African Music Forum https://amf.didiermary.fr Community for Lovers of African Musics Sat, 11 Jul 2020 13:42:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.2 https://amf.didiermary.fr/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/cropped-climax-32x32.jpg African Music Forum https://amf.didiermary.fr 32 32 Mulatu Astatke & Black Jesus Experience – To Know Without Knowing https://amf.didiermary.fr/mulatu-astatke-black-jesus-experience-to-know-without-knowing/ https://amf.didiermary.fr/mulatu-astatke-black-jesus-experience-to-know-without-knowing/#respond Didier J. MARY]]> Sat, 11 Jul 2020 13:34:41 +0000 https://amf.didiermary.fr/?p=9924 To Know Without Knowing by Mulatu Astatke & Black Jesus Experience The legendary Mulatu Astatke blends his Ethio-jazz with the Melbourne-based group Black Jesus Experience’s grooves on the new 9-track album, To Know Without Knowing Kulun Mankwaleshi

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The legendary Mulatu Astatke blends his Ethio-jazz with the Melbourne-based group Black Jesus Experience’s grooves on the new 9-track album, To Know Without Knowing

Kulun Mankwaleshi

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Les Mamans du Congo & RROBIN – Boum https://amf.didiermary.fr/mamans-congo-rrobin-boum/ https://amf.didiermary.fr/mamans-congo-rrobin-boum/#respond Didier J. MARY]]> Fri, 10 Jul 2020 14:27:08 +0000 https://amf.didiermary.fr/?p=9916 « Chanter pour émanciper la femme africaine et révéler au monde le matrimoine culturel congolais. L’émancipation des femmes va de pair avec la tradition. Il faut la connaître pour la moderniser, et ainsi être sur le même pied d’égalité avec les hommes ! »

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« Chanter pour émanciper la femme africaine et révéler au monde le matrimoine culturel congolais. L’émancipation des femmes va de pair avec la tradition. Il faut la connaître pour la moderniser, et ainsi être sur le même pied d’égalité avec les hommes ! »

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Extra Soul Perception https://amf.didiermary.fr/extra-soul-perception/ https://amf.didiermary.fr/extra-soul-perception/#respond Didier J. MARY]]> Fri, 26 Jun 2020 19:09:25 +0000 https://amf.didiermary.fr/?p=9905 In November 2019, eight artists from Kenya, Uganda and the UK spent a week in Nairobi together making an album exploring new tangents in soul music. The group, collectively known as Extra Soul Perception, is made up of Faizal Mostrixx (Ug), Hibotep (Ug), K15 (UK), Karun (Ke), Labdi (Ke), Lex Amor (UK), Lynda Dawn (UK) […]

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In November 2019, eight artists from Kenya, Uganda and the UK spent a week in Nairobi together making an album exploring new tangents in soul music. The group, collectively known as Extra Soul Perception, is made up of Faizal Mostrixx (Ug), Hibotep (Ug), K15 (UK), Karun (Ke), Labdi (Ke), Lex Amor (UK), Lynda Dawn (UK) and Maxwell Owen (UK).

The EP New Tangents In Kampala, London & Nairobi Vol. 1 is due to be released soon.

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Jupiter & Okwess – Na Kozonga https://amf.didiermary.fr/jupiter-okwess-na-kozonga/ https://amf.didiermary.fr/jupiter-okwess-na-kozonga/#respond Didier J. MARY]]> Wed, 24 Jun 2020 15:31:20 +0000 https://amf.didiermary.fr/?p=9882 Na Konzonga comes from the Lingala word meaning “I’m returning”. After having travelled the world and seen so much, Jupiter returns among his family, “In Afrika”. But this journey becomes more metaphysical than a simple visit… First single from Jupiter & Okwess’ upcoming album (2021?). Plenty of spirits, some German “lyrics” and Mamy Wata!

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Na Konzonga comes from the Lingala word meaning “I’m returning”. After having travelled the world and seen so much, Jupiter returns among his family, “In Afrika”. But this journey becomes more metaphysical than a simple visit…

First single from Jupiter & Okwess’ upcoming album (2021?).

Plenty of spirits, some German “lyrics” and Mamy Wata!

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DJ Cuppy Feat. Tunji Oyelana – I Love My Country https://amf.didiermary.fr/wole-soyinka-djcuppy-tunji-oyelana-love-my-country/ https://amf.didiermary.fr/wole-soyinka-djcuppy-tunji-oyelana-love-my-country/#respond Didier J. MARY]]> Tue, 23 Jun 2020 19:53:46 +0000 https://amf.didiermary.fr/?p=9870 Did you know that Nobel prize winner Wole Soyinka released socio-political critique songs? The so-called “self-made and hard-working” DJ Cuppy released this song for her debut single in 2013. This is in fact a remix of “Etike Revo Wetin” composed by Soyinka and Tunji Oyelana, side B on the sarcastic Unlimited Liability Company LP, released […]

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Did you know that Nobel prize winner Wole Soyinka released socio-political critique songs?

The so-called “self-made and hard-working” DJ Cuppy released this song for her debut single in 2013.

This is in fact a remix of “Etike Revo Wetin” composed by Soyinka and Tunji Oyelana, side B on the sarcastic Unlimited Liability Company LP, released in 1983 by Soyinka’s production company, Ewuro Productions.

Wole Soyinka - Unlimited Liability Company

In this my nation, all is free // to starve to death, you don’t need a fee.

Wole Soyinka (Nobel, 1986)

The original record became a commercial success in Nigeria, in the 1980s.

Read more on Africa is a Country.

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K. Frimpong backed by Vis​-​A​-​Vis https://amf.didiermary.fr/k-frimpong-backed-vis-a-vis/ https://amf.didiermary.fr/k-frimpong-backed-vis-a-vis/#respond Didier J. MARY]]> Fri, 19 Jun 2020 22:02:29 +0000 https://amf.didiermary.fr/?p=9857 A classic and essential HiLife & AfroFunk album from one of the greatest Ghanaian singer and composer, reissued for the First time !The legendary K. Fimpong’s fantastic rare album was recorded in 1978 at Ghana Films Studio in Accra . K. Frimpong backed by Vis-A-Vis by K. Frimpong with Vis-A-Vis Via Bandcamp.

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A classic and essential HiLife & AfroFunk album from one of the greatest Ghanaian singer and composer, reissued for the First time !
The legendary K. Fimpong’s fantastic rare album was recorded in 1978 at Ghana Films Studio in Accra .

Via Bandcamp.

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Oumou Sangaré – Saa Magni https://amf.didiermary.fr/oumou-sangare-saa-magni/ https://amf.didiermary.fr/oumou-sangare-saa-magni/#respond Didier J. MARY]]> Fri, 19 Jun 2020 17:49:17 +0000 https://amf.didiermary.fr/?p=9863 From Oumou’s new album “Acoustic”, to be released in August. Saa Magni = Love is so Strong

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From Oumou’s new album “Acoustic”, to be released in August.

Saa Magni = Love is so Strong

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Sharhabil Ahmed – Argos Farfish / Zulum Aldunya https://amf.didiermary.fr/sharhabil-ahmed-argos-farfish-zulum-aldunya/ https://amf.didiermary.fr/sharhabil-ahmed-argos-farfish-zulum-aldunya/#respond Didier J. MARY]]> Fri, 19 Jun 2020 17:21:54 +0000 https://amf.didiermary.fr/?p=9853 Preorder on Bandcamp a new release of Sharhabil Ahmed’s music, also known as the “King of Sudanese Jazz”.

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Preorder on Bandcamp a new release of Sharhabil Ahmed’s music, also known as the “King of Sudanese Jazz”.

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Philippe Cohen Solal – Afro Bolero Feat. Angelique Kidjo & Mo Laudi https://amf.didiermary.fr/philippe-cohen-solal-afro-bolero-angelique-kidjo-mo-laudi/ https://amf.didiermary.fr/philippe-cohen-solal-afro-bolero-angelique-kidjo-mo-laudi/#respond Didier J. MARY]]> Thu, 18 Jun 2020 14:37:09 +0000 https://amf.didiermary.fr/?p=9827 Un échange entre plusieurs voix d’artistes africains (le congolais Flamme Kapaya à la guitare, feu le camerounais Hilaire Penda à la basse, la béninoise Angélique Kidjo au chant, et le producteur, chanteur DJ d’Afrique du Sud Mo Laudi au micro) réunis pour la danse et la célébration de cette œuvre du patrimoine mondial.L’hymne le plus […]

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Un échange entre plusieurs voix d’artistes africains (le congolais Flamme Kapaya à la guitare, feu le camerounais Hilaire Penda à la basse, la béninoise Angélique Kidjo au chant, et le producteur, chanteur DJ d’Afrique du Sud Mo Laudi au micro) réunis pour la danse et la célébration de cette œuvre du patrimoine mondial.
L’hymne le plus populaire de la musique classique revisité en mode Afro Pop pour les foules du monde entier.

Radio edit

Extended version

Batuk Remix

Daniel Haaksman Remix

Poté Remix

In the beginning was the rhythm. I must admit that initially, I had no intention of being inspired by Ravel’s Bolero more than by its rhythmic figure, these famous two measures of ostinatos repeated 169 times on snare drum. As often, I like to confront a secular rhythm with electronic music 2.0 in order to blur the dance floors. When Mo Laudi, a Paris-based South African DJ, joined me in the studio, he delivered a great rap full of positive energy and geopolitical rhymes, from Patrice Lumumba to Biko and from Congo to São Paolo.

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Aisha Kandisha’s Jarring Effect – Fin Roh https://amf.didiermary.fr/aisha-kandishas-jarring-effect-fin-roh/ https://amf.didiermary.fr/aisha-kandishas-jarring-effect-fin-roh/#respond Didier J. MARY]]> Thu, 18 Jun 2020 14:12:14 +0000 https://amf.didiermary.fr/?p=9763 From album Shabeesation (full album behind the link).Recorded through several sessions in 1991 and 1992, in Casablanca, and later gone through Bill Laswell’s studio in 1993.Vocals by Umar Bin Hassan of the Last Poets.

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From album Shabeesation (full album behind the link).
Recorded through several sessions in 1991 and 1992, in Casablanca, and later gone through Bill Laswell’s studio in 1993.
Vocals by Umar Bin Hassan of the Last Poets.

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