How far would you go to make a dream come true?
In December 2018, Zimbabwean pop singer Gemma Griffiths began a 500-day journey across Africa in search of inspiration for her debut album.
Gemma, whose soulful folk/pop sound is complemented by chirpy acoustic tunes and unique vocals, was born in Cape Town, South Africa but has spent most of her life in Harare.
Her and filmmaker Marc Neilson, drove over 24,000 km through 10 different countries, with a studio and all their instruments in the back of their car.
The trip spread over 18 months, where they lived in the vehicle, meeting musicians and connecting with them on the way. This is where Gemma wrote and recorded her upcoming album.
From the impenetrable forest of Bwindi, Uganda, to the Tanzanian mountains, the Mozambican Archipelago islands, and the Namibian desert, this journey of two artists and a vision is nothing short of spectacular and their sound will blow you away.
And now day 500 – is the release of the first track, entitled “Ndinewe”. Filmed in all 10 countries, Ndinewe is an introduction into the journey itself. The Journey that inspired the album.
You will love it!
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