Gemma Griffiths Releases A Girl From Harare EP


Gemma has released her sophomore project 'A Girl From Harare'. The project follows Pamwe EP which she released last year around the same time and the music continues to speak of her journey across the continent & the introspective journey that came with it. It was preceded by the singles, Ava which had a great reception & Kwale and today Gemma dropped the video for the track 'Don't Worry' along with the project. The video is still exclusive to Trace Mziki but it will drop on YouTube Monday 31 January.

A GIRL FROM HARARE. One of my favorite things about writing this EP had to be the moments of clarity. I wanted to tell some of the stories that stuck with me during the process. Stories of people I connected with, of places I experienced, of dreams I was having. Stories of nostalgia and expectations, of mistakes and of victories. In the moments of clarity before I wrote them down, I would just be with them. Just me and the stories. And now, on Friday, it will be us and the stories. You and me, and the stories will be told.

According to Gemma, the 9 track EP was written and recorded on a journey of over 500 days, through 10 different countries across the African continent. In a Landrover Defender, Gemma and film-maker Marc Neilson started an epic adventure which began in Cape Town, South Africa and included a trek through the Namibian desert, Mozambique’s Quirimba Archipelago as well as the East African coastline passing through Uganda’s Bwindi impenetrable forest.

'A Girl From Harare' is a collection of stories Gemma lived along the way. It’s also a reflection of the lessons she carried with her from her home, Zimbabwe. Gemma expressed pride in her latest project, highlighting how she loved discovering the continent and herself along the way. 

The EP has production from some the best producers Zimbabwe has to offer. Murphy Cubic and DJ Tamuka have production on several tracks while for most of the project Gemma reunited with longtime collaborator, Charlie Kay who produced her debut EP Pamwe.


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