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Jason Tamba goes solo on "Gethsemane" with album on the way

The Congolese musician and former member of Afro Fiesta takes his world renowned talents solo with a single announcing his debut album Don’t Give Up.

Born in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Jason Tamba, a self-taught musician, has been playing guitar since age seven, when he made his own instrument out of wood and four strings. It was there that he became a singer, songwriter and guitarist for the Afro/Latin/reggae group, Afro Fiesta, who are widely regarded as innovators fusing elements of Afro-jazz, Kwasa-Kwasa, Makossa and hints of Latin music. Since 2008, Jason has been a lead singer, guitarist and touring performer in the Playing For Change Band most notably performing with musical legends in some of PFC’s most popular Songs Around The World videos.

Now, with his infectious smile, compelling story-telling and powerful vocals, Jason embarks on his solo musical journey with a level of passion and soul that transcends boundaries. Gethsemane is the second single from Jason Tamba’s debut album “Don’t Give Up.” This reflective song, sung in Tamba’s native language of Kikongo, “speaks of the last words of Jesus at Mount Gethsemane where he warns of being aware of those who you surround yourself with.” Tamba goes on to explain about the song: “The message is: choose your friends wisely!!”

Tamba’s new single Gethsemane, out today, is released ahead of his highly anticipated solo debut album “Don’t Give Up” out April 8th.

Listen to “Gethsemane” in our Songs of the Week playlist on Spotify and Deezer.

Pre-Order Don’t Give Up out April 8th here.