Destination | Diana Nduba
I’m impatiently waiting for her album, which I can buy, to drop. Here’s a write up by my EDM expert brother that says all this better.
It’s been a while since I blogged about this very talented lady. She takes her time releasing new singles, each one always as good or better than the last.
In this track, she takes us on a journey, her falsetto casually drifting and driving us over a sultry Ricky Suede beat (I find it unfortunate that i don’t know anything about this mysterious producer).
That middle interlude where the beat drops out and her layered voice takes center stage over the airy chord progression is absolutely stunning, only matched by the surprising (but very welcome) introduction of the all-familiar skittery drum & bass for the final third of the song. Took me back in time.
This song is a trip into the past, a reflection of the present and an aural glimpse into the future for Diana Nduba as one of Kenya’s finest.
We can’t wait to hear more!
Mind-blowing oil paintings by Austrian/Jewish painter, LUDWIG DEUTSCH, LEON GEROME & RUDOLF ERNST in the late 1800s:The subject, “The Palace Guard” were depictions of North African medieval Muslims, THE MOORS, who settled in & ruled Northern Africa and invaded and conquered many parts of what we would now consider “Southern Europe (Spain, Portugal, France & Southern Italy-ala Sicily)” for nearly 800 years, from as early as the 7th to the 15th century. Their profound, cultural legacy, influence & what they left behind( Such as the great monuments, the Alhambra and the Mezquita) is evident on modern day spanish architecture, art, music and traditions. All but ignored now largely by both Arab and European world history, The Moors played a significant role during the shaping of prehistory in their early settlement.