Veteran Luga-flow Rapper Ernest Nsimbi Zamba commonly known as GNL Zamba and his American wife Miriam Tamar have teamed up on a powerful soul-searching tune dubbed ‘Searching’ in which they are looking for love and hope during these tumultuous and unprecedented times brought about by the Covid-pandemic.
The duo known as ‘Nsimbi’ has worked together for a long time on music projects despite being husband and wife. The two met about five years ago in Kampala and immediately connected as they shared different aspects of their lives and careers.
Although it was not till later in 2018 that they met again in the United States of America where Zamba had been contracted for a Hollywood movie role alongside celebrated music Icon Lee Campbell, that their relationship blossomed into s strong love affair. The two love birds later tied the knot at the Cielo Farms Vineyard in Malibu California.
The timing of the release of ‘Searching’ couldn’t have been better as Zamba himself, just like many others, has been going through a period of soul-searching with rumours of a split with Tamar making rounds in some sections of the media though he strongly refuted them.
Some of the issues that were reported to have caused problems for the couple were disagreements on whether they could live in the States or Uganda in the future. However, in this project under Nsimbi Music Infinity, they offer some clues as to how they are resolving these issues and looking for answers to the many unanswered questions from the fans.
Zamba who is well known for his Luga-flow music with hits like ‘Kikankane’,’Ani Yali Amanyi’ and ‘Sesetula’ among others under Baboon Forest Entertainment, teams up with his wife to form the cross-cultural musical duo Nsimbi that is building on the acoustic sounds and indigenous instruments of Africa which blends contemporary elements of hip-hop and spoken word with Western songwriting techniques.
The song “Searching” is a new single according to the duo which “speaks to this tumultuous moment, when so many of us are searching for grounding, stability, meaning, connection and love”.
Their dynamic style embraces the beauty of dialogue and human connection through music and bridges cultures with lyrics in English, Swahili, Luganda and Lingala.
In the visuals for ‘Searching’ directed by Zamba himself, it is clear the couple is looking for something deeper in their hearts, some kind of connection the missing puzzle in the jigsaw. They employ the use of a telescope as imagery to symbolize that one thing they are longing for – someone somewhere, something; in the distant unknown world across the horizon.
Not so many people know Tamar in the music circles but she is described as a Fusion vocalist and songwriter who creates empowering ‘sound scapes’ that journey through the vibrant rhythms of global culture.
“Her mix of genres reflects her years of jazz & pop influenced by world travels and the communities she’s lived within, including five years spent in Uganda developing peace education curriculum to rebuild the lives of post-conflict children, in addition to collaborating with artists from different regions of the country”.
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