“Empire State of Mind” is a hip hop and soul song made by Jay Z featuring Alicia Keys. This song is actually one of the rap classics in the past years, within impressive chorus. The song about profanity and the problems in the different districts of New York, became a #1 single in the United States in 2009:
Naomi Wachira was born and raised in a musical family in a small town called Kijabe, which is located on the Kenyan Great Rift Valley. At age 5 she joined her parents’ choir, which spurred her love affair with music as a way to not only understand the world, but also express her introverted self. (Facebook info )
There’s no doubt that there’s a better future in store for Naomi, especially after her great breakout year in 2013. Named the Best Folk Singer in Seattle by alt publication Seattle Weeklyand featured on their cover, Naomi became the toast of the town ( Bio on her Homepage )……… The result isNaomi Wachira’s debut full-length, a portrait of a Kenyan artist at home in the Pacific Northwestern United States.
Here is her song ” African Girl ” (according to the lyrics she must be around 45 years old :-) )
Marinia Akua , a soul and pop singer from germany just released her EP “From my heart into your ear ” , love this cover from hip hop singer Marteria , think thats the start of a great career
Les Beignets are a great reggae and soul band from Holzkirchen, Germany. Listen to their latest song “Darth Vader”:
More about this band here
Gasandji is a congolese alternative, soul and jazz-fusion musician. Listen to her nice piece “Na lingui yo”:
Good old soul music from the wonderful lady from the UK and her band the tastemakers , Hear her wonderful , sometimes hard and strong volominous voice and her song – we can work it out – really a great song
As a daughter of a preacher , soul and gospel music has been part of her life; she is really the queen of deep soul
Jazz, please? ;)
Miles Davis is was an American jazz musician, trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. Widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. I hope you enjoy ” Blue in Green”.