In the 1950s and 60s arguably the greatest Jazzman, Louis Armstrong visited several African countries including Ghana and Sierra Leone. Today, 27th April as Sierra Leone celebrates its independence, we look at the great man’s visit with his family of musicians just months before Sierra Leone gained its independence. A trip marked with triumph and tragedy.
The Baia das Gatas Festival is a perfect introduction to the beautiful Island of Cape Verde and runs from 11-14 August
‘The Nile Project’ brings together musicians from all 11 countries (Egypt, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan, South Sudan and Democratic Republic of Congo) through which the great river Nile flows. The musicians combine the rich musical heritage of their homeland with a social message.
In his father’s footsteps…but no longer in his shadow: Vieux Farka Toure steps out What do you do if your father͛s not just good but a legend in his chosen trade or profession? Well,...
Esi-June Mittee Adabunu is half St Lucian/half Ghanian here she looks at how the music from both sides of her heritage, (Soca from the Caribbean and Afrobeat )has given birth to a new and exciting music genre “Afrosoca”.
The title of this article might be deceptive; it might lead you to expect the next generation of young Cape Verdean artists fit to grace the musical airwaves. Well, we’re halfway there. What I’d...