Bantu Clan The Tribe Biography

BANTU CLAN THE TRIBE BANDAn indigenous Hip Hop band on a quest to unify cultures, identify Uganda’s sound and expose it to the world, “Brothers Alliance Navigating towards Unity” Bantu Clan The Tribe is at once reminiscent of soothing – groovy conscious Hip Hop, while simultaneously harkening to a heartfelt, down- home charm. The blend of traditional indigenous sounds, western sounds to marry the cultures, authentic rap, melodies and hook-laden, conscious lyrics in more than three native languages from Uganda and Zimbabwe is garnering them notice in East Africa and beyond the borders.The band got its start after the Youth & Hip Hop Uganda boot camp 2013 which was facilitated by Bayimba cultural foundation and funded by the Royal Danish Embassy Danish and Center For Culture Development, Chimey Mc had a passion for unifying and identifying authentic indigenous sounds, Geno Mafeey, LjdAlikaliba, and Byg Ben had the passion for indigenous languages which championed our cause and the existence of Bantu Clan. Byg Ben and Ljd Alikaliba left the rap group and then Chimey Mc scouted out a vocalist Kendie Lava from Zimbabwe who had a unique vocal ability and composing creativity and later a legendary producer/song writer Mukalazi David who has watched Uganda’s music industry grow from 1995 to date believed in their vision and became their official producer/ god father. After a long dialogue about playing live between ChimeyMc and Ernest Otim a talented producer, composer, instrumentalist famously known as the Groove king for his bass solos which are wildly inventive, fervently imitated and transcribed by young musicians all over the world agreed to become their music director and producer then later a church boy, classic drummer and percussionist Odeta was scouted out by ChimeyMc because of his music ear and ability to adjust and improvise to anything or any genre.Mc Twitch a female emcee is the band’s most recent addition. Her vocals and ability to capture the crowd uniquely make her out standing from the female emcees in Uganda was also scouted out by Chimey Mc from the youth and Hip Hop boot camp 2014 further adds to the dynamic quality to the band’s music.They rebranded from Bantu Clan to Bantu Clan the Tribe and now the band is being booked for shows in Uganda and gaining momentum as far as West Africa, South Africa and Europe with their unique brand of “Unifying cultures and identifying indigenous sounds”
BANTU CLAN THE TRIBE BANDBand line up:Chimey Mc – VocalsKendie Lava – VocalsMc Twitch – VocalsGeno Mafeey – VocalsErnest Otim-- Bass guitarMukalazi David- keysOdeta Odex- Classic Drums/percussionist
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