A few days ago, American poet Sunni Patterson, who is also known for her musical skills, shared a new song entitled Ancestor Song.
This is how she described the track:
“Patterned after the hymn, Precious Lord, Ancestor Song pays homage first, to my own personal Ancestors, then to the collective Ancestors that guide, protect, and support our lives. I wanted this track to be as organic as possible, using what was around me…my hands, my ring tapping the mic stand, a spoon and bowl, an orange juice bottle, etc. I knew I needed my god sister, Jew-el, to bless the piece with her magnificent voice, and my dear Baba Egunwale’s prayer (that he just left on my voicemail. lol. Ha! Blessings all around!) to enhance it, as well. I actually recorded this over a year or so ago, and still this isn’t the “final” version, but I was compelled to share it- as it is.”
Click here to listen and download Ancestor Song.
Karamanti has won the August 2018 Akademia Music Award for Best World Beat Song for ‘Be Yourself’! To be distinguished for creative excellence among a crowded playing field is an important achievement. Yet, equally important is the process of sharing this achievement with a broader base of music industry professionals. That is something that Akademia is committed to doing for Karamanti in order to increase her recognition and exposure.
For this purpose, they have prepared a custom press release – an Artist Spotlight – that they will be sharing in the coming weeks with industry contacts outside of the Akademia, including record executives, A&R staff, producers, publishers and many more, all focused on urban genres. Please click link below to view Karamanti’s Artist Spotlight: https://www.theakademia.com/music/rpTBPjH7PSkpB3ZgnGvD.html
Check out ‘Be Yourself’ on YouTube
Download ‘Be Yourself’ here
On Thursday, September 20th, Ziggy Marley will play at The Opera House – 735 Queen Street East – in Toronto, Ontario. This is in support of his newest album, Rebellion Rises, that was released on May 18th.
Tickets, which starts at $45, can be purchased HERE. And if you have not done so as yet, click here to check out the lyric video for Rebellion Rises.
If you haven’t seen it as yet, you have got to check out Janet Jackson’s brand new video for her single “Made For Now,” done with Daddy Yankee. Released only a few days ago, the visuals have already racked up well over 15 million views on YouTube.
Click here or on the image above to watch “Made For Now” and remember to like, comment and share.
The 2018 One Love Poetry Festival will end with a bang, as Aarhus’ is very own Djala Band will close the event.
Djala is a very important tree in the Mandingue culture from West Africa. The tree is used as a traditional medicine and is known for its extreme hardness. The band Djala tries to demonstrate these characteristics and – like the tree – brings medicine to the people in the form of a splendid series of afrophysical music.
The One Love Poetry Festival takes place on Thursday, April 19th at Atlas, located at Vester Allé 15 in Aarhus, Denmark. The event will feature some of the best poets in Europe as well as live acoustic musical performances.
Judith Wambura Mbibo, known by her stage name Lady Jaydee, is a popular Tanzanian singer. She specializes in the R&B, Zouk and Afro Pop genres and is one of the biggest artist in her country. She recently did a collaboration with Jamaica’s Luciano entitled ANAWEZA.
The official video for ANAWEZA was released on March 23rd and it can be streamed HERE.
Coming off the release of her album, with multiple mega hits, and the heels of an European and African Tour; Yemi Alade makes her grand entrance into North America for her very first concert. It kicks off in DC where she will be live with her full Ovasabi Band backing her up.
Date: Friday Aug 4th 2017
Venue: Historic Howard Theater
Address: 620 T St. NW Washington D.C
Show time: 10:00PM – 3:00AM
Support Acts & DJs: DJ Claude | DJ Terry the Hippie | Local Acts
About the Artist
Yemi Eberechi Alade, simply known as Yemi Alade is one of Nigeria/Africa’s top Pop/R&B artistes. Popularly referred to as “Yoruba-Igbo girl” due to her dual origin, Yemi Alade is a multi-talented and multi-lingual artiste who made a huge impact with the release of her mega hit song “Johnny.”
The song became an international smash hit as it dominated music charts in Tanzania, Kenya, Ghana, South Africa, Liberia, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Paris and the United Kingdom, among others, becoming one of the most played songs and watched YouTube videos in African music history. She has cemented herself as the most versatile songstress out of Africa currently.