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NPR Brings ‘Coming 2 America’ to Tiny Desk With Ari Lennox and Nasty C

The duo performed a six-track set from the Coming 2 America soundtrack.

On Wednesday, NPR released the latest episode of the Tiny Desk (Home) Concert Series. This time around was a special occasion, as a celebration of the new Def Jam Africa compilation Rhythms of Zamunda: Music Inspired by Coming 2 America. For the Tiny Desk concert, six artists from four different countries performed their work from the project. View the full performance, and check out the full Rhythms of Zamunda tracklist below.

Nasty C of South Africa teams up with Ari Lennox for “Black and White,” then Locko of Cameroon performs “Magnet.” Rising South African R&B star Ricky Tyler follows up with “Everything,” before Nigerian artist Alpha P blesses the audience with his single “Jiggy Bop.” The setlist closes out with South African DJ/producer Prince Kaybee and Msaki’s “Fetch Your Life” and Togolese duo Toofan’s “Yé Mama.”


Coming 2 America hit the Amazon Prime Video lineup on March 5. The film’s American soundtrack features appearances from Meg thee Stallion, John Legend, Burna Boy, and more.

Stay tuned for further updates from NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series. Rhythms of Zamunda is available for streaming on all digital streaming platforms.

Rhythms of Zamunda: Music Inspired by Coming 2 America – Tracklist

  1. Nasty C – Black and White (Feat. Ari Lennox)
  2. Larry Gaaga & Umuobiligbo – Owo Ni Koko
  3. Locko – Magnet
  4. Tekno – Skeletun
  5. Tellaman – Overdue (Feat. Sha Sha)
  6. Alpha P & TMXO – Jiggy Pop
  7. DJ Arafat – Dosabado
  8. Prince Kaybee – Fetch Your Life (Feat. Msaki)
  9. Tiwa Savage – Dangerous Love (DJ Ganyani Amapiano Radio Edit Remix)
  10. Th&o. – Moya Omubi
  11. Diamond Platnumz – Hallelujah (Feat. Morgan Heritage)
  12. Toofan – Ye Mama (Feat. Fally Ipupa)
  13. Bonj – Ain’t it True
  14. Gemini Major – Loke Loke (Feat. ANATII)
  15. De Mthuda & Njelic – Shesha
  16. Ricky Tyler – Everything

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