The marriage of Chinese and African music: Soulway productions and Daara J Family announce the worldwide release of their first single, “Ramata”. This is the first time a Chinese producer works with an African group.
The single “Ramata” is an ode to love and African rhythms and Chinese. A title UJ produced, co-written and performed by Daara J Family. “When the media talk about Africa, they do not show us the beauty of this continent. And I had the chance to meet a Senegalese who became my wife and to discover this beautiful country. I am convinced that it is possible to create a platform for cultural exchanges between Africa and China, “says He Yujia, aka UJ. This famous Chinese producer has written over 200 songs including the official anthem of France pavilion for the 2010 Shanghai World Expo.
“I want to change the image of Africa in China but also that of the Chinese in Africa,” he says.
For this first single UJ worked with the Senegalese band Daara J Family. Again, this is a meeting that is behind the project: “We share a common love for music and wanted both sides, the same things. That is why we went in the studio the night of our first meeting. and we recorded our first musical collaboration, “says UJ.
“Ramata” promises to be a hit. A mixture of hip-hop and R & B heady passing Wolof Chinese and English. A concept album is also in preparation. It will aim to produce tracks with various artists from the African continent.
DOWNLOAD: ‘UJ ft. Daara J Family – Ramata‘ (5.0 MiB, 249 hits)