Posts Tagged ‘Mixtape’

Teck Zilla in London

Music Spotlight: 7 Questions with Teck Zilla

Meet Teck Zilla. DJ. Writer. Martial Arts Enthusiast. He’s many things, but I got a chance to speak to him as his role as a music producer. He’s been getting a lot of  play with his groundbreaking audio-documentary series. Navigating unchartered territory,

Afro JETS Club Project

Revolutionary Music and Politics in Africa 101: A Mix by Teck Zilla

Last week I featured an audio-docmentary of Fela Kuti by producer  Teck Zilla. This week I’ll highlight his first audio-documentary track, The Afro J.E.T.S. Club Project. With J.E.T.S. standing for Justice, Equality, Truth, and Sacrifice, Teck features voices who fought for Africa’s liberation. Leaders like Kwame Nkrumah (Ghana’s first president), Nnamdi Azikiwe (Nigeria’s first president) […]

Fela and Ginger Baker

It’s a Felabration, Bitches: An Audio-Documentary

Last year, for Black History Month, I profiled Black American celebrities who traced their African ancestry. This year, still taking it back to Africa, but this time with some great music.  I found a mix, by Nigerian Producer Teck Zilla. Teck Zilla, based in Montreal, teamed up with Society HAE to produce an audio-documentary of […]

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

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Summertime Afrobeat Mix by DJ Juls

I know, the new Frank Ocean and Nas albums may be playing heavily in your iPods. When you’re ready to give them rest, give DJ Juls Summertime Afrobeat Mix a play.

Okay Africa - Chico Mann

Music Spotlight – Chico Mann and Africa In Your Earbuds

As we catch up with the Africa In Your Earbuds series over at Okay Africa, our music spotlight this weeks comes from AIYE #11: Call and Response. The tracks were submitted by guitarist/singer of Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra Marcos Garcia, or Chico Mann.

Afrika 21 The Mixtape vol. 4 SXSW Edition

Afrika 21 The Mixtape Volume 4 – SXSW Edition

The new Afrika 21 Mixtape is out! Created by the global arts an culture platform Society HAE and produced by DJ Frei of the Ahficianados, this volume is the round up of the performers of the All Africa Showcase at the arts, music, and interactive festival SXSW 2012.

Bez Idakula

Alternative Nigerian Soul – Music Spotlight on Bez

I first heard of Bez on the Afrika 21 Mixtape series. Drawn to the message of high aspirations on the remix track “Super Sun” it quickly became one of my favorite tracks on the mixtape. On his album, “Super Sun,” released July 2011, Bez strums his guitar and plays with sounds of R&B, hip hop, […]

Afrika 21 The Mixtape Vol. 3

Society HAE returns with the third installment of Afrika 21 The Mixtape. This time they come with South Africa’s very own electronic artist Spoek Mathambo. Afrika 21 aims to highlight the African Renaissance by introducing creative thinkers from the continent. Click below to hear the new sound of Africa! AFRIKA21 The Mixtape vol. 3 by […]

Africa 21 The Mixtape Vol. 2

Society HAE does it again with volume 2 of the Africa 21 mixtape. Produced by DJ Frei of the Ahficianados, the second volume of mixtape continues to highlight the emerging sound coming from the continent. Tracks by Blitz the Ambassador (Ghana), Jean Grae (South Africa), K’naan (Somalia), and Bez (Nigeria) are included. Download the mixtape […]