Evolving Into The Mainstream | A Review of Ugoccie’s ‘Man on Fire’
Evolving Into The Mainstream
Ugoccie releases 'Man on Fire', a song off her EP, 'A Piece of Me'. Ugoccie’s ‘Man on Fire’ comes as something fresh and refreshing – completely out of the box. Most striking is the realisation that the song kicks off with the narration of a story – storytelling being a vital quality of a traditional entertainer. This attribute of the song makes listening to ‘Man on Fire’ a serious business.
#Music #Highlife #HipHop
Sharaf Band | Kadeed Badanaa Naftaydani
My Life is Full of Tribulations
This fascinating compilation gathers recordings from the Horn of Africa spanning several decades, including pop songs as well as tunes recorded for theatrical plays. Many of the recordings were made in Mogadishu, Hargeisa, or Djibouti. Sharaf Band's "Kadeed Badanaa Naftaydani" was recorded in the 1980s, but it has a groove similar to what trip-hop producers like Massive Attack would be doing.
Beyond Love and Romance
A review of Abudebi Zonjon's 'I've Decided'
What the artist intends to achieve with their music is entirely up to them. It is probable that Abudebi Zonjon set out with the song ‘I’ve Decided’ to transport us to a human condition which we are all too familiar with, especially in this present time; the issue of LOVE.
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Ancient Astronauts | "Zik Zak"
An African musical odyssey
Over three years in the making, ZIK ZAK is an African musical odyssey, featuring some of the freshest talents from nine countries on the mother continent. Tying this remarkable range of artists together are German production team ANCIENT ASTRONAUTS, weaving the vocal talents of the African singers into their distinctive “Boom Dub” sound. Drawing on Hip Hop, Dancehall, Roots Reggae, and Soul.
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Ogene Sounds In The Era of Contemporary Music
Ogene music gains popularity on the Nigerian music scene.
The traditional Ogene music of Southeast Nigeria is making inroads into contemporary music genres.
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The African Spirit Pulsates: 'Crown of Clay'
The lyrics of the awakening African spirit
An unlikely pair of Africa's best contemporary rappers and music producer come together to make a song which in every right is an anthem for today's African spirit.