It’s Baru‘s day!
With the release of his highly anticipated fifth studio album, ‘Chwez Funk‘, renowned record producer and sound engineer Baru treated a select few to an intimate evening at Icon Lounge (Forest Mall, Lugogo) last Sunday, January 8th, 2022.
The “Chwez Funk” album listening party was an entertaining evening, hosted by Daniel Omara. Guests got to listen to the project first hand and also interacted with Baru on the inspiration and everything about the LP.
After each track on the album was played, there were Q&A sessions where Baru spoke about the inspiration and art behind each one. There were notable appearances who came out to support Baru were Uncle Mo, Brian Alideki, Timothy Code, Abaasa, CXNRVD, Akeine, Larry, Thee Ninja-C, Naxa, Ruyonga, Matt Travers, among others.
Here are some moments from the event:
Photo Credits: @BaruBeatz
Baru has been dishing out back-to-back projects; and mostly collaborations including one with Prycee Teeba (Lions And Lambs, It Is What It Is), Precious (Magdalene), and hopes to work on more.
While speaking at the listening party, the music genius revealed that creating this sound was something that was sort for new to him and he, therefore, sought to collaborate with fellow music creatives Daddy Cabu and Abaasa.
Describing the project, he termed it as a happy, colorful funky album that samples a bit of this and that; more so in the sounds as it has a blend of South African sounds by singers like Brenda Fassie, and 90’s Hip-hop.
Baru also added that ‘Chwez Funk’ is heavily inspired by the sounds he grew up listening to; and it draws his name from the fact that he believes funk is a sound of the gods and that when he looked around, the closest relation we have had to gods in Uganda were the Bachwezi hence the name ‘Chwez Funk’.
Featured on Chwezi Funk are Julius Ssese, JC Muyonjo, Essie, Paul Mayanja, Tucker HD, Sitenda, and Tonya.
The 11 track LP is now streaming on all major music streaming platforms. Tap in here.