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Posts Tagged ‘Wizkid’

Felabration 2017

Fela Anikulapo Kuti would be 79 years old 15th of October, if had he not died from complications of AIDS in 1997. As the inventor of the enduring and influential Afrobeat music style, the composer of an enormous body of music, and one of the bravest political voices in 20th century African music. A powerful new generation of Nigerian musicians has emerged in that time, and the music they now champion has been dubbed “Afrobeats,” an appropriation of the name Fela gave his original sound during its heyday. The youngest artists on the scene today have no direct memory of Fela, though his legacy is impossible to escape. In this program, we hear from current day Nigerians from multiple generations and genres—fuji, juju, hip-hop (Afrobeats) and highlife—on how they remember this musical giant, and how they reckon with his complex and challenging legacy.

tracklist
Skales – Temper ft Burna Boy
WizKid – Sweet Love
Falz – 1, 2, 3 (feat. Oyinkansola)
WizKid Feat. Femi Kuti – Jaiye Jaiye
P-Square-Zombie Ft Jermaine Jackson
Burna Boy – Boom Boom Boom ProdBy LeriQ
Dremo – Fela
Sarkodie – Dumsor
Wierd MC – Palava
Seyi Sodimu – Fela
Tiwa Savage – Fela Interlude
Oritsefemi – Double Wahala
Tekno – Rara
Fela Kuti – Sorrow Tears & Blood
Fela Kuti – Black Man’s cry


Where is the Love?

Holidayas are almost over, and today we are featuring weekend playlist of pan African and global fresh cuts. And as D’Banj in a recent interview said : “African sound and music has always been global, you guys are just catching it up finally…”

tracklist
Ice Prince – Successful
WizKid – Naughty Ride ft. Major Lazer
StoneBwoy – My Name
L-Tido – Thixo [Feat. Aka & Yanga
Toulouse -Reach Out
Rouge – No Strings
Pierre Kwenders – Sexus Plexus Nexus
Meryem Saci- Float
DJ Tunez Ft Adekunle Gold & Del B – My Love
Efya – Until The Dawn
D’banj – It’s Not a Lie [ ft. Wande Coal, Harrysong
Cassper Nyovest ft. Tsepo Tshola – Superman
Niyola – Where Is The Love (feat. Adekunle Gold)
WizKid – African Bad Gyal feat. Chris Brown
Davido – Fall
Ibeyi Stranger Lover
Oumou Sangare – Kamelemba
Maleek Berry – On Fire
Mr Eazi – Short Skirt ft. Tekno, BkChatLDN, Odunsi, Temi, Eddie Kadie, Oyemykke
Ray BLK – Doing Me

He is that DJ that spins all

In this musical edition we are featuring multiple award-winning DJ Spinall(Sodamola Oluseye Desmond ), one of the main forces pushing afrobeats forward from behind the decks .
Earlier this year, Spinall released the excellent album Ten, which has birthed many dance floor hits and which features top-tier collaborations with Mr Eazi, Ice Prince, Sarkodie, Patoranking and more. He’s also recently dropped the massive “Olowo,” alongside Davido and Wande Coal.
And as he says in the interview” I really, really want to take the music around the world, not just in Africa. I want to take the music to Asia; I want to take the music to places that we have Africans at. We have Africans almost in every part of the world.Also, beyond selling my music to Africa, or introducing Africans to the music, I want to introduce the world itself to the music. I’m looking forward to EDM sessions, and sessions in other genres.Basically, I want to push African music but not leave behind the culture. Because I feel like the culture is what lead to the music.”
Dj Spinall is someone who really, really loves music, and he listens to everything. Is a big fan of hip-hop and he really loves R&B. he loves afrobeats, he loves afropop. He loves fuji music, he loves reggae, he loves dancehall. So basically, he is that DJ that spins all. That’s how we came about the name DJ Spinall.

Tribute to Artistic Diversity

From June 24 into autumn, Los Angeles’ Grammy Museum (Grammy Museum at 800 W. Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles) will present an exhibit entitled “Sounds of Africa,” in partnership with the BET Awards, highlighting winners and nominees of both the Grammy and BET Awards. The two influential awards organizations have chosen a lineup of African musical and visual artists to showcase, as a tribute to the artistic diversity and creativity born of the continent.
Those honored include musical star Angelique Kidjo
Malian legend Salif Keita
Nigerian guitar king Sir Victor Uwaif
Congolese rumba icon Tabu Ley Rochereao
Nigerian hip-hop artist Ice Prince
South African singers Mafikizolo
and the quickly rising Nigerian visual artist Laolu Senbanjo (whose body painting features in Beyoncé’s Lemonade).
The exhibit will display, among other things, handwritten lyrics, costumes, and the artists’ rare instruments.

tracklist
Angelique Kidjo – Agolo
Salif Keita – Yamore
Sir Victor Uwaifo – Osalobua Rekpama
Tabu Ley Rochereau – Kelya
Tabu Ley et Mbilia Bel- Shawuri Yako
Rochereau Tabu
Ley – Maze.
Ice Prince -Boss
Davido – The Sound Ft. Uhuru & DJ Buckz __ BmusicTV NGA.
MAFIKIZOLO
ft Uhuru Ma Piano KHONA
Uhuru x Wizkid – Duze
Beyoncé – Sorry


Comments: 0 Date: 28 Jun 2016

15 of 2015

2015 saw many African acts, both new and established to make their mark through focused single releases. And the story of the year was a stack of West African collaborations with high profile American acts – it’s been 12 months of non-stop tunes.

Playlist
Ojuelegba Remix ft. Drake & Skepta
Major League Djz – Slyza Tsotsi
Angelique Kidjo Ft ZZ Ward – VELLY remix Bomba
Franko -Coller La Petite
#Venus – ft Sarkodie (produced by Kuvie)
Mikael Seifu The Lost Drum Beat
Samito -Tiku La Hina
Nneka – My Love, My Love
The Very Best – Let Go
Okzharp – Dear Ribane feat Manthe
Sarkodie – Dumsor
Card On Spokes – On The Low Ft. Okmalumkoolkat & Nonku Phiri
M.anifest – Forget Dem
Young Fathers – Shame


Comments: 0 Date: 27 Dec 2015

Felabration

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 #1 Bridging Gaps

AfrikCan, the first annual celebration of African music, literature, arts, fashion and food will be all about celebration of Africa’s positivity and creativity, including sound, the word, the taste, the look, the philosophy in action, taking place this weekend at NYC, at La Marina. From lineup of musicians we are featuring few songs.

Playlist

Wizkid – Ojuelegba
Les Nubians – Makeda
Wiyaala – Idunne (you alone)
Lira – Ngiyazifela
Young Paris – Nanu – Lotus Flower
Jidenna – Callsic Man
Young Paris – Negus
Oshun – Preeeech
Ayo – Life is Real
Wiyaala – Bunsun (good things)
Lira – Soul in Mind
Wizkid – Show You the Money
Osekre and TheLucky Bastards – Why We Are Here
Ayo – I’m Gonna Dance
Young Paris – Music Factory – Everybody Dance Now
Dj Cuppy -Emini Baller Ft Chidinma, Wizkid, Illbliss, & Suspect
DJ
mOma – Heavy Warmup


Comments: 0 Date: 14 Sep 2015
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