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Lean on Him

For those passionate about soul Bill Withers is an Everyman. An airplane mechanic who never played an instrument until he picked up a guitar and decided to teach himself songwriting–and wrote “Ain’t No Sunshine” on on of his first demos out.
A series of retrospective recognitions of Withers’ by his recent induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, continuing with his ‘Master Class’ lecture at ASCAP’s EXPO 2015 and culminating past Thursday, October 1st with a Carnegie Hall Tribute to his music, trying to
recreate Withers’ iconic 1972 concert in the legendary performance space–an immortal moment in live music.
A night that already has some of the most timeless voices of a generation now has a modern jazz giant in Branford Marsalis, a muscular soul man in Anthony Hamilton and a do-it-all dynamo in Jonathan Butler joining D’Angelo, Ledisi, Michael McDonald, Dr. John, Gregory Porter and more at the legendary concert ha

"Bill didn’t start creating music until he was in his 30’s, proving that there is no limit to what you are capable of. One of the things that inspires me the most about Bill is his attention to lyrics and storytelling. It wasn’t about his image, being flashy, or putting on a “show”. For him, it was about the song. No fluff, just pure feeling. It was about connecting. It was about the music. And it is still about the music." Jhene Aiko wrote about Bill Whiters at the occasion of his 77th birthday this year.

Dr. John Such A Night
B.B. King - You're Gonna Miss Me
Bill Withers - Ain't no sunshine (The Total Eclipse Mix)
Ellis & Branford Marsalis - Sweet Lorraine
Bill Withers - Lean On Me
Jonathan Butler More Than Friends
Michael McDonald- I Keep Forgettin
Aloe Blacc - Love Is The Answer
Anthony Hamilton - Charlene
Amos Lee - Arms Of A Woman
Bill Withers - Lovely Day (Sunshine Mix)
Ledisi - Like This
D' Angelo - Lady
Ed Sheeran - Give Me Love [Official Video]
Kathy Mattea - Where've You Been
Bill Withers - Use Me (Live At Carnegie Hall)
Gregory Porter - Liquid Spirit
Keb Mo Better Man
Bill Withers - Grandma's Hands

Pan African Mix#3 MAMA2015

The 2015 MTV Africa Music Awards (aka the Mamas) has occurred on 18th of July in Durban, coinciding with Nelson Mandela‘s birthday.
Best Female: Yemi Alade (Nigeria)
Best Male: Davido (Nigeria)
Best Group: P-Square (Nigeria)
Best New Act Transformed by Absolut: Patoranking (Nigeria)
Best Hip Hop: Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)
Best Collaboration: AKA, Burna Boy, Da LES & JR: “All Eyes On Me” (SA/Nigeria)
Song of the Year: Mavins: “Dorobucci” (Nigeria)
Best Live: Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
Video of the Year: “Nafukwa” – Riky Rick; Director: Adriaan Louw
Best Pop & Alternative: Jeremy Loops (South Africa)
Best Francophone: DJ Arafat (Ivory Coast)
Best Lusophone: Ary (Angola)
Personality of the Year: Trevor Noah (South Africa)
MAMA Evolution: D’Banj (Nigeria)
Best International: Nicki Minaj
Artist of the Decade: P-Square
MTV Base Leadership Award: Saran Kaba Jones & S’Bu Mavundla

Yemi Alade Johnny
Diamond Platnumz
ft. Mr. Flavour – Nana
Ary Não Me Faças Desistir
Diamond Platnumz - Mawazo
Mavins Dorobucci
Yemi Alade Sugar
P Square Ft T.I Ejeajo
D'banj - Knocking On My Door
DJ Arafat - C'est
moi -
Riky Rick - Nafukwa
Jeremy Loops - Down South (feat. Motheo Moleko)
DJ Xclusive Ft Sarkodie & Cassper Nyovest - Cash Only
P Square Taste the Money Testimony
Patoranking - My Woman
ft. Wande Coal
Cassper Nyovest - Phumakim (Official Music Video)
Davido - Dodo


Thursday, 15th of October musical circles will be remembering 'the father' of afrobeat Fela Kuti as his birthday is recognized globally with annual Felabrations honoring the musician’s extraordinary life and career. On Friday 16th London will be hosting its Late at the Library: Felabration! at the atrium of the British Library led by Dele Sosimi and his 16-man afrobeat orchestra. The event will also mark the opening of the British Museum’s West Africa: Word, Symbol, Song exhibition. The celebration will kick-off an eventful weekend at the British Library, where a screening of the documentary Finding Fela will also take place, followed by artist talks from Tony Allen, Dele Sosimi, 2 Face Idibia, and Lemi Ghariokwu – the artist behind some of Fela’s most memorable album covers. In the line up we can find afrobeat trailblazer Tony Allen, 2 Face Idibia, Laura Mvula, Shingai Shoniwa, The Floacist, rapper Afrikan Boy, and many others. following program is a hand picked playlist from the lineup of the coming Felabration. Playlist Afrobeat Ensemble - Oluya Dele Sosimi - Di Bombs Tony Allen with Audrey Gbaguidi au LP47! - Pori Jazz Festival 2012 Dele Sosimi Offers Black Instead of Lima Beans to Goue Tony Allen - Swift (Secret Agent) Laura Mvula - That's Alright Terri Walker - He Loves Me (Yoruba Soul Mix) The Floacist - Forever 2Face Idibia - See Me So Buni Thomas - Free As Bird Wizkid & 2Face Idibia - Dance Go Afrikan Boy - Going For Gold (Dear mama)

Comments: 0 Date: 23 Sep 2015

Pan African Mix#2 African Scream

Continuation of panafricanism story or going global. Featuring some interesting musicians, political activist, fashion icons........ in between from Portugal comes a prodigy producer from Angola - Dj Dotorado Pro, with African Scream, made last year, which it can be also seen with whole animation concept (work of collaboration). FoknBois from Gana are having fun while raping out, and Jidenna pairing with Janelle Monae do the Yoga..... Playlist Marimba D'Africa - Dj Dotorado Black Coffee's Africa rising ft SoulStar - Rock My World Chris Berry & Awa Sangho - Sister River Dotorado Pro - African Scream Lira - Wa Mpaleha Janelle Monae, Jidenna - Yoga Liquideep - Fairytale FOKN Bois - Jesus Is Coming ft Wusuwaah Bisa Kdei - Mansa Petite Noir - MDR Future - Codeine Crazy ELO - Stare MzVee Ft. Wiyaala - Real Woman (Bad Like We) Sarkodie ft Banky W - Pon Di Ting Cassper Nyovest - Mama I Made It ELO feat. FOKN Bois- My Everywhere Nneka - Africans Wanted (Cuppy Remix) Ft Tiwa Savage Ziyon - One I A Million

Comments: 0 Date: 16 Sep 2015

Emergence Trio at AVFF 2015

Auroville Sisters and Emergence Trio (Mishko M'Ba, Krishna McKenzie & Soundar Rajan) performing at the Auroville Film Festival 2015.

Saxophone Saint

John William Coltrane, also known as "Trane" (September 23, 1926 – July 17, 1967), was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Working in the bebop and hard bop idioms early in his career, Coltrane helped pioneer the use of modes in jazz and was later at the forefront of free jazz. He led at least fifty recording sessions during his career, and appeared as a sideman on many albums by other musicians, including trumpeter Miles Davis and pianist Thelonious Monk. As his career progressed, Coltrane and his music took on an increasingly spiritual dimension. Coltrane influenced innumerable musicians, and remains one of the most significant saxophonists in music history. He received many posthumous awards and recognitions, including canonization by the African Orthodox Church as Saint John William Coltrane and a special Pulitzer Prize in 2007. For todays program we chosen one of his famous albums Africa Brass Playlist Max Roach - All Africa Miles Davis Quintet - Airegin Johtn Coltrane - Liberia John Coltrane - Tunji John Coltrane - Africa John Coltrane - Dahomey Dance John Coltrane Dakar Dakar John Coltrane Ogunde John Coltrane - Tanganyika Trust John Coltrane Gold Coast John Coltrane Dial Africa

Comments: 0 Date: 26 Sep 2015

Classic Rap mix

Tigris presents a 54 minutes of classic US rap / hip hop songs like 50 cent-In da club, NWA-Straight outta compton, Notorious BIG-Juicy, NAS-Life's a bitch, etc... Program duration: 54min

Comments: 0 Date: 21 Sep 2015

AVFF and Magnetic Fields

Day 2 of the Auroville Film Festival 2015 was full of screenings and delicious food and people milled about enjoying the festive atmosphere. People even referred to it as having a 'village fair vibe' as everyone got together, talking and laughing and even dancing.

Magnetic Fields, consisting of Ellie and Philippe from Pondicherry, performed live in the evening at the Town Hall Plaza.

You can learn more about them from their website:

Classic rap mix Pt 2

This is the second part of the classic rap mix I made a week before this one, it includes some of the same rappers but also new ones like Rakim and Kurupt as well as other tracks by NAS from the album stillmatic, 2pac Ambitionz as a Ridah, hit em up...
I tried putting an eminem track but there was a problem with the file so it is incomplete but I left it for the lovers.
All of the tracks in this mix are newer classics than the first part except for songs like NAS- Ether and Still DRE...

Altern Pop-Rock with Sic Sixx

Just in case you haven't checked your calendar today, it's Saturday, also known as 'Sic Sixx' day, which means we have a new playlist, this time focusing mostly on alternative pop-rock and indie rock. We hope you enjoy and stay(sic)!

Children of the Revolution (The Violent Femmes)
Spaceman (Population 1)
The Hardest Button to Button (The White Stripes)
Here Comes Your Man (The Pixies)
I Won't Let You Down (Ok Go)
Haters Gonna Hate (Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!)
Reptilia (The Strokes)
Do I Wanna Know? (Arctic Monkeys)
Bad Blood (Supergrass)
Easily (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Stacy's Mom (Fountains of Wayne)
Shine (Collective Soul)

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