Latest News for: African dancehall


Stonebwoy and Shaggy’s ‘My Sound’ featured on ‘Love & Hip Hop: Miami’ TV show

B & FT Online 19 Aug 2023
‘My Sound’, which features Legendary Jamaican dancehall singer Shaggy, was commercially released the 12th track off Stonebwoy’s Billboard-rated fifth studio album ‘5th Dimension’. Produced by Praiz – a Nigerian musician and sound engineer, the captivating track effortlessly blends reggae, dancehall, and afrobeat influences.

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Jamaica Observer 19 Jul 2023
Jamaica ... The Friday night fête saw dancehall's best hitting the stage to help the African Giant celebrate. A highlight of the event was Burna Boy and friends taking to the stage to vibe to the African artiste's songs. Page 2 shares more ... (Photo. Joseph Wellington) ... (Photo. Joseph Wellington) ... (Photo. Joseph Wellington) ... (Photo. Joseph Wellington) ... (Photo ... .

‘I’m not winning unless all of us are winning’: the Kenyan DJ programme promoting community ...

The Guardian 10 Jul 2023
The Santuri Electronic Music Academy supports east African music producers, DJs and sound ... But walk down one flight of stairs and the dimly lit basement is teeming with life as bodies pulsate to the heady rhythms of jungle, dancehall, UK funky, and South African gqom and amapiano.

‘I’m not winning unless all of us are winning’: the Kenyan DJ programme promoting community and inclusivity

The Observer 10 Jul 2023
But walk down one flight of stairs and the dimly lit basement is teeming with life as bodies pulsate to the heady rhythms of jungle, dancehall, UK funky, and South African gqom and amapiano ... “Now we are really happy that all our teaching team are east African, and only a few guest tutors or specialists are involved from outside the region.

Celebrate Black independence with Afrobeats, the genre that unites the diaspora

The Grio 04 Jul 2023
As the genre’s best-known pioneer, Kuti also admitted to drawing influence from famed African-American artists like James Brown ... Similar to the sounds of Kuti, the modern iteration of the genre draws influences from traditional West African sounds while weaving in inspiration from hip-hop, dancehall, and contemporary R&B.

Black Music Festival brings hip-hop, jazz, R&B to Worcester Common

Worcester Telegram 19 Jun 2023
No matter which of Worcester’s many radio stations you turn to, you’re likely to hear a song influenced by Black musicians. Jazz, rock, and hip-hop all grew from African-American roots, while Afrobeats and Jamaican dancehall can also be heard on the local airwaves ... Luster said the celebration, days after Juneteenth, coincides with Black Music Month ... .

Jacqueline Crooks, author, Fire Rush - “Lived experiences can enrich fiction”

Hindustan Times 09 Jun 2023
The silence of that village created space for memories of that supra-watt loud subterranean world of dub-reggae dancehalls ... How does the power of music and dancehall culture act as a transformative force?. Dub reggae has the DNA of African music ... mixed Indian and African heritage.

Ooh-la-la! Janelle Monae stirs up a sexy summer cocktail: ADRIAN THRILLS reviews The Age of Pleasure

The Daily Mail 09 Jun 2023
Rating.. Rating.. Rating. ... ‘They say I look better than David Bowie in a moonage dream,’ she sings, admiringly, on a simmering reggae number called Haute ... Whereas her previous LPs have been rooted in funk, gospel and alternative R&B, this one adds African beats, Jamaican dancehall and dub reggae to the mix . . sometimes in the same song ... ... .

The Windrush dance revolution that transformed Britain – from Birmingham's basements to Notting Hill carnival

The Conversation 08 Jun 2023
Reggae, dancehall, and identity ... Canva Growing up in Birmingham in the early 1960s, I am part of the African Caribbean generation that migrated to Britain between the 1940s and 1980s ... The wider influence of reggae, dancehall and African Caribbean culture can be seen throughout British culture.

Burna Boy review – historic gig is a swaggering, star-studded triumph

The Guardian 04 Jun 2023
The Grammy award-winning, Nigeria-born artist has popularised Afro-fusion – the blending of Afrobeats with pop, dancehall, hip-hop and R&B influences – for more than a decade and, long cherished by Britain’s African and Caribbean communities, has edged into the UK mainstream with ...

Afro Nation Miami Celebrated The African Diaspora In A Major Way

Vibe Magazine 31 May 2023
Afro Nation, the global celebration of African music and culture, invaded the city of Miami over the Memorial Day weekend (May 27-28). Fans of Afrobeats, Dancehall, Amapiano and the overall African diaspora flocked to the 305 in anticipation to see headliners Burna Boy, Wizkid and more.

Beth Peerless, Where it’s at: Looking back at Cali Roots, forward to this weekend’s happenings

Monterey Herald 31 May 2023
The Memorial Day holiday just past signals the advent of the arts and entertainment summer season ... (Beth Peerless — Herald Correspondent) ... Find them at ... And I’ll wrap up the new music rundown with Dub Inc from France, a group that mixes classic roots reggae with dub, dancehall, ska, hip-hop and African influences ... .

Summer concert guide: An incredible schedule of legends and icons is headed to Oregon

The Oregonian 30 May 2023
After his major breakthrough hit “Classic Man”, his impressive debut album, “The Chief,” and 2019 full-length “85 to Africa,” Jidenna’s latest offering, “ME YOU & GOD,” feels like a natural next step, though there’s decidedly less Afrobeats and dancehall.

‘It really touches your soul.’ Afro Nation Miami puts spotlight on West African culture

The Lawton Constitution 26 May 2023
For West Africans in particular, the opportunity to see their culture on one of Miami’s biggest stage has been a long time coming. “African culture – especially now with Burna Boy, Davido, Wizkid, all that – is definitely a lot more popular,” said Evelyn Onyejuruwa, the founder of African fashion boutique Ankara Delights.

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