WILDCARD WEDNESDAYS: INTERVIEW WITH YTHERA

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Ythera has such an unusual voice…in a good way. Listening to her sing is like listening to a singer from another musical era almost as if one of the queens of Soul has been reincarnated through her. I think she looks a bit like Jill Scott and her eyes are the most beautiful and spell binding that you will ever see. Continue reading

WILDCARD WEDNESDAYS: ON MUSIC WITH A MESSAGE AND SOCIAL ACTIVISM

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I am sure by now that you are acquainted with the #BlackLivesMatter after the wanton killing of young black men that are mostly unarmed . This movement first gained prominence  after the shooting of Trayvon Martin who was shot dead even though he was unarmed.The young man’s death led to the Million Hoodie March which was a portrayal of the young man in his dying moments. You will now find his example being used in songs such as Glory and even Beyonce’s Formation. This movement is causing America to have discussions over the race issue that has long plagued the country. Continue reading

BANGING FRIDAYS:’THIRD PARTY LOVER’ BY DELA

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Dela Maranga first burst into the music scene when she featured on Sauti Sol’s first album Mwanzo on the track Mama Papa with Bien-Aime. I think I know all the songs on that album by heart but one of the stand out tracks was definitely that one. She had another song Weche Tek where she proved that she is a legit great vocalist. Taking a risk by doing the Swahili version of Adele’s Hello catapulted her into the star that she really is. Last year was the Mafeelings track and this year she drops another hot one Third Party Lover. Continue reading

AFRO TUESDAYS:’CHIZI’ BY MISS KEMUNTO

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I am probably really late to discovering how awesome Soundcloud is :)..but if you are still compiling a playlist on Youtube I would suggest that you instead try Soundcloud and come up with a collection simply by liking the song and just like that the song is in your playlist. Continue reading

WILDCARD WEDNESDAYS:#WCW(WOMAN CRUSH WEDNESDAY)

Of late Wednesdays have been a bit heavy laden with information and topics of discussion and so today I decided to give it a little break.So with that in mind here is my list of women that I am crushing on musically and otherwise :).

1.Atemi

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This woman is like fine wine ,getting better with time. Her unmistakable voice takes you through a musical journey that will have you singing along with her way after the song is over. Last year’s release of ‘Bebi‘ reminded me why this woman deserves the title of queen of Afro fusion. Continue reading

BANGING FRIDAYS:MY PLAYLIST

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January is over. I know for many of you February is a chance to REALLY start the year,January was a hoax,a trial run.

So I thought I would switch it up today and give you a list of my ultimate top Banging Fridays playlist as Red.Yes ,I love to get down so here goes.

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HIP THURSDAYS:’TING BADI MALO’ BY KHALIGRAPH FT KANTAI

 

KhaligraphKete mana ping’! Duoke mana ka! Ting’ badi malo! Be ung’eo! I used to groove to this jam like matatus to peak traffic. At the time, I barely knew what it meant but it just sounded right and I’m always right so it was only right that I follow my right. Continue reading