CHICO CÉSAR – Mama África

Official music video for Chico César's hit single "Mama África", taken from his album Cuscuz Clã (a pun with the name of a typical delicacy from the Northeast of Brazil and the KKK). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBdmw_4IjAw Oh let me sing, oh let me sing, oh let me sing, ohLet me sing, let me sing, let me sing,… Continue lendo CHICO CÉSAR – Mama África

MARTINHO DA VILA – Festa de Umbanda (1974)

Martinho da Vila (born February 12, 1938) is a Brazilian singer and composer who is considered to be one of the main representatives of samba and MPB. He is a prolific songwriter, with hundreds of recorded songs across over 40 solo albums. He also has many songs that were recorded by singers from different musical… Continue lendo MARTINHO DA VILA – Festa de Umbanda (1974)

EDDY GRANT – Gimme Hope Jo’Anna (1988)

"Gimme Hope Jo'anna" is an anti-Apartheid song written released by Eddy Grant in 1988, during the Apartheid era in South Africa. The song was banned by the South African government when it was released, but was widely played there nonetheless. It reached number seven on the UK Singles Chart, becoming Grant's first British top 10… Continue lendo EDDY GRANT – Gimme Hope Jo’Anna (1988)

MDOU MOCTAR – Live on KEXP from THING

Mdou Moctar (also M.dou Mouktar) is a Tuareg songwriter and musician based in Agadez, Niger, who performs modern rock music inspired by Tuareg guitar music. His music first gained attention through a trading network of mobile phones and memory cards in West Africa. He sings in the Tamasheq language. Moctar's fourth album, Ilana: The Creator,… Continue lendo MDOU MOCTAR – Live on KEXP from THING

MULATU ASTATKE & BLACK JESUS EXPERIENCE – To Know Without Knowing (2020) [fvll albvm]

Mulatu Astatke (Amharic: ሙላቱ አስታጥቄ, romanized: mulatu ästaṭḳe; French pronunciation: Astatqé; born 19 December 1943) is an Ethiopian musician and arranger considered as the father of "Ethio-jazz". Black Jesus Experience are a nine piece Ethio-jazz band based in Melbourne, Australia. Since 2009 they have been best known for collaborations with Mulatu Astatke as well as… Continue lendo MULATU ASTATKE & BLACK JESUS EXPERIENCE – To Know Without Knowing (2020) [fvll albvm]

W.I.T.C.H. – Live on KEXP

Witch (often stylized as WITCH or W.I.T.C.H.) is a Zamrock* band formed in the 1970s. Widely seen as the most popular Zambian band of the 1970s, WITCH (an acronym for "We Intend To Cause Havoc"), was headed by lead vocalist Emanuel "Jagari" Chanda. The band formed during Zambia's post-independence golden days, but by the late-1970s,… Continue lendo W.I.T.C.H. – Live on KEXP

ADEKUNLE GOLD – Live @ Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

This year, NPR Music is celebrating Black Music Month with an array of brand new Tiny Desk concerts — both from home and from behind our beloved Desk. Together, these artists represent the past, present and future of Black music. This month of carefully curated shows is a celebration of Black artists expressing themselves in… Continue lendo ADEKUNLE GOLD – Live @ Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

MAMADOU DIABATÉ – Tunga (fvll albvm)

Mamadou Diabaté (born 1975) is a Malian musician known for his work with the kora. He began playing quite early in his life, became known as a musician in the area of Mali in which he lived, and has since moved to the United States, recording several albums. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glHXDhFnQy8 Tunga (Alula Records, 2000) 1 -… Continue lendo MAMADOU DIABATÉ – Tunga (fvll albvm)

THE KORA: 21 string Gambian traditional instrument

The Kora (Manding languages: ߞߐߙߊ köra) is a stringed instrument used extensively in West Africa. A Kora typically has 22 strings, which are played by plucking with the fingers. It combines features of the lute and harp. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTWpoZITraE The Kora is built from a large calabash, cut in half and covered with cow skin to… Continue lendo THE KORA: 21 string Gambian traditional instrument

ORIN: Música para os Orixás (documentário)

Os cantos e ritmos de origem africana têm grande influencia na Música Popular Brasileira. 'Orin’ é o nome iorubá dado às cantigas do Candomblé, que fazem a comunicação entre o mundo material e espiritual. O documentário longa-metragem mostra a trajetória de Iuri Passos, professor de atabaque no terreiro do Gantois e primeiro alabê a conquistar… Continue lendo ORIN: Música para os Orixás (documentário)