DJ Tàrico-Burna Boy remix for ‘Yaba Buluku’ puts Mozambican music on the map
A thunderous and attention-grabbing record, Nelson Tivane and Preck’s energetic chants feel better than ever before, bouncing off the song’s electrifying production in seamless perfection. The remix’s big bad, Burna Boy doesn’t miss a beat either, infusing this sought-after version with a flavor no one thought it missed.
He adds: ‘’It was motivational for us to work even harder for Mozambican culture, bearing in mind that it’s not easy to work in the Mozambican market. Goebek came like a God, right when we aspired to internationalize Mozambican music and our image, so we feel very honored that he believed in us’’.
Released back in 2020 as Mozambique’s response to ‘John Vuli Gate’ by Mapara A Jazz, ‘Yaba Buluku’ came off DJ Tàrico’s sophomore album ‘’Moz Piano Vol. 2’’ and quickly become Amapiano’s new poster song following its viral spread on the social app, Tik-Tok; which steered in close to 38 million views for all tags that bore its name.
The official music video for the song also fetched in close to 2 million viewers on YouTube, prompting Nigerian media buff, Geobek to hand the song’s authors an invitation to spearhead his pan-African project ‘’Geobek Standard’’, thus culminating in a remix with Africa’s current hotshot, Burna Boy.
The Yaba Buluku Boys are on to get Mozambique a place in African music’s Hall of Fame and with the renowned Geobek seemingly paving their way, unbridled global success is the only standard.