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The Soul Train 17

The 2017 Soul Train Awards are set to air on November 26th,and that would be the annual celebration, which recognizes the best in soul, R&B and hip-hop. Today we are featuring some …..
tracklist
Lecrae – Can’t Stop Me Now (Destination)
Fantasia – I Made It (ft. Tye Tribbett)
Kirk Franklin – My World Needs You (feat. Sarah Reeves, Tasha Cobbs & Tamela Mann)
CeCe Winans – Never Have To Be Alone
Solange – Cranes in The Sky
Kehlani – Distraction
Mary J. Blige – Thick Of It
Fantasia – Sleeping With The One I Love
Beyonce – Sorry
Drake – Fake Love
Rae Sremmurd – Black Beatles ft. Gucci Mane
Bruno Mars – 24K Magic
Migos – Bad and Boujee ft Lil Uzi Vert
The Weeknd – Starboy ft. Daft Punk
Jazmine Sullivan X Bryson Tiller – Insecure
Mary J. Blige ft Kanye West – Love Yourself
Solange – Don’t Touch My Hair
SZA – Love Galore ft. Travis Scott
Chris Brown – Party ft. Gucci Mane, Usher
Bruno Mars – Thats What I Like
Childish Gambino – Redbone
DJ Khaled – Wild Thoughts ft. Rihanna, Bryson Tiller
Khalid – Location

Jazz, Jazz, Jazz #2

Another selection of jazz classics, featuring Toots Thielemans , Chet Baker, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaugh, Thelonious Monk amongst others.

tracklist
Chris Connor – I Get a Kick Out of You
Tommy Flanagan – Willow Weep for Me
Toots Thielemans – I Loves You Porgy
Chet Baker – These Foolish Things
Billie Holiday – Body and Soul
Hank Jones – Have You Met Miss Jones ?
Nancy Wilson – The Nearness of You –
Jimmy Raney – Stella By Starlight
Jim Hall – Skylark
The Andrews Sisters – In the Mood
The Double Six – Tickle Toe
George Shearing – East of the Sun
Sarah Vaughan – Pennies from Haven
John Lewis & Bill Perkins – I Should Care
Mundell Lowe – Speak Low
Thelonious Monk – Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Manny Albam – Diga Diga Doo
Bob Derough – Polka Dots and Moonbeams
The Cats & The Fiddle – I Miss You So
Carmen McRae – Exactly Like You

Djanfa Magni – African Scream

Like most modern music in French-speaking West African countries, the music of Benin and Togo was influenced by a few main musical currents: Cuban, Congolese and local traditional music, as well as Chanson Francaise. Additionally, the geographical location of Benin and Togo – sandwiched between Ghana and Nigeria – exposed Beninese and Togolese musicians to Highlife music.
The cultural and spiritual riches of traditional Beninese music had an immense impact on the sound of Benin’s modern music. Benin is the birth place of Vodun (or, as it is known in the West, Voodoo), and some of the rhythms used during traditional rituals – Sakpata, Sato, Agbadja, Tchenkoumé and many others – were fused to Soul and Latin music as early as the mid-1960s and later to Funk.
In the late 60s and early 70s rock and soul music started creeping into the region. In particular, the music of James Brown and Johnny Hallyday became immensely popular with university students. It was then that the music scene in Benin really started to take off.
Compiled by Samy Ben Redjeb ( vinyl) of Various Artists – African Scream Contest: Raw & Psychedelic Afro Sounds From Benin & Togo 70s (2008)

tracklist
Lokonon Andre & Les Volcans – Mi Kple Dogbekpo
Picoby Band
d’Aborney – Mi Ma Kpe Dji
Gabo Brown & Orchestre Poly-Rythmo – It’s a Vanity
El Rego et Ses Commandos – Se Na Min
Napo De Mi Amor et Ses Black Devils – Leki Santchi
T.P. Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou – Gbeti Madjro
Roger Damawuzan – Wait for Me
Ouinsou Corneille & Black Santiago – Vinon So Minsou
Orchestre Super Jheevs des Paillotes – Ye Nan Lon An
Tidiani Kone & Orchestre Poly-Rythmo – Djanfa Magni
Disafric Band – Houiou Djin Nan Zon Aklumon
Le Super Borgou de Parakou – Congolaise Benin Ye
Vincent Ahehehinnou – Ou
c’est lui ou c‘est moi
Les Volcans de la Capitale – Oya Ka Jojo

RIP by Savita Rani

Yesterday’s monologue RIP or Rest In Peace inquiring restlessness in pieces by Savtia Rani, and Satsang Teatro in CRIPA was mature performance on the topic of feminism or life of a women in India.
Savita depicts a wife, who’s sole purpose is to be a devoted wife, and a mother, who’s duty is to be beautiful, fragile … feminine. Yet, the wife decides that she wants, and needs to be more that that, and finds her fulfilment on the day when her husband takes a decision to travel. Her plan succeeds, but along bring disappointments. Although the wife is happy to travel, and learn more about life, she get across as well the ugly tricks of political games of her husband.

Secret Agent

Today’s musical podcast features Tony Allen’s album Secret Agent.
Tony Oladipo Allen (born 1940 in Lagos, Nigeria) is a Nigerian drummer, composer and songwriter who currently lives and works in Paris. His career and life story have been documented in his 2013 autobiography Tony Allen: Master Drummer of Afrobeat, co-written with author/musician Michael E. Veal, who previously wrote a comprehensive biography of Fela Kuti.
As drummer and musical director of Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s band Africa 70 from 1968 to 1979, Allen was one of the primary co-founders of the genre of Afrobeat music. Fela once stated that, “without Tony Allen, there would be no Afrobeat.”[2] He has also been described by Brian Eno as “perhaps the greatest drummer who has ever lived.”

tracklist
Secret Agent
.Ijo
Switch
Celebrate
Ayenlo
Busybody
Pariwo
Nina Lowo
Atuwaba
Alutere
11.Elewon Po

Sustainability with Hemp

Controversial, yet very hot topic on use of hemp or cannabis (marihuana) …was in the spotlight  of today’s interview with Viki Vaurora and Deblina Chowdhury. Fighting with his own illness,  Vicki got across with medicinal properties of cannabis, and amazed by results he dive into the topic. In 2014 The Great Legalization Movement was established, and along with others Viki also initiated Indian Hemp Research Institute which is in process to be supported by Indian government. However both, Deblina and Viki do see sustainability of the country in the use of industrial hemp which versatility could replace many materials , from our homes, clothing, food, to bio plastic, and fuel.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemp
Hemp or industrial hemp (from Old English
hænep) typically found in the northern hemisphere, is a variety of the Cannabis sativa plant species that is grown specifically for the industrial uses of its derived products. It is one of the fastest growing plants and was one of the first plants to be spun into usable fiber 10,000 years ago. It can be refined into a variety of commercial items including paper, textiles, clothing, biodegradable plastics, paint, insulation, biofuel, food, and animal feed.

Although cannabis as a drug and industrial hemp both derive from the species Cannabis sativa and contain the psychoactive component tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), they are distinct strains with unique phytochemical compositions and uses.[6] Hemp has lower concentrations of THC and higher concentrations of cannabidiol (CBD), which decreases or eliminates its psychoactive effects. The legality of industrial hemp varies widely between countries. Some governments regulate the concentration of THC and permit only hemp that is bred with an especially low THC content


Comments: 0 Date: 15 Sep 2017

One Africa Music Fest

On August 19th One Africa Music Fest was going on at the Ford Amphitheater in Coney Island, Brooklyn. Afrobeats lovers came out in full force this year (though in fewer numbers than last year), dressed to a T-shirts and ready to dance for five hours.This year’s mostly Nigerian lineup had a sizable overlap with the three other One Africa Music Fests in the past year for instance, Davido, Tiwa Savage, Flavour, Wale, Timaya, Efya and P-Square are all returnees, and the singer and actor Banky W once again hosted the event. One Africa Music Fest was a welcome celebration of Afrobeats for New Yorkers from Africa and the diaspora. To give you a taste of if, we are featuring some of the performers, with mostly newest pieces, although the audience that weekend was going freenzy on hits.
tracklist
Banky W – Heaven (Susu’s song)
Flavour – Sake of Love (feat. Sarkodie)
Efya – Best In Me
Victoria Kimani – Show
Cassper Nyovest – Tito Mboweni
2Baba – Gaaga Shuffle
Wale – My PYT
Tekno – BE
Timaya Feat. Machel Montano – Shake up
youh bum
Tiwa Savage Key to the City
Flavour – Ada Ada
Psquare – Ejeajo
Falz – Something Light ft. Ycee
Aramide – Bose
Barakah The Prince, Alikiba – Nisamehe
EmmaNyra – Elele ft. Davido
Davido – If
Mr Leo – Je T’aime ft. Hiro

Celebrate Diversity, MaGeba

4th annual GIMC has started yesterday , and will go on for a week, under the highlight of “Let’s Celebrate diversity, celebrate MaGeba”
Gaborone International Music and Culture Week or GIMC is a multi discipline event that celebrates Gaborone City (Gaborone is the capital and largest city of Botswana ) and its residents. GIMC is held every end of August and ends first week of September . GIMC showcases cultural celebrations, comedy, poetry, music festival, fashion, Jazz, Golf day to name a few. Performers are selected from across the region, internationally as well as top local artists. Some of the proceeds from the event are donated to deserving NGO’s especially ones that seek to uplift less fortunate members of the community.

GIMC 2017 is proud to announce the main headline acts as Cassper Nyovest (RSA) , Kirk Whalum (USA), Jonathan Butler, Mr Ibu (Nigeria), Mafikizolo, Riky Rick, Prince Kaybee, Okmalumkoolkat, Dj Bhibho, Tips Shampoo all from South Africa, Master P (Swaziland), Mozaik (Swaziland), Vee, TJ Dema, Barolong Seboni, Trinity Mpho, Lorraine Lionheart, Tefo Paya, Team Distant, Mophato Dance Troupe all from Botswana and many others. In today’s musical edition we give you a glimpse, a taste of how some of the acts would sound like.

tracklist
Cassper Nyovest – Destiny Feat. Goapele
Kirk Whalum – It’s What I Do
Jonathan Butler – Sarah Sarah
Mafikizolo-khona
Riky Rick – SIDLUKOTINI
Prince Kaybee – Beautiful Love
Okmalumkoolkat – Amalobolo
Thabzen Dj Bibo ft FB – Famba Nawena
Master P – Bourbons and Lacs
Mozaik x Kyle Deutsch – Bhejane
Vee Mampeezy – Sele ft Uhuru
Lorraine Lionheart Qoma
Team Distant – Kave Ngoma
Dramaboi – Mosutele
Mapetla – Jorotane
Thabo – Run and Tell
Monique Bingham & Black Coffee – Deep In The Bottom (of Africa)

Libanga

Music industry, as we know it all over the world is falling apart. But Congo is an exception . Congolese musicians has invented “libanga”. They’re not relying on all the complex laws and technology, digital rights management . Use of “libanga” or shout out to rich and powerful people in their songs. For example Eternellement – This simple, poetic love song, “Eternellement,” crooned by megastars Fally Ipupa and Koffi Olomide, is really an open appeal for sponsorship that’s specifically addressed to a man named Laurent Lorenzo.
If the number becomes a hit, Lorenzo — and other elite members of Congolese society — will feel compelled to reciprocate with gifts of money, cars and even houses. So, in one of the poorest countries in the world, the use of “libanga” helps popular musicians to stay afloat.
Following musical podcast features Congolese Rumba pieces, made in “libanga” style.

tracklist
Fally Ipupa – Eternellement
Koffi Olomide – 13ieme Apotre
Fabregas Le Metis Noir – Autopsie
Madilu System – Colonisation
Mbilia Bel – Beyanga
Madilu System – Si
je savais ca
Awilo Longomba – Coupe Bibamba
Moise Mbiye – Lipata Ya Kembo
Mike Kalambay – Azali Se Ye Moko
Ferre Gola – Pakadjuma
Fabregas Le Metis Noir – Greco
Moise Matuta – Toza Pepele
Mbilia Bel – Douceur
Papa Wembe – Penitence
na ngai
Fally Ipupa – 1000%MAWA

Project presentation to the GB

Some project holders made their presentations at Unity Pavilion in the presence of the new Governing Board proceeding the welcoming ceremony.
From Waste Management (using waste material to produce different objects such as chairs, cushions, huts and other things, and also segregating the waste), to Sustainability and Education. The idea is to focus on educating future generations and share our research with the world.

 


Comments: 0 Date: 18 Aug 2017
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