It is true what they say, music really is an international language that crosses territories and brings countless people from different nations of the world so much joy.
As much as I love listening to UK artists, ever since I was a child I have always been fascinated by the music of other cultures. When I was recently introduced therefore to Lucas Lenny & Elhadji Sora and their latest track Kassi Sia I was bowled over at just beautiful it is as a song, but a piece of art which expresses and celebrates some of the special elements of African culture.
With you have a fusion of sounds ranging from Afro-pop to Afro-beat, and what really gives this song a extra level of bliss is the incorporation of the African dialect, because through this song, if you listen carefully and immerse yourself in the music, you will truly appreciate just home beautiful the language is. I would even go as far to say that Lucas Lenny & Elhadji Sora give us all, a introduction to the spirit of Africa, with a track that I could easily see being heard at a carnival but equally on a sunny day where all you want to do is soak up those feel good vibes.
Yes I do love listening to everything from pop music, to indie, to rock and so forth, but there is something about world music and the likes of Lucas Lenny & Elhadji Sora with tracks such as Kassi Sia which add an extra layer of calmness to your day, where you just get lost in the music, as you allow it to take you on a journey of inner peace.
If I could give you one piece of advice, it would be to make sure you check out Kassi Sia because I tell you what it will have an impact on you that encourages you to open your mind to a beautiful world which you wish you had discovered sooner.
Article By Thushara S. Chandrasiri