Does anyone know of/ have any recommendations for any songs in Swahili?
Yes!!!!! Here are some of my favorites:
-Anything by Sauti Sol, probably my absolute favorite band out of all these (kuliko jana, nerea, sura yako are my favs)
-Anything by Diamond Platinumz( Utanipenda is my favorite)
-Mungu ibariki Africa (Tanzanian national anthem)
-Anything Alikiba (favs are Mwana and Chekecha Cheketua)
Search for Elani - Hapo Zamani on YouTube. Not sure what 'hapo zamani' means though.
Onthehype25 is right, Sauti Sol is a very good band! A few of my favourite songs by them include: nerea, kuliko jana, sura yako, say yeah, still the one (though this one has a lot of slang). Also check out: Just a way (cover) - Kaberere and Mr Vee; Nikikutazama - Hart the Band; Know you know - Nyashinski; Uliza kiatu - Hart the Band; Sema Milele - Gilad; Unajua - Gilad; Githuri - Mr Googs; Swing swing - Kleptomaniax; Vuta pumzi - Longombas; Enjoy! :)
You should definetely learn Sina Makosa. One of the best songs! When I was in Africa I used to sing it in every town as everyone knew it :)
Lover Boy by Barnaba is wonderful, and it played all the time while I was in Tanzania! There's a playlist on spotify called "tanzania 15/16" which is a good place for beginning to find artists you like!
Oh, I forgot to mention kamatiachini by navy kenzo! Another popular one in Tanzania. Vanessa Mdee is great, and Sweet Mangi is also a fun song!