Antibalas founded 1998 (Spanish for “bulletproof”) is a Brooklyn-based afrobeat band that is modeled after Fela Kuti’s Africa 70 band and Eddie Palmieri’s Harlem River Drive Orchestra. Although their music generally follows the musical architecture and language of afrobeat, it incorporates elements of jazz, funk, dub, improvised music, and traditional drumming from Cuba and West Africa.(wiki)
Here is their song “Uprising”
Flavour N’abania, best known by his stage name Flavour is an eastern nigerian highlife and afrobeat musician, born in 1983. Listen to his nice song “Ada Ada”:
Fela Anikulapo Kuti (15 October 1938 — 2 August 1997), or simply Fela, was a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist musician and composer, pioneer of Afrobeat music, human rights activist, and political maverick. Here is the song “Teacher Don’t teach Me No Nonsense “
Find his son music “Rise” here
Alice Niyonsaba known as Alicios Theluji born in 1987, at Nyanzale in the Province of Kivu in the DRCongo. She sings in English, Swahili, Lingala and French. Here performing with Juliana Kanyomozi from Uganda. Enjoy “Mpita Njia”
Seun Kuti is the youngest son of the afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti., born 1982. Here’s his song “Rise“, and I think this won’t be his last song here…. ;)
Hugh Masekela, born in 1939, is a great south african trumpeter, composer and singer of jazz and afrobeat music. Here’s his great song “Stimela“:
This was a Music-Suggestion from Kweli, thanks!
Bela Chicola was born in the province of Bie, in the center of Angola. She sings in Portuguese and Umbundo languages. Her music styles are Semba, Afrobeat, Zouk, Sungura, Rebita, Kizomba and Rumba. Here´s the Song “Pilima Yangue”
Dick Khoza is an afro beat musician from South Africa. Here’s his song “Chapita“:
This was a Music-Suggestion from marcoselchiche, thanks!
Today, I would present you one of my favourite “bands”-the hip-hop group Yeleen from Burkina Faso, with Smarty and Mawndoé: “Chemin de l’exil”, from their first album “Juste 1 peu 2 lumière“. Modern rap, with elements of African folk music, reggae and afrobeat represents their feelings perfectly. In the year 2007 they got the “Kundé d’or” for the best artist from Burkina Faso. This is an old post…..
Trenton and Free Radical, is a London based afro-beat/Reggae/hip-hop group. Here is their song “Barefoot Hope”: