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 …

Honore’ – unsigned U.S Pop/Rnb singer-songwriter releasing his single ‘#3LW’

As usual, I'm having fun discovering new artists and I came across Honore's music on Instagram. Since he's currently releasing a new single called #3LW, as well as looking for collaborations to advance his career further, I decided to write this post to promote his music. Honore (pronounced honour-ray) is a Pop/R&B singer-songwriter from Los …

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 …

Various music styles benefit concerts to end homelessness

I attended the 'Home Sweet Home' Benefit concerts on Friday 20th January 2017 at Sin é pub, Dublin 1 (Ireland) to raise funds for homeless people in Ireland.   Apart from contributing to a wonderful cause, I enjoyed discovering new bands and singers-songwriters 🤓! The event is organised over 2 nights: Friday 20th and Saturday 21st …

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 …

Black and white expatriates’ networking party

While I was spending a holiday trip in Paris (France) in April 2016, I thought I might meet international people living in the city to have some fun! I had found a black and white party advertised on the meetup.com website (Expats Paris) taking place at 'rue du Colisée'  close to Champs-Elysées and Franklin D. Roosevelt metro …