Rap/Hip Hop

Alostmen – Kologo (2)

Alostmen feat. Villy – Teach Me
Alostmen feat. Yaa Pono – Fauziah

The kologo is a two-stringed traditional lute of Ghana.

The track Fauziah is about a girl by that name who sells a ginger and rice-based drink called Lamugin, popular in the north of Ghana.

Both videos directed and produced by Wanlov The Kubolor.

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Rap/Hip Hop

Alostmen – Kologo

“The kologo is a 2-stringed predecessor of the banjo played by herdsmen/healers in mid-West Africa.”

The first time I heard a Kologo play, was when I met King Ayisoba @ a music conference (probably Babel Med), where he was showcasing with a young Wanlov The Kubolor who’s a guest in the song above.


Rap/Hip Hop

Ms. Cosmo – Baningi

South African hip-hop deejay and producer Ms Cosmo has teamed up with Sho Madjozi, Dee Koala, Nelisiwe Sibiya, in an all-women ensemble for an explosive battle cry for women all over the continent.

“Baningi” borrows its rhythm and verse from famous Zulu battle war cries.