Saturday, June 9, 2012

Koffi Olomide - Abracadabra

Koffi Olomide's latest album "Abracadabra" has created a LOT of controversy after it's January 7th release. According to a Congolese blogger named Alex Engwete:

"On January 7, the date of the release of "Abracadabra" in Paris, pro-Tshisekedi supporters threatened to burn down the entire city block housing African music shops if these dared to put on their shelves the accursed CD.
In Kinshasa, where the launch of the album was preceded by a costly massive citywide billboard campaign, the official release of the album took place on Saturday, January 14, at the "Salon Congo" of the Grand Hôtel, with Olomide's press conference. Even at this secure venue, Olomide had to weather a vicious verbal assault by a reporter from the opposition press who went through a litany of the musician's alleged malfeasance: his "flight" from France to avoid a criminal investigation, and more importantly, his "flattery" of Kabila!" - Alex Engwete 
Merde! :o


But fear not my friends, here's some select tracks from the 2 CD album for your listening pleasure......or not if you're anti-Koffi Olomide/Kabila. 

2. Demande
3. Ekafela
4. Linda Like
5. Medieval
6. Double Mbonda
7. Emballe Moi
8. Matanga


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Daddy Lumba

Chale!!!! This man's a LEGEND in Ghana! Dude's been making tracks from the 80's and he's still going strong! 
With 25 + albums (from what i've counted) under his belt, Daddy Lumba’s albums have yielded more number one and top ten hits than any other Ghanaian musician.......for real! 

I got some select tracks for y'all.... some of my absolute favourites! If you have any requests let me know!

Makoma ho Toffee (roughly translated as my sweetheart) * (this song touches me in a different kind of way!)
Aban Nsa Aka Wo
Made in Ghana
Eye Odo Nti
Odo Beba na Mawu
Ebi Se Eye Aduro
Obi Ate Me so Boo
Nsei Me Din

*Chale means friend in Ga (a language spoken in Ghana)

Download HERE:  Random Daddy Lumba Tracks

Friday, May 18, 2012

"Who's car is this?"


Shot and directed by Village Beat in Nairobi, the video for The Very Best's newest single "Yoshua Alikuti" is a play on Lil Wayne's music video for A Milli. 

I can't wait to hear their new album! 

Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Second Tick - DJ Clock

Tick, tock.....

I know I know....Yeah it's been a long TIME since I uploaded some music from the not to keep you waiting, I got some "semi-old school" South African house tracks for you!  Released in 2009, "The Second Tick" is the second studio album by SAMA 2009 (South African Music Awards) nominated DJ and record producer DJ Clock.

See, it's like I never left ;)



Monday, May 14, 2012

It's been far too long!!

Hi everyone! It's been a long time since I updated this blog, but I promise this time i'll be consistent! :D

I have soooooo many new and old songs to share with you, so be on the lookout starting this week! It'll make up for the months I was gone :D
I went to South Africa for an internship from Jan-April this year and of course I collected as much music as I can to share with you.

GET READY!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

African Food and Arts Festival

Taken from the facebook event page:
"This event is to provide opportunity for Ottawa families to relax and be entertained in an Afro-centric environment while gaining a deeper appreciation of the countries of Africa - their foods, culture, history, geography, economic and development issues.

Come in and enjoy ethnic foods, arts & crafts, music & other entertainment. Representatives of several African communities will be present."

Don't miss it! Purchase your ticket today at Eventbrite:

It will be held on Ottawa's City Hall on July 16th!

Come one, come all! *Ghanaian accent*

Festival Nuits d'Afrique!

Hey everyone!!
Festival Nuits d'Afrique in Montreal is back!! I'm so excited! 2 weeks of different concerts and activities for everyone.

I'm too excited for Meiway, Oumou Sangare, Kassav and Soukous Stars!

Check out the website at:

See you there! :)