Amampondo, one of Nelson Mandela’s favourite groups from Langa township outside Cape Town South Africa, celebrated their 25 years of making music with their first ever music video.
I already told you about Emmanuel Jal, a musician who once was a child soldier in Sudan. Here’s his great song “We Want Peace“:
Updated one, from December 30, 2011:
Today, Flo found a fantasic artist, for me the best one this week: Emmanuel Jal. First, I’ve to tell you something about his live: He was born 1980 in South Sudan, and had to fight in the Second Sudanese Civil War as child soldier. After many very dangerous and difficult years, he run away to Jal and met Emma McCune, a british aid worker who smuggled the 11-years old Emmanuel Jal to Kenya to attend school in Nairobi. After Emma’s death, her friends helped Emmanuel to continue his studies. With his song Gua, he had a great hit in Kenya in 2005, and got famous in Africa. Today, he’s performing reggae and hip-hop music, with fascinting textes about the dramatical war in Sudan. Here’s his song “Emma“, for Emma McCune at Mandela’s birthday in Hyde Park, 2008:
Happy New Year to all of you! Thanks for visiting!!
here you can listen to the cd version:
Emmanuel Kembe is a south sudanese musician performing afro, reggae, folk and world music. Here’s his nice song “New Celebrate“:
The Iris Sudan Children’s Choir is another great african children’s choir, singing in Juba Arabic. Here’s their song “Beled Sudani“, originally writtem by Kat Maples:
I found it on Junubsudan’s Blog, where you also can read more about this song!
Today some music from South-Sudan, a very young African country. Here’s Malimbo, “Wala la la lai“:
This was a Music-Suggestion from figmentsandimagination, thanks!