“Esuubi” – a song for hope and the Ubuntu spirit – is track 2 from Nsimbi Music’s 5-track Infinity EP, and the visuals will astound you.
Nsimbi Music wrote and performed “Esuubi,” a song about hope, community, and the Ubuntu spirit.
Nsimbi is a Ugandan hip-hop pioneer Ernest Nsimbi a.k.a GNL Zamba and an American world fusion artist Miriam Tamar.
On the Infinity EP, released on November 19th, 2021, Nsimbi set out on a mission to create positive. And uplifting art through a celebration of Ugandan/East African sounds.
“Esuubi” is a Luganda word that translates to “Hope.” It is an expression of community strength and resilience, and it encourages open dialogue in conversation so that others are not alone in their suffering.
The second music video from the Infinity EP was shot by Grate Make Films.
“It reminds us that together as humanity, we can be each other’s therapy and source of hope, especially in times when it feels like a hopeless drought,” Nsimbi notes.
According to Nsimbi, “Esuubi” visually incorporates the colors blue, yellow, and red to represent the throat, solar plexus, and root chakras, which are most important in keeping our hope alive.
The scene in which Miriam is dressed in yellow with flower dancers represents the solar plexus chakra of inner will, motivating everyone from another dimension to instinctively feel the vibrations of “Esuubi.”
Nsimbi adds, “When all of our chakras align, we reach our highest potential and transcend time to become infinite.”
Many villagers wear red to represent the root chakra, which connects us to our basic human needs, our connection to our home, and our survival instincts.
Miriam and Ernest Nsimbi wrote the song during the pandemic to lift people’s spirits and vibration.