There's a new duo on the block

Pioneering a new genre of music called urban shambo, Bicasi is ready to share their musical talents.

05 April 2019 | Art and Entertainment

Sam-E Lee Jones and Gazza (combination deadly). Exit and Mushe. Mappz and Quondja. Kapana and salsa salad. Do you have space on your mantlepiece for another tag team? No? Well make some. Bicasi consisting of Casi and Bee have officially thrown their hat in the ring.

The duo digitally released their debut album Re-Ignition mid-February this year and promises to accompany the songs with stunning visuals. “We decided to first release the album online because even though we have been making music for years now, we consider ourselves as upcoming artists and we wanted to test the waters. The album did well online so we printed a few copies after a few weeks which are now sold out,” said Casi.

They describe their genre as a fusion of traditional Oshiwambo music, kwaito and hip-hop. Explaining why they chose to call their album, Re-Ignition, Casi shared that they have been making music since 2013 but took a hiatus from this but, have now finally found the courage to make music again. “Re-Ignition is not even an English word. We just felt like we were at a point in our lives where we needed to ignite that music-making spark again so we decided to call it that,” said Casi.

Bee told tjil that he is very proud that they have finally released a fully-fledged body of work and he believes the music is going to impact people in a positive way. “I do not know if it is part of the industry but every time it seemed like we were about to blow up, something always happened to set us back. Fortunately this time around it worked out and we dropped our debut,” said Bee, adding that, it is for this reason the album has 19 tracks.

“We had to include a lot of songs that we have been working on for so many years,” added Casi.

Casi also mentioned that another reason that has delayed their first album is that they are both teachers by profession and had to figure out a way to present their music without compromising their profession. “This album really took long for various reasons. Because we are both teachers, to some it seemed inappropriate to be on stage and then be in the classrooms again. That is one reason we chose to create our own genre because genres like hip-hop and kwaito have negative stereotypes,” said Casi.


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