Award-winning artiste Maureen Rutabingwa alias MoRoots released her new single dubbed ‘MyWomanSheCries’ the second song off her upcoming album ‘From the Sun.’
My Woman She Cries is a rallying cry for the country and the world to take a moment and pay attention to the plight of the woman in Uganda first and around the world.
Talking to MTN Pulse’s Don Atungisa, MoRoots said “My hope is that through these words and rhythm women will find their voice to confront the sources of their tears and that every time it plays on the radio or on television, people will open their eyes to the plight of women.”
On what inspired her to write the song…
“As we celebrate women this month, it’s important to note that there has been little movement in the things that affect women. Girls are still dropping out of school because of the absence of Sanitary towels, Mothers still die in childbirth from avoidable causes, domestic violence is still a norm and the women are still registering lower levels of employment than men. And as much as the song isn’t a solution in itself, it’s should serve as a reminder of all the work that needs to be done” she added
The song was produced by MoRoots and directed by Ace Daniels.
Watch video here;
The highly anticipated single “Moonlight” was finally released by the songbird MoRoots off her upcoming debut album ‘From The Sun’. The single titled “Moonlight” is a ballad that Mo describes flawlessly as the perfect mash up of her classical music upbringing, thirst and lust for her funky rhythm. The song is currently receiving massive airplay from top Kampala radio stations including 88.2 Sanyu FM, 94.8 XFM and KFM among others.
Popularly known for songs like Muluyimba, take it all back and Omuka, that have been released to great review, MoRoots’ unique sound has always been a fan favorite whilst she has worked with Qwela and Soul Deep, which explains why Moonlight has been warmly welcomed by music enthusiasts both online and on air.
The song (Moonlight) is written and performed by MoRoots and was produced by renown drummer and producer, Roy “the drum machine” Kasika. The composition samples the intro of “Clair De Lune” composed by Charles Debussy (1905) whilst maintaining a distinct electric neo-funk sound that has become characteristic of MoRoots.
Who is MoRoots?
Born Maureen Rutabingwa, MoRoots is proudly a Ugandan singer, songwriter, composer, saxophonist, classical pianist and a part-time struggling traditional dancer based in London and Kampala, Uganda. MoRoots is the lead vocalist of the “SoulDeep” crew who has earned the admiration and affection of countless fans in Uganda, serving as both inspiration and role model and is now on a mission to take the global’s attention too.
Combining her classical musical training, with her lengthy experience in Jazz and Blues, MoRoots’ genre is self-described as Future-Afro-Soul with its mash up of Funk, RnB, Neo-Soul, Electronic experimentation and a strong influence of African rhythms.
Watch the song video here;
Moonlight is also free for download via the www.morootsmusic.com for a limited time.