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After taking a small hiatus to work on new material RnB artist Jamilah drops her brand new single Crystal. The track grabs you from the off with an intro of a small child dishing out some emotional chat and then leaps to life with riotous rhythms, sci-fi synths and fierce vocals before getting all smooth and soulful in a groovy change, which on its second go around tails off in melodic loveliness. It’s beautifully produced and is the perfect track to get us out of our long, gloomy Winter hibernation and into more vibrant feels ready for Spring.

Speaking of vibrant, here. Jamilah tells us what her perfect show would look like…

If I had the opportunity to put on my dream show it would be a very special one!!! It will be held on the incredible island of Zanzibar! It’s where my dad is from, my home away from home! Heaven on Earth for me really. An actual island paradise on the East Coast of Africa and it’s the only place in the world that has my heart!
 
The show would be EPIC!! That’s a fact! Epic from start to finish! 
 
It would be held on the sandbank that can only be accessed when the tide is out! Twice a day. So once you arrive, we’ll look after you until the tide heads back out.
 
Arrival: Jet skis will take the guests to the bank. Bigger groups will be transported via Yachts  Once you arrive on the bank, you are greeted with fresh coconuts, mocktails, cocktails and a fruit platter filled with the island’s freshest watermelons, pineapples, strawberries, grapes, bananas and mangos (traditional in Zanzibar). There will also be Maasi Warrior dancers and traditional bands playing the best African anthems enticing you onto the bank when you pull up. Once you’ve had your refreshments, the dancers will teach you the traditional Maasai jumping dance to get you warmed up for the event. 
 
To open the show we’ll have Steve Harvey (my favourite host) cracking jokes and making everyone smile, doing what he does best!! He’ll be hosting the evening with plenty of crowd participation.
 
Acts on the night would be Boys 2 Men, Beyoncé, Shakka, Stormzy, H.E.R, Giveon, Cardi B, Ayra Starr & Me  (can’t not put myself on this epic lineup) hahahaa.
 
Take your seats for the epic shows on either our cosy hammocks or bean bag beds. The choice is yours!!!
 
Between sets, there will be small groups taken out with the scuba crew to visit the beautiful coral reefs and swim with the wild dolphins! (One of the most amazing experiences of my life) If you don’t want to get your hair wet, you can get comfortable by the BBQ with the best spread you’ve ever had!! Spicy chicken, lamb, beef, traditional foods, rice, curry, mandazis, chapatis, or maybe the seafood selection is what you fancy!! The island of Zanzibar has the BEST selection of fresh fish and it’s called ‘The Spice Island’ for a reason!
 
Once your belly is full and your feet aching from The Maasai dance class, snuggle up on your bean bags while the sun sets and the candles are lit as the sun sets. Snuggle up to the sweet sounds of H.E.R. and take in this incredible place!
 
That’s a wrap…back on the jet skis and yachts to the main island and we look forward to you joining us again for the next one.

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