Music from Côte d’Ivoire – Dobet Gnahoré

Dobet Gnahoré, born in 1982, is a singer from Côte d’Ivoire. Since 1999, she’s living in Marseille, France due to civil wars in her homeland. Listen to her nice song “Abiani”:

Music from Syria -Samih Shuqair

How shameful , how shameful ! Song by Samih Shuqair.

A sad song about the events of the black Wednesday in Daraa city in Syria 23.03.2011
in that day the syrian security forces have killed many unarmed demonstrators for freedom. More than 90 % of the shots are in the head and in the chest as you can see in the videos!. how sad is that?

I don´t want to show the original video , with subtitles but with original pictures of this day it´s too brutal , i´m really ashamed and i´ve got no words

Music from South Sudan – Emmanuel Jal

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:

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