Monthly Archives: August 2012

Wetin dey Happen?! #6

This Wetin Dey Happen?! Version takes you to DRC, Ghana and Nigeria. At first, a very funny video for Fuse ODG‘s  Azonto track ‘Antenna‘. Fuse ODG started a video-competition and asked people out there to make a video for this track. This one is so far the most creative one. Secondly, listen to some nice Afrobeat by Bantu Crew. Band leader Ade Bantu describes the song as a “feel-good-dance-your-heart-out tune“. And finally “Qui Je Suis” a Dancehall tune from DRC by a newcomer called Kinsha Music, definitely a nice piece.

Fuse ODG  *-*  ‘Antenna

Bantu Crew  *-*  ‘Oya Oya‘ (FREE Download) (H/T: THIS IS AFRICA)

Kinsha Music  *-*  ‘Qui Je Suis(Download here. H/T: Congologie)

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‘Over The Rainbow’ – DJ Micks (Feat. Funeka)

Wow – this is a wonderful visualization of a beautiful song. It is not easy to remix a great classic like ‘Over The Rainbow‘ but Pretoria based DJ Micks did it and he did his job very well. Funeka contributed with her nice vocals. This House song will definitely be played for a long time in the clubs. Enjoy listening: Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high, There’s a land that I heard of, once in a lullaby …

DJ Micks  *-*  ‘Over The Rainbow‘ (Feat. Funeka)

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Africa Express 2012

Imagine a festival with 80 great African musicians and imagine it takes place at several places and now imagine they travel together by train for one week. Welcome to the Africa Express 2012 in UK, probably the most exciting festival of African music of all time. The artists that stage concerts in Middlesbrough, Glasgow, Manchester, Cardiff, Bristol & London, including Amadou & Mariam + Nneka + Spoek Mathambo + Fatoumata Diawara + Rokia Traore + M.anifest + Baloji + Thandiswa Mazwai and many more.

Here you can find more information and the The Guardian has many exclusive articles about the artists and the festival as well as other African art themes.

Here is a selection of five artists that participate in the African Express. Even this small portion suggests which huge diversity the audience can expect:

Amadou & Mariam  *-*  ‘Wily Kataso

Fatoumata Diawara  *-*  ‘Bissa

Nneka  *-*  ‘My Home

Spoek Mathambo  *-*  ‘Control

M.anifest  *-*  ‘Suffer

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Introducing: Addiction

When you hear about twins from Jos (Nigeria) making music, you might think immediately about P-Square. Now, there is a new twins-team from Jos in the Nigerian music business, their name: Addiction. Aaron & Sharon Igho were born in UK but grew up in Jos, where they also attended University, studying Psychology and Political Science. Despite their young professional career, their sound is very mature, as if they have been in the business for long. They are still working on their LP, which will be released this year.

Watch here their recently video (excellent one) for their song ‘Who Be That‘ and here you can also listen to two other great tracks:  Down Low (Feat. BrymO)’ and Don’t Go Funny (Feat. GRIP Boiz)’.

Addiction  *-*  ‘Who Be That

H/T: Not-Just-Ok

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‘Luanda on My Mind’ & ‘Azonto Mix’ Mixtapes by BBRAVE

Big Up to Benjamin Lebrave, founder of Akwaaba Music label, for uploading these two excellent mixtapes. Number one offers sweet Ango House from Luanda and the second mixtape honours the current Azonto craze in Ghana (incl. EL, Sarkodie, Keche). Listen and download these 2 mixtapes for FREE.

Check out his weekly LUNGU LUNGU column at the FADER magazine.

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