Archive | October 30, 2014

VIDEO ALERT: GStyl – Another Level

UK based Nigerian duo AK and Topman, otherwise known as G-Styl have recently released their tune “Another Level”, with lyrics giving praise to the way a certain female twists her waist line. With dynamic melodies and rap bars, the duo delivered their message on the heavy bass centred Afrobeats track, produced by O.Y.. It is […]

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Africa’s Musical Crusaders: New Generation of Griots

Africa produces its fair share of aspirational pop with glossy videos featuring fast cars and seemingly faster women. But peer under the hedonistic surface and you discover there are musicians all over the continent who are worthy successors to the griots, Africa’s traditional storytellers, says DJ Rita Ray. West Africa’s griots or jalis, are often […]

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Afrovibes Brings South African Music, Theatre, Dance and Visual Art to Nottingham City, UK

Afrovibes UK swung into Nottingham at the weekend. The biennial festival, which made its debut in 2010, runs for six days offering an array of live theatre, music, dance and visual arts from South Africa. Events are taking place at Nottingham Lakeside Arts, Nottingham Playhouse, New Art Exchange and the Theatre Royal. Vocal trio The […]

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