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ÔÇÿNombiliÔÇÖ a superb threesome

Mon, 7 October 2013 02:32
by Charmaine Ngatjiheue
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Famaz Attak is a band with its own individualism striving to make a difference with their rather ‘odd’ genre of choice.
Odd in the sense that rarely does a rock band make such an impact in Africa especially amongst the younger people. The award winning boy group has taken that oddness out of the box making even further with what can be summarised as the video of the year thus far.
The song ‘Nombili’ reaches to the heart of the three genres, rock, hip hop and shambo, with Hishishi Papa’s expressive personally finding a compelling according with Dice’s.
It’s the same song performed at the NAMAs this year, only that the video makes everything about this song, a definite front-runner to any competition you may think of.
The diversity of the repertoire on this fascinating song, brilliantly played by Famaz Attak and brilliantly sang by Dice is a triumph. Dice flows through the lyrics, Hishishi Papa’s wailing voice provides cover, whilst Famaz Attak balance the rest.
Shot and directed by Inna Goroh of Nale fame with Maszanga, the video is simple but captivating. Everything almost happens around familiar Windhoek images, with the rooftop somewhere near Shoprite in the CBD.
Goroh is known for his over-emphasis with graphics, but on this one, he shames his critics. They are few sound effects and the colour effects are all natural, blending in with the music.
One would be caught between –“It is the song that makes the video. Or is it?—argument.
The video provides an insight to what the song is about; it’s not all about the rowdiness as rock music is identified to be but there is a message hidden behind the tale.
See for yourself on you-tube or local TV stations.
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