JBVIDEO: Batuk – “Daniel” featuring Nandi Ndlovu
South African producers Spoek Mathambo and Aero Manyelo, alongside artist and vocalist Manteiga, see house music as a vehicle to connect the African diaspora through rhythm culture and language. For their first project, the group looks to Mozambique as both their spiritual and recording home. Daniel‘s centerpiece is a thumping four-minute, South African-house-meets-afrohouse jam featuring frequent Batuk collaborator Nandi Ndlovu. Filmed in Impaputo, Mozambique, the Kent Andreasen-shot visuals are a spectacular introduction to the style, dance and rituals of Batuk. Batuk are currently completing work on their debut album. Set for release later this year, the project will see the group collaborate with Mozambicans Grupo Zore and Grupo Makarita and Ugandan artists Giovanni Kiyingi, Annet Nandujja and Nilotica.