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 …

The proven idea of happiness [full soundtrack and film videos]

YouTube is, as usual, an incredible source of talented musicians and actors! 🔍😍 I was looking for beautiful film soundtracks and I came across this amazing film called   'the idea of happiness'. Zachary Nelson First, let me tell you a little bit about the film soundtrack. The selected soundtrack playlist comes from a Berlin-based band called 'Fewjar' …

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 …

Angola – Kuduro music and dance

I just discovered some real cool dance performances and dug deeper to find out more about this dance style. Kuduro (or kuduru) is a type of music and dance originally developed in Angola in the 1980s. It is characterized as uptempo, energetic, and danceable. Kuduro began in Luanda, Angola in the late 1980s. Initially, producers …

Saun and Starr (Daptone Records) live concert with Jesse John Heffernan

This is a concert to be remembered, such a honour to listen to these amazing voices and what a great accompaniment band! I actually didn't initially know these female singers but was greatly impressed by their performance at Sugar Club, Dublin (Ireland) on Saturday 24th October 2015! If you would like to know more about …

Duckstein Festival Hamburg Hafen City 2015

The summer has been filled so far with lots of open air festivals in Hamburg (Germany), even if the weather hasn't always been perfect! I attended the duckstein festival at Madgeburg Harbour (in front of and next to the International Maritime Museum). As you may have already guessed, Duckstein, the main festival sponsor, is a …

Joey Badass live concert in Hamburg, Germany (July 2015)

Here is a little autobiography about Joey Bada$$ if you never came across his music before! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joey_Badass If you haven't had the opportunity yet to attend one of Joey Badass concerts, you may still be able to catch him at one of his tour dates as follow: http://www.bandsintown.com/JoeyBadass Here is also a nice article giving …

Dead Prez hip hop band live concert in Dublin, Ireland (2014)

Dead Prez, stylized as dead prez, is a hip hop duo from the United States, composed of stic.man and M-1, formed in 1996 in New York City. They are known for their confrontational style, combined with socialist lyrics focused on both militant social justice and Pan-Africanism. The duo maintains an ethical stance against corporate control …

Azonto/Hip Life: music and dance videos

Some of you may ask: what is Azonto? Where does it come from? Azonto is a dance originating from Ghana. The African dance form incorporates complex co-ordinated body movement and non-verbal communication in a rhythmic fashion in very few one-two timed steps. Just like most African dances, knee bending and hip movements are rudiments to …