When a South African artist gets to to collaborate with artists from overseas or other parts of Africa it proves just how great they are and that their talent isn’t only recognized locally. It is a fact that SA is the home of many talented musicians, every genre is pushing to be best. Collaborations often sell more than solos, because one song combines two people with a huge fan base and it boost careers of both artists in a big way. So far every artists from abroad that have collaborated with a South African musician has done nothing but give praise to them and their unique talent. It’s always good to raise a South African flag, just to prove to the world that there’s more to the country than they tend to assume.
Black Coffee & Tortured Soul
Featuring the vocals of John-Christian Urich, the leader singer and bassist of Tortured Soul, this blissful tune is as soulful as it gets. The beautiful chords provided by the late Ethan White make this an emotional journey with Black Coffee’s production maintaining the groove throughout. There’s even a remix from Ethan himself, what a talent. The song is titled I Know Whats On Your Mind
Freshly Ground And Shakira
This colloabortion was inspired by the 2010 Fifa World Cup, the song has a title most people dont understand but its one of the dope songs Freshly Ground ever made, they colloaboraedt with A Columbian Singer and songwriter Shakira.
Vusi Mahlasela And Josh Groban
This song was a dedication to the late Nelson Mandela, The voices of these men blend so well together. Josh is from the US.
AKA, Da Les, JR & Burna Boy
The song wormed its way to the charts and clubs all over South Africa. It features Nigerian rapper Burna Boy. The track also features a sample, this time from Jomanda’s ‘Got A Love For You’, a hip-house classic.
Omarion Ft Anatii
The song is titled Tell Me it is was released in December 2016. The song made a huge difference in the rapper’s life, he gained much more recognition overseas and is now working with AKA on an album titled, Be Careful What You Wish For.
Dolly Parton Ft Lady Smith Black Mambazo
This is the classic, the song was released back in 1997 in the US. The song touched many hearts. The song was originally released in the early 60’s performed by pop artist Bob Dylan. Over the years many artists have been performing and recording it with a twist and different vibe. This one thought is the one that got famous, it must have been the collaboration.
Mumford & Sons, Baba Maal, The Very Best & Beatenberg
This collaboration included vocals from Senegalese singer Baba Maal, production from The Very Best and the full troupe of Cape Town band Beatenberg.