The Nigerian/British musician released his latest EP titled “Ireti” today, which translates to “hope”. The EP includes five tracks, all with a different sound, ranging from modern afropop sounds, to […]
I first heard of this artist on a remix of Gyptian‘s “Hold Yuh” many years ago, at least 7? Since then, this duo has been making waves and popping up […]
Rising soca stars Fantom Dundeal and Flipo ready to take over the Soca scene.
The following are sets from Dancehall star Gyptian, Reggae legend “Mr. Singy” Tarrus Riley, “Living in Love” and “Can’t Satisfy Her” singer I-Wayne and Zimbabwean musician Oliver Mtukudzi. These sessions make it easy to appreciate songs in their most raw form and see these artists in a different light. I often found myself unintentionally smiling while watching/listening to these sets, hopefully the same will happen to you.
Sauti Sol sat down with Jeff Koinange for an #InspirationThursday interview on his flagship talk show “Jeff Koinange Live”. See what the Kenyan Afro-Pop group had to say about how they came together, their continuous rise to fame (including performing for numerous presidents), and winning the “Best African Group” award at the MTV European Music Awards earlier this year. They also throw an impromptu acoustic session of a few of their hits.
Last week San Diego’s World Beat Center brought “I_Wayne” to perform live and direct for the people.
Catch the full performance here + I-Wayne’s acoustic set on NPR’s Tiny Desk series.
Sauti Sol have become the first Kenyan act to take home MTV’s European Music Awards “African Act of the Year” award. Lets remind ourselves of their talent.
John Holt has passed away October 19, 2014.We leave you with one of his best known tracks, the politically charged ganja anthem “Police in Helicopter”.
Today would have been the great Peter Tosh’s 70th birthday. Here’s Peter Tosh performing and skankin to the riddim of one of our favorite tracks, “Johnny B. Goode”. Enjoy.
So last week BBC 1Xtra’s team of DJ’s traveled down to the land of sunshine and reggae to film a special feature, and maybe special doesn’t do the feature justice. […]
Sierra Leone’s “Double Bangz” delivers again! Check out “Borcor”, Double Bangz second video, following the success of Sierra Leone’s most ever watched music video “No Lazy“. This duo based in […]
I-Octane’s “Happy Times” album lives up to it’s name. This album is filled with happy tunes, good vibes and just in time for the summer bashment! As a relatively new […]
Ghanaian front runner Sarkodie releases video for “Original” on his birthday. So Sarkodie went and released an official video for his track “Original”, personally I’m somewhat disappointed. Am I disappointed […]
Ninjaman is really a defining character in Jamaican dancehall. His career has spanned over 20 years and now he!s back! This tune, pumped full of energy and confidence really embodies […]
It’s official. The video is here. And it’s hot!
Kenyan reggae/dancehall artist Wyre is making quite the name for himself. Exposure and recognition on a global scale for him and his nation of Kenya have been the goal, and […]
Living legend Barrington Levy paid a visit to the “Black Box” venue in Tijuana, Mexico last night May 24, 2013, an event organized by the San Diego World Beat Center. […]
Noisey digs deep into Jamaican dancehall culture in this new series, where there is never a dull moment. Episode 1 focuses on Adidja “World Boss” Palmer (Vybz Kartel) and his […]