MEDIA PRESS RELEASE: This year marks the 30th Independence celebration of Namibia, a country which has gone through a lot of challenges to come this far. One of the great unifiers with a country of so many different ethnic groups, cultures & languages has always been the music. A strong force that connected the Namibian people through the rhythms, vibes and messages in the songs. To look back 30 years – where there was almost no real Namibian music industry – to a now very vibrant and active collection of specially talented and different artists releasing new music every week.
HitRadio Namibia has teamed up with the local musician EES, who has also achieved a great deal in promoting Namibian music outside the border and being one of the artists in Namibia with the most features of local musicians on his whole discography – to compile a special limited edition: the very best of 30 years Namibian Music audio CD, to unite Namibian musicians and promote local music on an international platform.
HitRadio, being a local radio station established in 2012 by Wilfried Hähner – has a very diverse listenership in Namibia and also a great following via online stream in the German-speaking European countries.
The team sat down to hand-picked a selection of well-known local artists – who have really had an impact in the Namibian music industry over the last 3 decades, with the likes of PDK, Matongo Family, EES, Oteya, Lady May, Qonja, Blossom, Sally Boss Madam and Exit & Mushe. But also veteran musicians like Ras Sheehama, Big Ben, Penilane and Hishishi Papa. With great songs of local producers like Araffath, Elvo and K-Boz, but the album also features some of the upcoming stars like the Maszanga, Amazonkies & House Guru Gang.
This is a combination of artists never seen on a compilation before and the Album is a limited-edition cd – which was produced using no plastic for the cover – but only thick paper to make it more eco-friendly and was sponsored partly by Journeys Namibia Group and Tafel Lager.
For everybody interested in getting a copy of this limited edition masterpiece and have it playing during the Namibian independence celebration check out the following stores: Super Spar Maerua Mall Craft Center Windhoek Book Store Wecke & Voigts Made in Namibia Shop or online at: www.eesy-ees.com/shop
Best of 30 Years Namibian Music
Songs: +1 EES - Newwa Hold Us Down
+2 Matongo Family feat. Big Ben - Zemuzue
+3 PDK feat. Blossom - Wanna Love You
+4 Sally Boss Madam - Net So
+5 Penilane feat. EES - Hate Campaign
+6 Maszanga - Nale
+7 Qonja feat. Hishishi Papa - Odidi
+8 Exit & Mushe - Epangelo
+9 Oteya - Loose You
+10 House Guru Gang feat. EES - Bad Neighbors
+11 Lady May - Chokola
+12 EES feat. The Hunta - Sundowner
+13 Blossom - Komuthima Gwomeya
+14 Amazonkies - African Child
+15 Ras Sheehama - Inotila