Gallo Music Dives Into Atmos Pool with Heritage Month Playlist

Gallo Music is celebrating Heritage Month with the release of a special 4-track Dolby Atmos EP titled iKhaya from the illustrious, 5-time Grammy award-winning Iscathamiya group, Ladysmith Black Mambazo. This release sees old and new given an updated surround sound treatment using Dolby Atmos technology.

The EP track-list includes: ‘Nomathemba (1973)’, ‘Uthando’ (1974), ‘Aykh’ Indaw’ Enjengekhaya’ (1993) and ‘Wawukhona Yini E New York’, the last two also recently having been reworked by German producer Henrik Schwarz, as part of the Gallo Remixed project.

“Dolby Atmos is a revolutionary, immersive audio experience that enables artists to mix music so the sound comes from all around and from above.” – Apple

Listen to Ikhaya on this link:

Ikhaya Nothando:

iKhaya forms part of the label’s concerted effort to bring its South Africa’s music legacy into the digital age. It’s a legacy that Apple Music itself has mined this Heritage month on Amaqhawe, a playlist of Mzansi’s Greatest Hits that features the most impactful and memorable South African music icons in recent memory – think Slave (Lucky Dube), Hello My Baby (Ladysmith Black Mambazo), Zandisile (Simphiwe Dana), Burnout (Sipho ‘Hotstix’ Mabuse), Whispers in the Deep (Stimela), Magumede (Dorothy Masuka), Zabalaza (Thandiswa) and many more that have been drawn from the Gallo Music collection.

Stream the playlists here:

From Apple Music

The handiwork of South Africa’s biggest most impactful musical icons is woven into the fabric of South African culture, and each sonic thread draws connections between our heritage and our future. Whether political or personal, contemplative or celebratory, with each of these tracks, South Africa’s musical heroes capture the country’s unique spirit—and its diversity. From kwaito, maskandi, hip-hop, and alt-rock to Afro-pop, jazz, and R&B, this is the definitive South African songbook, bringing together the traditional, the classic and the contemporary. Hear something that resonates with you?

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Amaqhawe Apple Music:
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Gallo Music:
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