“The appearance of an African woman can stir uproar among nations,” as they say. Nobody says that, I just made it up, but it’s quite accurate in this case, as Dawit, a humble Dakar Senegalese born and currently residing in New York, has in some way admitted in his latest release, “Wonderful.”
Dawit is a musician that freely explores several musical styles, sitting at the crossroads of conscious reggae, hip hop, and acoustic jams. His songs promote themes of harmony, personal growth, feminism, positive relationships, and social justice.
While visiting his homeland of Senegal, he was taken aback by the charm and beauty of the local women. His newest single, “Wonderful,” is the product of an emotion he had at the time that he simply had to express via music.
Dawit’s soothing voice, alluring falsettos, and beautiful harmonies transport listeners to the West African setting of his story. Dawit’s American accent shines through as he rides the warm and percussive groove brilliantly crafted by Ghanaian Afrobeat producer Cobby Dollar, giving the single an eclectic feel.
Dawit’s singing has a soaring quality to it. No matter how many times you’ve heard it, this is the kind of song that has the power to brighten your day and bring you closer to a more hopeful place, like a ray of warm sunshine on a gloomy day.