The new single “Tumbler” samples music from various African greats
Popular Rhumba Artist Papa Lando taps Kenyan hit-maker Arrow Bwoy for his latest single “Tumbler.” In the song, the two musicians echo their love for curvy African women. Produced by iLogos music, the tune samples melodies from classic African hits: “Momou” by Franco, “Salome” by Saida Karoli, and Flavour’s “Nwa Baby.” The colourful video was shot by Big Dreams and features picturesque set displays, curvy models, and dancers that spice up the vibe of the video.
Speaking on how the collaboration came to be, Papa Lando said, “We met coincidentally in a studio where we both record and started freestyling to a beat and ended up recording this tune.” He further adds, “I have always been a fan of Arrow Bwoy’s music and I am glad that we finally got to work together.”
“Tumbler’s” release follows other Papa Lando’s collaborations: “Ex” featuring P-Unit’s Gabu and “Pesa Ni Maua” featuring Padi Wubbon. “Tumbler” will be part of Papa Lando’s upcoming album Mbogi ya Rhumba which will adopt a distinct approach to fusing urban rhumba sounds, Swahili, and Lingala.