Music from the World – Band Aid // Pop

With their song “Do They Know It’s Christmas (2014)”, the project Band Aid 30 (formed the first time in 1984 by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure for the fight against hunger in Ethiopia) started this proejct a fourth time for the fight against Ebola. The most popular musicians of Band Aid 30 are One Direction, Chris Martin (Coldplay), Sinéad O’Connor, Bono (U2), Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin), Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding, Ed Sheeran, Clean Bandit, Emeli Sandé, Rita Ora and Bastille.

Music from Malawi/ UK – The Very Best // Fusion

DJ and producer Johan Hugo and Esau Mwamwaya, a singer from Malawi are the collaboration The Very Best. Their music is really an awesome fusion mix of traditional african music, jazz, dance, pop and hip-hop. Listen to their great song “Hear Me”:

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Music from Zimbabwe – Lovemore Majaivana

Lovemore “Majaivana” Tshuma is a Zimbabwean musician, arguably the most  popular Nbebele  singer.  Majaivana means good dancer and he has been known for his dancing on stage. Listen to his nice song “Xolani”:

Music from Uganda – Eddy Kenzo

Eddy Kenzo, born as Edrisa Musuuza in 1989 in Masaka, Uganda is a popular dancehall and afropop singer. He lost his mother when he was 5 years old and lived on the streets for 13 years. Listen to his greatest hit so far, called “Sitya Loss”:

Adjiri Odametey – Dzen

 Adjiri Odametey

Genre: World Music

©Adjiri Odametey

©Adjiri Odametey

The Ghanaian world musician Adjiri Odametey, born in 1963 in Accra and now living in Bavaria, released his fourth album called “Dzen” by africmelo records.

My first thoughts while I was listening to this amazing album: my soul travels far away.

The album “Dzen” demonstrates that the Ghanaian musician Adjiri Odametey has absulutely reached the top of African World Music. With his warm voice and heartful ryhthms he lets your soul travel through the different sounds of Ghana. Absolutely outstanding!

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