The hottest urban tunes for 2013.
The hottest nigerian and ghanian hits, bootyshakers and floorfillers
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If you tired of the polished and weak popular wetern or even african songs, congolese music is like a big wake up slap to these polished songs. Congolese music can be crazy , wild and if you heard it first time, you may be like "wow, I have never heard nothing like this before". Its not easy listening at all. Congolese music seems like to break all rules of "how to do a hit music" and still its creating so many hits. It may seem like european music doesnt care about congolese music , but its more like that congolese music doesnt care about european music. You will never hear a copy of western melodies in congolese music. Congolese music is a world for itself. Congolese music says to the world: We dont care if you gonna like our music or not. We do it our way and its up to you if you gonna listen to it or no.
Check some contemporary congolese videos and dances and feel free to use is as a inspiration for upcomming Congolese Culture Night ;)
Extra musica : Rogga Rogga Kindoki 2 decades on the top
JB Mpiana: Mpunda ... I want to ride my bicycle choreography
Didie Lacoste: Boniomai ... feel the heat of the street in Kinshasa, at 3:23 the song turns into one of my most favourie riddims
Werason : Le, Le, Le, Le, Le ... when Werrason made a "casting" to choose 10 female dancers to do the choreography for his video Le, Le, Le, Le, Le and to acompany him on his european tour, more than 500.000 people joined the casting ! Thats what I call beeing a star in his own country ;) Thats Werrason: loved in Congo , not-loved in European Congo Diaspora. In U.K. they even cancell his concert blaming him for open support the congolese regime ( not so popular in Europe) and her dancers of beeing vulgar ( to be fair I must admit that some of the dances are really 18+ only )
You can blame Werrason from many things ( which star is not controversal ), but its also true he is a founder and donator of o shelter for more than 400 homelss street kids. And he does a great music:
If you thing congolese music is all about dance madness and craziness dont worry , there is also a romintic side of the music ... like the song La Vie Est Belle from congolese own Fally Ipupa
There could be more great videos posted and much more great contemporary congolese music. If you want to dance to it live, just join the Congolese Culture Night ;)
And if you want to listen the congolese music continuosly , this following mixtape , that includes moste of the contemporary hits, could satisfy your needs ;)
For some older tunes feel free to listen DJ Rossthe Boss mix Congo Musica from 2008:
ANDĚL NEW YEARS NIGHT 31.12. 2012: AFRO, Latin & Urban Flavour
Hi theeeeere , in November it is getting cold in Prague , please let me share with you some songs to warm your soul as a good cup of tea, enjoy ;)
After Afrobailar Prague festival kizomba music is still in my head. Tldreamz is a great example how smooth and catchy this music can be.
If worldmusic is about cooperation and dialougue between music styles and cultures , this cooperation between touareg group Tinariwen and indian Kiran Ahluwalia is the highest art of this dialougue to me.
The days of african low quality music videos are over , the new videos form the motherland from last few years are on the same level as a the newset western production and would fit by its quality to any MTW channels. The budget on this P-Square video had to be few milions dolars (or naira) at least, I quess.
If you prefer more minimalistc videos , I recomend yout this Youssoun Ndours masterpiece called Xale Bi
And back to the Afobailar, Les Hiritiers Du Throne showed us that coupé-decalé is not dead at all ;)
And what is your November feed? ;)
Do you like traditional african music? , do you like dance? , do you like sport? Are you living in (near) Prague?
If your answers are yes, than feel free to join the regular african dance classes with profesionalguinean dancer Bijou Camara. Music for each lesson is mixed live by DJ Ross the Boss. Fell free to join us, reservations needed.
Greetings people, how is your summer ... Sonic Africa is busy ... few mixtapes in progress.
Summertime requires summer music , so here is 5 songs that sound in my ears these days
1) 1 by 1 says Mavado and Laza Morgan in this dancehall song
2) from dancehall it close to ragga-zouk and Kymai is one of the best in it ..."dance sans complexe" ( dance without complexes ) is his message.
3) even in Africa they know do zouk very well ... this one is a guineen - congolese collaboration
4) when we talk about the sweet music ... this one is from Angola:
(this song make me wanna put my legs on the table and order Pina Colada )
5) meanwhile in Senegal ... mbalax music still rocks .... check out mama Cherie & check out how the ladies in the video dance ....cool
Enjoy the new mix, that was made as a prom for the upcoming Coupe decale Explosion, that will be held on 23rd June in Jamcafe, prague.
The world famous guinean drummer Mohamed Bangoura, master Drummer and Teacher in traditional Guinean Music will perfrome live on 17th March at Africa Night In Palanca
Afro-Bailar Kuduro Mix by Vitor Mendes & DJ Ross The Boss Mendes
This mixtape was made for Vitor Mendes kuduro wokshop in Prague
More info can be found on www.afrobailar.com website
Entry: 120 czk / 60 czk before 10pm
10pm - 10:40pm
MORKÉBA - Senegal,Gambia, Czech
-west african drums and dance performance
11pm - 0:00am
PRINCE ALFREDO AND THE WARRIORS - D.R.Congo
-live afropop, reggae
0:00 - 5:00 am
DJ ROSS THE BOSS - www.sonicafrica.com
DJ AMA AKA 12PLAY - www.soultrainweekender.eu/cs/menuartist/18-dj12play/21-dj-12-play
- afropop, coupedecale, hiplife, kizomba, kuduro, kwaito, mbalax, naija, reggae, semba, soukous, zouk
Additional programm: african market + african food by ACA culture.
Contest for the BEST AFRICAN COSTUME. A woman with the best african clothes will win a bottle of champaigne!
Recomended drescode: african, elegant
Recomendedmood: dancing, positive ;)
Everybody welcome, invite your friends and join us inthis unique event.
"Following the musical diaspora from Africa to the Caribbean and back again, the story of Rumba is one of the central narratives of modern music. This edition of Radio Ngoma explores amazing dance music from places like the Congo and Nigeria to Haiti, Guadalupe, Colombia -- timeless music to warm the heart and move the feet."
Dj Zhao - Radio Ngoma 8 Transatlantic Rhythm Passage by reboot.fm
...yes, that's right. Its a fact that zouk is getting popular. And now you can hear it in countries, you wouldn't expect before.
For example Kenya
Let's start the new year with some cool mixtape. DJ Zhao's Chop Chop Akwaaba SuperMix is an awesome eclectic mixtape that put together many different styles from allover africa. This mixtape is was released to the second anivesary of Akwaba project and by Akwaba's words this mixtape is ... "an epic journey into the heart of contemporary African pop music"
Listen to the mixtape