Seeds of Changes
There can't be any movement without music
The Unity (Umoja) Song
Artists: Amoury, Shirko, Akeelah, Mercury
Producers: Shirko A. Salim, Alan Floyd
Release date: 08/06/2020
Genres: East African Urban Music
Afrofusion - Hip Hop Fusion - Rap
Languages: Swahili, English, Arabic
Primary countries: Kenya + USA
The Unity (Umoja)
The overall objective of the Unity (Umoja) Initiative is to help promote individual music styles from across the African diaspora and shed light on unique music and talents that seldom get an opportunity to shine.
The Unity (Umoja) Initiative offers the opportunity to artists to record a localized version of the Unity (Umoja) song thus transforming the original tune into a version that has rhythms and flavors specific to their country, city or region of origin.
Furthermore, the Unity (Umoja) Initiative encourages collaborations between artists from different regions and countries, similarly, multiple artists can offer to cover together the Unity (Umoja) song in one take. We are happy to facilitate the process and help with technical arrangements.
Through the marketing and grassroot promotional efforts attached to the Unity (Umoja) project, the new versions of the Unity (Umoja) song will be promoted across the globe allowing people to discover or rediscover new musical genres and fusions.
Umoja Artist of the hour
Producer, Shirko A. Salim
This is Shirko A. Salim, founder of Vibe Records Studio in Mombasa, Kenya and one part of the creative duo behind Unity (Umoja).