Morley rapper Chisenga needs concertgoers for music video shoot

Chisenga and 80EM.
Chisenga and 80EM.

MORLEY hip-hop artist Chisenga is inviting people to celebrate love in Perth’s multicultural community by taking part in his next music video.

The rapper describes his first single for 2019, titled Give Me Your Loving, as a “mix of hip-hop meets Punjabi and Afro-pop”.

Recorded in his home studio, he said it was inspired by attending a Muslim-owned high school that “did not discriminate or dictate on the fact that I am Christian”.

“They accommodated everybody and this experience helped me develop an affinity for the Indian culture, the people, food and music,” he said.

The single also features singer Sandy Sohal “bringing the Punjabi, Indian influence” and singer and producer Aaron Sonpon, also known as Young Xaviour, with the “African flavour”.

As a celebration of the single release and the birthday of Chisenga’s DJ, 80EM (Arnold Tafadzwa Muza), they will host a free intimate concert in the Four5Nine Bandroom at the Rosemount Hotel from 7pm to 11pm on February 7.

The Triple Threat Thursday event will double as a video shoot for Give Me Your Loving.

“All are welcome – it is a free event to bring people together from the different Perth cultures,” Chisenga said.

“So far it looks like an exciting night.”

Call 0474 505 570 for more information.

Chisenga Gander Katongo was born in Zambia but moved to Perth seven years ago after a stint in LA.

Known as Crisis Mr. Swagger, he was named Zambian Rapper of the Year in 2006, but has recently rebranded back to his African roots, with Chisenga meaning ‘Gift from God’.