In South Africa, the Ama Gogela is a large bee known for its strength and ferociousness. Durban trio Phelimuncasi use this avatar as a metaphor for their music. “We believe our music is irresistible, you can’t sleep or chill while it’s playing,” they explain. “The same thing happens when that bee hits you hard. Once it stings you, you can’t manage it, it’s painful. It’s like our songs – once you listen, you can’t stop.”
The album Ama Gogela is released via Nyege Nyege Tapes.