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 …

‘Oldskool’ hip hop cover band live recording!

This Saturday 18th March 2017, for the Saint Patrick's weekend, we had the pleasure to be entertained by a 7 piece live 'oldskool' hip hop band joining the dots from The Sugar Hill to Dr Dre to Eminem at The Sugar Club, Dublin 1 (Ireland)! For the old school hip hop music nostalgic who couldn't …

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? …

Sankofa Soul Contest Paris 2016 – Semi-final 2

Here is an event I had booked in advanced that I found advertised on Facebook. There were offering two options: dinner + live performances (25  Euros) or live performances alone (pre-sale for 10 Euros and at the door for 12 Euros). I took the first option and didn't regret it as the 'Petite Halle' concert …

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 …

‘Early House’ cover band live concert playing funk and soul

Thanks to the Dublin Event Guide, I heard about this amazing Irish live concert taking place at the Whelan's, Dublin 2 (Ireland) on Saturday 16th April 2016. I didn't regret attending it! Great musicians and singers. They played hits from famous singers such as James Brown, Amy Whinehouse, Doobie Brothers, Etta James, Sly and Family …

2016 Juste Debout world hip hop dance championships

If you have missed this year's Juste Debout world hip hop all styles dances (now generally held in March each year), don't worry! You can catch up the finals right now! For those who still don't know what 'Juste Debout' dance championships are about, check out this article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juste_Debout Here are few videos I took …

‘Get on up’ biographical film about James Brown’s life

I have watched recently a brilliant film at the IMC Screen Cinema on Townsend street in Dublin about a chronicle of James Brown's rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history. The film lasts 2h30 but time flew! I consider it a must-see for all funk and soul fans! …