Every now and then, we have the opportunity to be blessed with a fresh new face in the Miami music scene. This post will serve as the introduction to Chanda Mbao, a tri-lingual Zambian investment banker that is making the transition to a music-based career in Miami. The 24 year-old has a fascinating story attached to his debut mixtape, Desiderata, the start to a dream few ever get the chance to chase. Courtesy of The Music Ninja, Desiderata saw the light of day on May 31st, and it has now reached over 10,000 SoundCloud plays and several hundred downloads. Chanda Mbao is a Class-A gentleman whom is fluent in the languages of: English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Bemba and Nyanja (the last two are languages of Zambia). This is hands-down one of the most noteworthy projects we’ve come across for 2013 thus far. The experience you get from Desiderata reminds us of the reason why we love hip-hop music in the first place. One of the standout tracks is “Summer In Brazil”, which is recorded in the magnificent language of Portuguese. This is a man who rightfully deserves your ears, and we can only hope that his fan-base continues to escalate as more listeners are exposed to the content. Make sure you check out the first episode of the empowering mini-documentary of Chanda Mbao right over here.
June 19, 2013