Music from the UK – Bastille

Bastille is an alternative band from South London that formed in 2010.  Their debut album Bad Blood was released march 4th 2013. Would like to post once again their great single “Pompeii”:

Music from Guinea – Fodé Kouyaté

Fodé Kouyaté is a Guinean musician performing folk and Afro-Jazz. Here is his song “Loubama Kouma”

Music from Guinea – Fodé Baro

Fodé Baro, is a Guinean musician performing Afro-Zouk and folk music. Born in a Fulani-Mandingo notable family of the city of Kankan, where many griots come from, Fodé Baro is the exception to the rule according which, only griots can make music in Guinea.
From his early childhood, Fodé Baro is enchanted by the talent of the one called “the dragon of African song” aka Aboubacar Demba Camara, outstanding guinean artist from the 70s. As a teenager, Fode excels in the artistic subjects such as theatre and music… and starts playing n’goni and guitar. But for his parents, a young man of his rank cannot tarnish with artists; it would be a humiliation for the family. Here is the song “Yanfante”

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Music from Nigeria – Seun Oni

Seun Oni, is a Nigiran singer-songwriter with the stage name “Saeon” began singing at the age of four and went professional in 2009. Saeon is versatile in his style of music and gets her inspiration from every and anything around her, mostly, alternative R&B, Rock, Pop and a little bit of rap. Here is her song “I’ll Be Gone”

Music from Angola – Paul G

Paulo George Marques Joao (born March 31) better known by his stage name Paul G, is Angolan urban POP and R&B singer-songwriter, producer and dancer. Began his career as a founding member of Angola‘s first worldly known rap group South Side Posse – SSP alongside Big Nelo, Jeff Brown, and Kudi. Here is the song “Bang it all”

Music from Nigeria – Ibiyemi Ajakaiye

Ibiyemi Ajakaiye is a hearty Soul singer and songwriter who hails from Umorkpa in Kogi state. She discovered her singing talent at a young age but was so shy she insisted on singing backstage in her early years. From joining the church choir and then a band, her confidence built.  Today, she’s a recording and performing Soul artiste. Here is the song “Don’t Leave Me”

Know more about her here

Music from Zimbabwe – Stella Chiweshe

Stella Chiweshe (also Stella Rambisai Chiweshe, Stella Rambisai Chiweshe Nekati, or Stella Nekati Chiweshe, born ate Mujumi Village, Mhondoro, Zimbabwe, 8 July 1946) is a Zimbabwean musician. She is internationally known for her singing and playing of the mbira dzavadzimu, a traditional instrument of the Shona people of Zimbabwe. She is one of the few female players of the instrument, which she learned to play from 1966 to 1969 when even fewer females played the instrument. Here is the song “Chachimurenga “

Music from Angola – The Extrems

The Extrems is Angolan Pop/Rock band founded in London by Tonnyman. Two years ago he met Alex Jay and together they made a soul music named “My ex girl”

Music from Somalia – Aar Maanta

Aar Maanta  is a Somali singer, composer, songwriter and music producer. Produces an eclectic mix of styles blended with traditional Somali music. Here is the song “Maanta”