For many the mother of Afro-house, Brenda Nokuzola Fassie (3 November 1964 – 9 May 2004) was a South African anti-apartheid Afro-pop singer. … More Music Culture Wednesdays Vol. 12
“Roger is probably one of the best voices in Africa but unfortunately, because he sings the criollo of Cape Verde (resulting from his career essentially in Holland), he has been increasingly appropriate and considered a Caboverdeano singer and not a Guinean Grand Musician. We have a duty to get our Roger back.” … More Music Culture Wednesdays Vol. 11
This week let’s shift the focus to Haiti because this artist is very well known and appreciated by the PALOP community.
Cavé was born to Haitian parents and spent most of his adolescent years in Haiti. … More Music Culture Wednesdays Vol. 10
Tabanka was a group formed in 1986 by brothers Micas, Zé Carlos and Juvenal Cabral along with Aguinaldo de Pina and Rui Silva. Two years later in 1988 Tabanka Djaz was formed and after a tour in the U.S. they decided to record their first album, Homónimo, released in January 1990. … More Music Culture Wednesdays Vol. 9
Carlos Burity was born in Luanda in 1952 and lived part of his life in Moxico where he joined the pop-rock group called “Cinco Mais Um” in 1968 with Catarino Bárber and José Agostinho “Missamo”. … More Music Culture Wednesdays Vol.8
This week’s Music Culture Wednesday is a special edition rolling out a series of “Greatest Hits” playlists. … More Music Culture Wednesdays Vol.7
Every Wednesday I will be introducing great kizomba artists from the PALOP community that usually don’t receive the recognition they deserve. Kizomba music comes from all over the PALOP community, not just Angola. All mixes between zouk and Afro rhythms (not to be confused with Afro-house) are normally called kizomba, amongst PALOPS, regardless if the … More Music Culture Wednesdays Vol. 6