A few weeks ago I shared with you the exotic groove of Brussels-Kigali-based, Brazil-inspired duo Tapioca "Lagoas de Ruanda". We received a lot of positive feedback on the uniqueness of their sound, so naturally had to return with more of this.

Although the Belgian duo's sound is undeniably influenced by classical Brazilian musicians like Marcos Valle, Simonaland Emilio Santiago, and contemporary artists like Anderson Paak., Mndsgn, and D'Angelo, their music stands out amidst the sonic clutter.

"Sabor Swahili" is the second single from their upcoming LP Samba em Kigali scheduled for release on May 19th via our mates at Jakarta Records. The song is an ode to the many travels Tapioca's singer, Le Tagarel, took to the Swahili coast of Kenya, Tanzania, and Mozambique.

This is easily one of the breeziest and most refreshing pieces of contemporary, yet timeless music you'll find out there.

posted by Ivo
April 2023