Hotter than July 2017 World Music Festival in videos

This year, the festival has been organised by Improvised Music Company, Big Bang Festival and Dublin City Council. Unfortunately, on the day, it was pretty rainy, so I missed part of it for this reason! ☔ However, I listened and filmed the last 3 bands who performed at the event! 😃😉 If any of you have filmed other bands, …

Catch up with Femi Kuti’s live concert in Dublin (Ireland)

Olufela Olufemi Anikulapo Kuti (born 16 June 1962), popularly known as Femi Kuti, is a Nigerian musician born in London and raised in Lagos. He is the eldest son of afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti.   Femi's musical career started when he began playing in his father's band, Egypt 80. In 1986, Femi started his own band, Positive Force, and began …

Nigerian b-boy music in videos

Today, I’m going to share with you some mixed tapes for break dancing from Nigerian artists. But before doing so, if you don’t know yet the general origins of b-boy music and dance themselves, just have a read at these articles  http://www.globaldarkness.com/articles/history%20of%20breaking.htm http://breakdancingninja.com/bboy_history.html In Nigeria, Hip-hop music and dance only began to gain popularity in …

Prince: Sign o’the Times live concert and DJ set

I hope you have celebrated well new year's eve 🍾🎉! I wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous new year 2017 😘🍀🌟🎊! For my part, I decided to celebrate new year's eve a little bit in advance 😂! I went to this tribute to Prince with DJ Al Murphy playing lots of Prince's tunes and then …

History of brazilian Baile Funk music and dance

Have you heard of Baile Funk? Baile Funk is a big mix of different music styles. To have a better understanding of this music and dance style, I'd like you to have a read at this comprehensive wikipedia article on the topic: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Funk_carioca Want to hear how it sounds or how people dance on it? …

Eclectic DJ and reggae band at Favela Chic Paris (2016)

This was a rather unplanned night out I went for on Wednesday 25th May 2016. Had dinner across the street and was attracted to this bar and restaurant. So, I came in and must say this was a great idea!   This 'Favela Chic' club isn't only playing - as the name suggests - Brazilian …

Festival Rare Talents 2016 -traditional african live performances

I managed to catch two traditional African live bands on Saturday 28th May 2016 in Montreuil (Paris) towards the festival's end and didn't regret it! The support band is Ibrahim Keita and Nankama  from Burkina Faso and the main band is Sékouba Bambino from Guinea (Sékouba lead singer), Mali and Senegal (choir and musicians). To know more about …

Rendez-Vous Hip Hop Paris – Week’s festival 2016 in videos

This is a great festival with multiple events organised in different locations of Paris for a week from 20th May until 5th June 2016. Surely, you may have missed some of the events but it's still time for you to catch up with others :)! Before I go and talk about the free entry open-air event I …

Tanzania’s acrobat circus school

I thought you might like reading this article and watching the video: http://thisisafrica.me/lifestyle/photos-tanzanias-acrobat-school/

Nico and Vinz, Norwegian singing duo with african roots in video

I hope you will find these singing duet as interesting as I do. I particularly enjoy their music styles mix and wanted to share information about them with you. I will not bother you with too long explanations but if you would like to know more about this duet, please check the two below articles, …