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febrero 29, 2020

Mayra Andrade - Lovely Difficult - 2013

Cape Verde perfectly fulfills its bridge element between Africa, Europe and America. The opening to the sea; the idiomatic connection with the creators of bossa nova or tropicalism, and the ever-present presence of the forgotten continent as a reference of rhythms and nostalgia are the main strengths of Mayra Andrade's music.

Mayra Andrade represents miscegenation turned into a way of life: she was born in Cuba, daughter of Cape Verdean parents, grew up between Senegal, Angola, Germany and Cape Verde, and has lived in Paris since 2002.

In LovelyDifficult, his fourth album, Andrade is ready to leave behind the shadow of the worldmusic to get into fertile pop land with wide international views. The first proof of this comes from the hand of its opening to other languages, listening to it unfold in Portuguese, Cape Verdean, French and English.

Produced in Brighton, England, by Mike Pelanconi, the composition of the three cuts is the responsibility of Mayra herself who has the contributions of Pascal Danaë, Krystle Warren, MárioLúcio, YaëlNaïm, HughColtman, Tété and BenjaminBiolay, thus characterizing each of the pieces and providing them with a greater international aroma.

LovelyDifficult opens the heart of Mayra at various times, such as the appealing song "Weused to callitlove" or "96 days", which oozes melancholy under a jazz structure. It allows us to relive with her her Cape Verdean childhood in "Ilha de Santiago" (her eternal place of vacations) with joy and even summer self-confidence that also presents "Les motsd´amour"; the strange symbiosis between reggae and chanson, as present in this album, as the ballad "Le jour se lève". It builds bridges back and forth to Brazil in "Rosa" and "Trésmininu", to return to briefly rescue the sounds of sub-Saharan Africa in "Téralonji", ending with the beautiful ballad "Meu farol" (dedicated to his mother, Dina Stela) .

The opening to pop and the internationalization of sounds is clear and evident. Listening to his latest album take us to visit the places and common transits of his life and, perhaps, that yearning to grow beyond what one is, beyond the roots that bind a never forgotten past. In LovelyDifficult, Mayra Andrade draws a map of the world that runs from her native Cape Verde to European pop, getting what she calls "tropical pop".

Tracks list:
01. Ténpukibai
02. We used to call it love
03. Build it up
04. Ilha de Santiago
05. Le jour se lève
06. A-mi-n kre-u txeu
07. Rosa
08. 96 days
09. Les motsd´amour
10. Trésmininu
11. Téralonji
12. Simplement
13. Meu farol

febrero 25, 2020

Wanyinna - Okluno

Okluno is a powerful song of liberation. It is a classic African film of feeling and celebration of tone leads on a journey with Wanyinna - a journey stimulating freedom.

Wanyinna Arifeyan known professionally as ?Wanyinna? is a versatile Classical singer with music experience spanning over 15 years. She was privileged to be raised by a musically inclined mother from a very tender age. .

Born and raised in the Delta region of Nigeria, Wanyinna developed her distinct sound from elements of classical, church, and folk music.

She strongly believes she has been called to serve her generation and those to come through music and the Arts. She has been featured in several concerts and performances across Nigeria. In 2016, she was on a tour of African Classical music with the UK based Multi-talented Organist, Classical & Jazz Composer- NiranObasa.

Wanyinna is also a Finance professional with one of the leading integrated energy solution providers in Africa. She is happily married to a musically inclined gentleman and they are blessed with three adorable boys.

Okluno is a song about freedom. It's cinematic african classical feel and celebratory tone takes you on a journey with Wanyinna. A liberating journey of exhilarating freedom.  It sounds like a song you could have heard in Black panther or Lion King.

Okluno is now available on all music streaming services.

Click here to Watch Wanyinna - Okluno

Follow Wanyinna on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and SoundCloud:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Wanyinna

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Wanyinna

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/Wanyinna

Soundcloud: https://www.soundcloud.com/Wanyinna

Email: wanyinna.ogun@gmail.com

febrero 22, 2020

RASH BAND - Only a Few Survivors

Award winning Swahili rock band - RASH - was founded in late 2013 by Maximiliano Filardi (lead guitarist) rhythm guitarist) aEer meeFng in university and realizing they both shared a passion for rock music. They were Filardi (former bassist), Samual Warui (Vocalist) and Samuel Gakungu (Drummer) vowing to make music that borders and appease both the local and internaFonal rock scene.
In recent years, the band underwent a few line up changes with SebasFen being replaced by Colbert Akunga replaced first by Yubu Kazunga and then later by Evans Mutanduki on rhythm guitar.
In 2018, RASH was nominated for the Urban Music Awards for Best African ArFst as well as the African Music category of Best ArFste, Duo or Group in African Rock with their song “Nitachange” featuring Ruff. In 2019 AFRIMA award for Best ArFste, Duo or Group in African Rock with their single “Grave Robbers”.

For the past 6 years RASH has been hosFng a yearly event “Legions” performing alongside other renowned the Nairobi rock scene. RASH has been featured in several documentaries (Un Monde de Metal by Olivier Richard, Garrick, This is Africa Fest by Hardcore Help FoundaFon, and Inside Africa by CNN) and performed in various Kenya (This is Africa Fest 2016 & 2017, RiE Valley FesFval, Ongea Summit 2016, Airtel Sondeka FesFval and more), 2016) and Ghana (AFRIMA Music Village 2018).
Current Band Line Up (from LeE to Right) -
Drummer - Samuel “Gakosh” Gakungu (Kenyan).
Bassist - Colbert “Collo” Akunga (Kenyan).
Lead Vocals - Samuel “Ruí” Warui (Kenyan).
Lead Guitarist - Maximiliano “Max” Filardi (ArgenFnian).
Rhythm Guitarist - Evans “Komora” Mutanduki (Kenyan).
For RASH band’s EPK please click here.
For more informaFon or bookings please contact
Nadya Shanab (Manager) +201222332992 at nadyashanab@gmail.com
Max +254 716 598268 or Gakosh +254 711 503596 at rashband5@gmail.com

febrero 20, 2020

Toni Anims - Over

Oluwatoni Animashaun (born 14 October, 1984), professionally known by his stage name Toni Anims, is an independent Nigerian R&B/Soul recording artist, composer and songwriter. 

Toni Anims aims to speak to an audience who are receptive to life, its turns and having a different perspective as moments come into existence.

Toni Anims releases Over, a beautifully written love song addressing matters of the heart. Over was produced by DJ Klem

Over by Toni Anims will be available for download and streaming on iTunes, AppleMusic, Deezer, Spotify, YouTube and all other music streaming services on March 16, 2018.

To listen on Soundcloud:


Follow Toni Anims on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and SoundCloud:


Email: Tonianims@gmail.com

febrero 15, 2020

Sister Wisdom - Dance With You

Wisdom Toyin Igbafen a.k.a. "Sister Wisdom" is a Nigerian award winning sensational soul singer and, songwriter. She releases a new song titled "Dance With You" produced by Mosa. 

Dance With You is a dance song anthem for lovers and, an expression of love for those who appreciate good music. The title was released on February 7, 2018. For 2018, expect the "Sister Wisdom Experience" concert series, new lovely singles, videos and lots more from her.

SoundCloud: https://www.soundcloud.com/sisterwisdom/dance-with-you 

Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6DXT58pkAQ

Follow Sister Wisdom on Twitter, Instagram &, Facebook :

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/1sisterwisdom

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sisterwisdomofficial

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Sister-Wisdom-1763372080557303/
febrero 09, 2020

Superstar Ace - Wassa Wassa

African fusion/hip-hop artist/producer Superstar Ace releases a new hit single, WassaWassa. This self produced track offers a great commercial-appeal sound with a fresh twist that fuses Hip Hop, Afrobeat and pop allowing the vocals to blend with different sonic elements. WassaWassa means naughty and Superstar Ace is set to take the African music industry to new heights with his latest Afrofuturism (African and Future) look and feel. The fun, sexy and young entertainer is a total enigma that blows people away with his style, music and everything that he does.

WassaWassa is a Single off Superstar Ace's upcoming debut project after the underground success of Summertime which featured Anatii. The album will offer self-produced tracks by Superstar Ace and it includes production collaborations with popular beat makers Shizzi, Tweezy amongst other producers.

The Nigerian born artist is not new to the music industry. He's been behind the mic since 2009. His first major performance was as an opening act at the Sound City Urban Music Blast Concert in Lagos opening for the now defunt JOZI hip hop group in Lagos, Nigeria. He then went on a 6-city tour in the UK opening for artists like Davido, Wande Coal, Sean Tizzle and Runtown in 2014. In 2017 he released a hit single, Summertime featuring Anatii.

Having worked on different music genres, from hip hop to Afrobeat as an artist and a producer, Superstar Ace sees the need to promote Pan-Africanism now more than ever. The African continent is speaking a different language in the music scene. There are more interconnections that are rising, thanks to social media breaking boundaries across the continent and taking music closer to the people, says Superstar Ace.

Borders don't confine Superstar Ace; he's traveled to 12 countries to learn and build his music craft from each experience. The all-round creative artist is a real entertainer who is ready to reignite his music career & take Africa by storm. He currently resides in Johannesburg & Lagos.

WASSA WASSA is available on iTunes/Apple Music/TIDAL/Spotify/Deezer/Amazon/Napster:


Follow Superstar Ace:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/SuperstarAce
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/SuperstarAce
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AceMusicTv

febrero 05, 2020

Dr Jazz - All For You

Seyi Johnson Hachmoni better known as Dr Jazz releases a new song titled "All For You". Dr Jazz is a Nigerian Music Producer, Songwriter and recording Artiste whose music influences include Bruno Mars, Trey Songz and August Alsina.

"All For You" is a Pop and, R&B/Soul music that expresses timeless love. It will be available for purchase, download and streaming on iTunes, AppleMusic, Deezer, Spotify, YouTube and all other music streaming services on February 2, 2018

Follow Dr Jazz on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook &Soundcloud :

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrJazzOfficial
Instagram: https://instagram.com/DrJazzOfficial
Facebook: https://facebook.com/DrJazzOfficial
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/DrJazzOfficial
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ng/artist/dr-jazz/383032223
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2ukovgcUXsgIjvJ3aAYEbm