Dre-Kay: A Review of Common Thread

I’ve been informed by both sides, jazz, western music, Asian music, African music, all sides, because I’ve been interested in the sound of the universe, and that sound is  without limit. ~Joseph Jarman Follow @AfricaSpeaks4 Tweet

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Mozambique: Childo Tomas and the Family Affair

Mozambican bass player and vocalist Childo Tomas talks to RFI about the joys of making his first solo album – The roots of Mozambique – after nearly two decades of playing in other people’s bands. Follow @AfricaSpeaks4 Tweet

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What is Yenga?

It’s a new kind of entertainment brand for Ethiopia. It’s a radio drama about 5 girls who share a love of music and start their own band called “Yegna.” It’s a radio talk show for everybody. Yegna is about new stories, fresh ideas, and great music, pure and simple. Follow @AfricaSpeaks4 Tweet

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Meet Rokia Traoré

Singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Rokia Traoré’s Beautiful Africa will be released on April 9, 2013, by Nonesuch Records (worldwide for the first time). The record was produced by English musician John Parish (PJ Harvey, Eels, Sparklehorse) and recorded at Toybox Studios in Bristol, UK. Follow @AfricaSpeaks4 Tweet

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Songs with Purpose: An Interview with Naomi Wachira

A couple of weeks ago AS4A had the pleasure of speaking with up-and-coming US-based Kenyan musician Naomi Wachira. Naomi,  a self described introvert is not only a singer/songwriter but also the proud mother of a three-year old little girl, and an administrator at a non-profit organization in Seattle, Washington. We’re thrilled to introduce the AS4A…

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Liberian Women’s Chorus for Change

On Tuesday, March 5, 2013, in a packed West Philadelphia artist/community Wondering how her child is faring, a mother shares her worries and her longing to hold her daughter once more. “For me, explained Gayflor,“it’s the same as during the war, when people didn’t know where their children were. I was separated from my two-year-old…

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