Grammy award-winning music group Morgan Heritage has shared “Bambulele,” their latest single and released the full tracklisting for their forthcoming album The Homeland, out April 21.
Inspired by GBV (Gender Based Violence) in South Africa, 12-year-old Hector Pieterson and the Soweto Uprising in 1976 – where Black students protested the enforcement of teaching their entire curriculum in Afrikaans, “Bambulele” is a traditional Mbube (a form of Zulu choral hymns) song of mourning.
“Bambulele for us is a call to Africans at home and abroad to unite for the preservation of Mama Africa,” says Morgan Heritage. “Because we can’t allow her to suffer any longer at the hands of wrongdoers.”
Set as the opening track to The Homeland, Morgan Heritage is joined by the Brothers & Sisters Art Organization, a youth group/choir based in Cape Town. They sing the song to comfort themselves, their family, and their friends because of the rising GBV (Gender Based Violence) victims across South Africa.
Stream “Bambulele” ft Brothers & Sisters Art Organization HERE
Next week (April 21), Morgan Heritage will release The Homeland, a star-studded 21-track collection marking a new era for the group as they expand their global reach from the Caribbean to the African Continent and beyond with guest contributions from Popcaan, Youssou N’Dour, Shaggy, Beenie Man, Shatta Wale, Mádé Kuti, and more.
This album is a project of rebirth for the Morgan brothers, built upon a lineage that has lasted decades and one that will continue to forge forward. Musically, they take the listener on a journey that not only reminds them of days past but the future ahead.
Listen to “Who Deh Like U” feat Bounty Killer, Cham & Stonebwoy HERE
The Homeland Tracklisting
- Bambulele ft. Brothers & Sisters Art Organization
- Can U Feel It ft. Gentleman & Rophnan
- I’ll Be There ft. Busy Signal & Mádé Kuti
- U Got To (See The World) ft. Edy Kenzo & S’Villa
- Diamond Love ft. Popcaan
- The Homeland ft. Youssou N’Dour
- Positive ft. Shaggy & Beenie Man
- Direct Connect ft Floda Graé
- Just A Number
- Ready ft. Shatta Wale, Jose Chameleone & RJ the DJ
- Heaven ft Krissy Yamagucci & Fayross
- Who Deh Like U ft. Bounty Killer, Cham, & Stonebwoy
- Headline Fi Front Page ft. Jahshii, Rytikal, & I-Octane
- Wacha Nikupende ft. Otile Brown
- Maria ft. Jah Prayzah
- Levels ft. Macky 2 & Ice Queen Cleo
- They Gonna Be Alright
- Remember ft. Alpha Blondy & Capleton
- Afreeca The Future ft. Rocky Dawuni & Lord Alajiman
- I Will Never Forget ft. PRIEL, Raiah, Esh Morgan & Jemere Morgan
- Long To Be Home ft. Eddy Kenzo