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Faas Waa

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The upbeat song is influenced by Jamaican Dancehall style, yet with a strong African flavor. “It's basically a love song,” says singer Jilib (Said Bulle). “I sang half of it in Maay Maay and half in English. We Bantus are trying to keep our language alive, since it has only been a spoken language up until recently. 'Faas waa' means 'beautiful' in Maay Maay.” The bridge features MG Man (George Mnyonge) singing in Swahili.

The video again finds founding members Jilib and MG Man collaborating with some dancers featured in prior videos, all who have come to the U.S. as refugees from several war-torn African nations. A2VT perform at schools and festivals all over New England and will be headlining the Colcheco Arts Festival in Dover, NH on August 17th.

Burlington, Vermont based African musical group A2VT debut their latest single with a music video called, “Faas Waa,” on Thursday, March 15th. This is the fifth single and video from the group, who dance and sing in several African languages. A full length album is expected out by late 2018.

Produced with facilities provided by Vermont Community Access Media (VCAM).


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Monday, March 26, 2018