in 2013 from Africa. In December last year she dropped her new album called ‘You Make My Heart Go‘, which led to nominations for the popular South African Music Awards: Best Female Artist of the Year & Best African Adult Album.

Listen to two soulful tunes from the album ‘Feel So Good‘ and ‘You Make My Heart Go‘. For the latter one she even dropped a video recently.

  Maleh  *-*  ‘You Make My Heart Go

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‘Uthando Lwam’, ‘Mosadi’ & ‘Horara’ – Maleh

malehMaleh‘s beautiful Afro-Jazz track ‘Chimsoro‘ was picked by JUSI I LOVE as No.5 track in the List of the Top 20 Songs from Africa in 2013. What many listeners might not be aware about, is that her debut LP ‘Stepchild’ has more amazing tracks that deserve more international attention. In this post I would like to show you the songs ‘Msadi‘, ‘Uthando Lwam‘ & ‘Horara’ – all delivering a new and fresh form of Afro-Soul/Jazz.

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‘Chimsoro’ – Maleh

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Chimsoro2Maleh‘s voice will sound familiar to many fans of South African House music. She was featured already on various House hits, like Time’ (Dj Qness), Not so Far (Dj Ganyani) and the international hit Falling(Dj Kent). Since 2011, the Lesotho-born artist pursues a solo career as a Afro-Soul/ Jazz artist. Her debut LP ‘Stepchild‘ was nominated for the 2013 Metro FM Music Awards in the categories ‘Best African Pop’ and ‘Best Contemporary Jazz’.

Chimsoro‘, one of her tracks was now visualized in a great video by Gorilla Films. The track has a very fresh and positive jazz vibe and seems to include some West-African elements in it. It is sung in Zulu and Shona and I guess I can hear the Swahili phrase ‘Nakupenda sana‘ (I love you very much) in the refrain.

Maleh  *-*  ‘Chimsoro(Purchase via itunes)

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