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PJ Morton drops star-studded album 'Cape Town to Cairo' featuring Fireboy DML, Mádé Kuti, Asa & More

PJ Morton has released his Cape Town to Cairo album which was created during a 30-Day journey across Africa, the album features several African superstar including Fireboy DML, Mádé Kuti, Asa, Ndabo Zulu, and Soweto Spiritual Singer.

PJ Morton’s new album takes listeners on a musical journey from Cape Town to Cairo. Created during a 30-day trip across Africa, this project is Morton’s own Graceland. The five-time GRAMMY winner has crafted an unparalleled experience with this release.

PJ Morton says, “I wanted to capture the emotions I felt while I was on the continent, so I made a promise that I wouldn’t write anything before I arrived in Africa, and I wouldn’t write anything after I left– I ended up recording all my vocals before I left too. It really was an experiment in trusting my instincts. I have the ability to overthink as many of us do, so I wanted to spark something that had real stakes. What ended up happening was that all of my raw thoughts and influences came out all at once. There’s of course R&B and soul, but there’s also gospel in songs like ‘Simunye,’ pop in ‘Count On Me,’ jazz on ‘All The Dreamers,’ all combined with the inspiration of Africa. We didn’t have the luxury of time to police which genres would fit where, and the origins of all this music started in Africa anyway. Cape Town to Cairo is the diaspora in music form, done my way.”

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