Category: Music

Musical Ambassador, Louis Armstrong and Africa: the Triumph and Tragedy

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 Nile Project: A Rich Tributary Flowing Through the World of Music

‘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 Praise of the Afrobeat-Soca Collaboration

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”.