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Adjiri Odametey | Ekonklo

Adjiri Odametey | Ekonklo

#Music #Afrocentric #KoraMusic

Strong, new impulses from West Africa
A warm, earthy voice is the trademark of West African singer-songwriter Adjiri Odametey. Combining this voice with the sounds of native African instruments, such as the kora (African harp), the balafon (wooden xylophone) and the thumb-pianos kalimba and mbira. His music captivates listeners.

Nilotika Cultural Ensemble | Nyabingi Resurrection

Nilotika Cultural Ensemble | Nyabingi Resurrection

#Culture #Afrocentric #Nyabinghi

East Africa meets East Kingston
Working with Switchstance Recordings, Nilotika have achieved a milestone in musical history: the first ever African Nyabingi recording, which took place at East African Records studio in Kampala, Uganda. The session was captured over two weeks, using local instruments and the full ensemble of around 15 people, including friends and family. The results are extraordinary.

Sophie Lukacs | Falling

Sophie Lukacs | Falling

#Music #Afrocentric #KoraMusic

An amazing blend between African instrumentals and Western singer-songwriter vocals
Sophie Lukacs’ debut single "Falling" is a hypnotic tune, backed by the guitar, the kora – and its fellow Malian instruments the calabash, five-string ngoni bass, and its three-string cousin, the djeli-ngoni – "Falling" features Lukacs' incantatory, almost spoken-word vocals

Ancient Astronauts | "Zik Zak"

Ancient Astronauts | "Zik Zak"

#Music #Afrocentric #Reggae #HipHop

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.

Language = Culture

UbuntuFM Africa | Language = Culture | Maazi Ogbonnaya

#People #Culture #Africa #Afrocentric

Language is a culture
Maazi Ogbonnaya is an academic, writer, and translator of the Igbo language. His work aims at preserving and reviving the language & culture of one of Africa's largest ethnic groups. UbuntuFM reached out to Mr. Ogbonnaya for this exclusive interview. Language is a culture. Culture is people. No one lives without language.