Nico Kasanda, born in 1939 in Belgian Congo, was a pioneer of soukous music. He’s also known as Docteur Nico. In the young age of 14, he started playing in the group ‘Le Grand Kallé et l’African Jazz’ and became an influential guitarist, as a meeting with Jimi Hendrix shows. He already died in 1985 in Belgium. Listen to his piece “Zadio”:
Today, I will present you the Zimbabwean musician Sam Mtukudzi(April 1, 1988 to March 15, 2010) who died already in the age of nearly 22. He was the son of Oliver Mtukudzi, a great Zimbabwean musician, and played the saxophone and the guitar. He died March 15, 2010 in a car crash with his sound engineer, Owen Chimhare of head injuries at the scene.
R.I.P. Sam Mtukudzi , you’ll never be forgotten, as great personality and as talented musician.
His song Amai is very nice…
Adjiri Odametey is a rising “star” of world music, born in Ghana. In his songs, he mixes afro-beats with folk, roots and world elements. Listen to his nice song “Etoo”:
Nasio Fontaine is a reggae artist from the Commonwealth of Dominica. Listen to the great song “When”:
Edwin Hame and his great song “Dreams of a Home”:
Victor Démé is another great musician from Burkina Faso(check out the categorie), who’s playing the guitar. His music is a mix from pop, latin, blues and african music. Here’s his song “Djon Maya“:
This was a Music-Suggestion from Rasta Teacher, thanks for that one and for the list on your blog :)