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LISTEN: SERRO’s sensational first album ‘Kuwe’ sums up everything we love about afro fusion

Kenya’s growing female sensation SERRO hits a career milestone with the release of her first album – Kuwe.

A Zulu word translating to “For You”, Kuwe comes 4 years after the singer debuted her single Rongai (2016). In the 14-track album, Serro not only displays her vocal growth but also vulnerability by sharing her journey through music and life.

A comprehensive album that employs a variety of languages including Luo, Kikuyu, Giriama, Swahili, Zulu, and English, ‘Kuwe’ holds ballads, serenades, where she explores the misgivings of love and life. Serro flaunts her musical diverse musicality in the album with fusions of neo-soul in ‘Aheri’, ‘Okello’, ‘Kuwe’, ‘Asante’, Reggae in ‘Hey Baby’, Benga sounds in ‘Kasyoki’, Pop in ‘Ya Dunia’ and much more.

Speaking about the album, Serro says, “I hope that my listeners connect with the music because I believe we’ve all gone through an experience or two that I shared in the album. She added, “I think this would be a good playlist to ponder upon, now that we have more time to connect with ourselves and others during the lockdown.”

From the album art to lyrics, Serro is paradoxically seen as fierce yet calm, playful yet mature and graceful through her ups and downs. For anyone who enjoys compositions that tell a story, ‘Kuwe’ delivers that in plenty.She worked with a great professionals including Mutoriah who co-composed and produced the project.

For the past 4 years, Serro has been releasing singles that continue to grow her popularity in the entertainment industry. Through her electric live performances, she continuously woos Kenya as a top performer. The ‘Kuwe’ release marks the beginning of the next phase of her career, which includes an ambitious regional takeover.

This article was first posted on Mdundo.

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