Music from Kenya – Naomi Wachira

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 :-) )

 

Music from Germany – Varinia Akua

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

Music from Germany – Les Beignets

Les Beignets are a great reggae and soul band from Holzkirchen, Germany. Listen to their latest song “Darth Vader”:

More about this band here

Music from Congo DR/France – Gasandji

Gasandji is a congolese alternative, soul and jazz-fusion musician. Listen to her nice piece “Na lingui yo”:

Music from the UK – Hannah Williams and the Tastemakers

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

 

Music from the US – Nick Gardner

Nick Gardner is an US-american Los Angeles based soul and pop singer, best known for covering songs. Listen to his cover of “Someone Like You”, originally from Adele:

Music from the US – Blakroc

Blakroc is a rap rock collaboration album by Ohio-based blues rock band The Black Keys and several hip hop and R&B artists. The project has been overseen by Damon Dash, co-founder and formerly owner of a share in Roc-A-Fella Records. The album was recorded at Studio G by co-producer Joel Hamilton. Album guests include Raekwon, RZA and the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard of the Wu-Tang Clan, Jim Jones and NOE of ByrdGang, Mos Def, singerNicole Wray, Pharoahe Monch, Ludacris, Billy Danze of M.O.P., and Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest. (source wikipedia) 

What you do to me ( Billy Danze of M.O.P., Jim Jones, & Nicole Wray)

Ain´t nothing like you (Mos Def & Jim Jones)

http://youtu.be/GwAAkrrNFz4

Music from the US – Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston, born in 1963, was an US-american soul, pop and gospel legend. She died exactly one year ago on February 11st in 2012 because of drugs. RIP. Listen to her nice song “One Moment in Time”: