At 50, Femi Kuti shows no signs of slowing down. The eldest son of Fela Kuti records and performs with unbridled passion, and continues to bring his brand of Afrobeat to the world. Get intrigued by the legend in this exclusive interview
The recently published critique by Sandile Memela, “The Coca-Colonisation of African Culture,” was mired in alarmist histrionics, showed little consideration for history and just waved a finger at “anti-African” hip-hop and young people. Wrong targets.
Blistering heat, beverages, women and music may provide a short list of memories for the multi-sensory experience that is the capital city of Mali, Bamako, and for this article alone, these items will be ticked off in that particular order of importance
Away from the eyes of the world, the sub-culture of heavy metal has been healthily bubbling under in South Africa, the result of a generation of musicians and fans growing comfortably with the country’s post-apartheid identity. South Africans have been enjoying rock and metal music for years, yet with a tincture of coverage outside the continent
Whenever western publications have written about Kwaito and South African House, the story has almost always been told in terms of a unidirectional migration of House music from the United States to Africa