Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

Photo 365-Day 151 “The Republic”

Another section of the wall at one of my favorite bars in Accra, The Republic. I see you Prince! Who else can you recognize?


Music Spotlight – Electronic Music from Nigeria

Looking to hear some cutting-edge electronic music? Nigeria has something to offer you. Producer Bigfoot is very well one of Nigeria’s most eclectic music producers. His beats range from hip-hop to dance to trance. Well, he’s back at it again. He’s done an e-mix, i.e., electronic mix


Music Spotlight -Ghana’s High Vibes Music Festival

In Accra, Ghana The 3rd Annual High Vibes Music Festival is well underway. Starting from September 26th and ending on October 6th, the city of Accra will be blessed with live music performances with artists from Cape Verde, Nigeria,

The Green Album

Music – Mos Def’s Travelin’ Man Mixed with Al Green

Four years ago a professor assigned us to chose a theme song for our life. I was in an intense summer


Music Spotlight – 7 Questions with Bigfoot

His style: unorthodox, emotional, and diverse.  From the hip-hop beat Moonraker to the new age sound of Into the Morning, his style of production is as eclectic as they come.  

Emmanuel Jal

Music Spotlight – Emmanuel Jal; Music of a War Child

This post is dedicated to South Sudanese musician Emmanuel Jal. Emmanuel Jal is a former child-soldier,


Music Spotlight – Talking Africa by Beres Hammond

A big weekend in New York, the official end of summer is always celebrated with the West Indian Day Parade on Labor Day (the first Monday of September in the States). The colorful floats, provocative costumes,

Barbershop Stories

Photo Find of the Day – Barbershop Stories in Brooklyn

Our Photo Find of the Day comes from “Barbershop Stories” in Brooklyn, NY.  Barbershop Stories is a performance series with spoken word artists,

The Very Best

Music Spotlight – The Warm Heart of Africa (Remix)

As I plan to fly into Ghana less than two weeks from now, I’ve been looking for some music to reflect my mood on the-whole-moving-to-Africa-thing. I quickly remembered this song;


[EXCLUSIVE] In Conversation with Nigerian Emcee Mister Rae (Part 2)

We continue our interview with Nigerian Emcee Mister Rae AKA Rae Diaspora. Did you get a chance to read Part 1? If not, stop reading beyond this point and click HERE to read it.