R&B crooner Kenny Lattimore made a major milestone during a recent tour to Africa.
The Washington, DC-bred singer is the first U.S. artist since the late James Brown in 1974 to perform in Zambia this century.
Lattimore, who typically tours Africa twice a year, said he “had a blast” on his recent tour that had him playing to crowds of 20,000 to 30,000 people nightly.
“The most powerful moment was sitting with several Zambian artists encouraging them to continue cultivating their dreams. I am constantly fascinated by how music transcends culture, distance and time. The idea of various generations in a country thousands of miles away from my home being touched by my music is very humbling,” said Lattimore.
The newly-divorced singer – he was the third husband to R&B singer Chante Moore – is currently retooling his forthcoming CD, which was previously called “Back To Cool.” The revamped album will now be called “Being One” and is slated to bow in 2014.
In 2013, Lattimore released a single called “Find A Way” that was a Top 20 single at Urban Adult Contemporary radio.