King Mas ~ Reggae (USA) 2017

King Mas ~ Reggae (USA) 2017

King Mas is a musical amalgamation of culture and art. A voice that reverberates thought-provoking messages, King Mas is a trailblazer for the conscious reggae fusion movement. Dubbed the “Musical Obeah Man”, The King has inherited an ancestral music tradition that spans generations. A native of Boston, Massachusetts, King Mas was born to culturally grounded Caribbean parents. His father Supreme, is a legendary calypso monarch from the island of Montserrat, and his mother a Clarendon born Jamaican who grew up during the formative years of reggae music. This is not to mention, an immensely talented lineage that is comprised of musicians and songwriters including Everton “Reality” Weeks, who wrote the…

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Bernice Boikanyo ~ Jazz (South Africa) 2017

Bernice Boikanyo ~ Jazz (South Africa) 2017

Bernice Boikanyo has always had a searing passion for music, it is this passion that started him on the path he finds himself today. As a young man Bernice began working at EMI/CCP Music, it was here where Mr Schlochberg (CEO of EMI/CCP), recognized the tenacity and live music articulation that Boikanyo harboured, released him from his job and sent him back to music school. Boikanyo’s career was further developed at Fuba Music Academy and then at Funda Art School where he earned himself a music diploma. He then further established himself as a professional artist by studying music business with Phakamani Music Industry Institute. Boikanyo is thus a well…

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Selmor Mtukudzi ~ Afro (Zimbabwe) 2017

Selmor Mtukudzi ~ Afro (Zimbabwe) 2017

Selmor Mtukudzi is a multi-award winning musician, and actress. Her music has won her numerous awards in her home country, Zimbabwe and abroad in the United States of America and nominations in Nigeria and the United Kingdom. Selmor Mtukudzi was born on 22 August 1983 to Oliver Mtukudzi and Melody Murape in Harare. She started singing at a tender age of 10 which saw her appearing in local films and dramas such as,” I Am The Future”, which featured at local cinemas. After completing school, she went to work as a sales representative for Adam  and Sons. The latter sold school uniforms. Her passion would not fade away but, in…

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De Lukes ~ Fusion (Zimbabwe) 2017

De Lukes ~ Fusion (Zimbabwe) 2017

De Lukes – is an Afrocentric soulful musician who touches up his genre with a fusion of Mbira and modern proclivities. His music reveres and respects the power of his chosen art form, his music consists of mbira instrument with modern proclivities backed up by a band .He is no stranger to the world of music and performance having cut his teeth in the music industry through his wide travels with various artists and groups in the country, where he has traveled countries such as Botswana, Namibia, Malawi, South Africa and Zambia. He is an artist who loves chasing dreams and has an unquenchable thirst to do everything. Among many…

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Misoji Nkwabi ~ Afro (Tanzania) 2017

Misoji Nkwabi ~ Afro (Tanzania) 2017

Misoji Nkwabi is among five children of Mr. Nkwabi Nghangasamala and Jennifer Bukombe.Her family grew up in musical environment because they were all singing in a church choir. Apart from singing in a church choir, Misojis mother is a pianist while her father worked at the college of arts which is now called TaSUBa before he retired. He played a big role in directing his children whenever they compose songs to be sang in the church when it is his turn to preach. Her passion in music made her started singing copies of different songs from artist within and outside the country since when she was ten years old. She…

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Fadhilee Itulya~Fusion (Kenya) 2017

Fadhilee Itulya~Fusion (Kenya) 2017

Fadhilee Itulya is a Kenyan “Worldmusic” artiste collaborating with other artists, in an effort to produce innovative shows and be able to share and put into practice his knowledge for the development of the Arts scene in Africa. He is the founder of Fadhilee’s garage a monthly concert at his garage as well as founder of the Annual multicultural Utam Festival. Fadhilee has staged his music in Kenya Uganda Tanzania Zanzibar Greece Sweden Switzerland, Norway, Germany among more. He is the African Brand ambassador for SWINTI Swiss made watches as of July 2017  

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Duu Top Acoustic ~ Fusion (Tanzania) 2017

Duu Top Acoustic ~ Fusion (Tanzania) 2017

Abdallah Seif Mohammed, whose stage name is Duu Top Acoustic, is a young emerging musician from Bagamoyo, Tanzania. BIO- DUU TOP ACOUSTIC He was born in 1987 and works as a freelance singer – songwriter as well as acoustic and bass guitar player. Duu Top Acoustic brings a unique style fusion of Tanzanian music and elements of music from other parts of Africa. His songs are dealing with issues in society and politics. He works nationaly and internationally: Tanzania, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Angola, The Netherlands, USA. At the tender age of 12 he started learning traditional music at Mtema Lugodi cultural group under chief music Mzee Digalu 1998 -2000. He mastered traditional dancing and drumming. Later he joined…

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Safi Theatre~Traditional (Tanzania) 2017

Safi Theatre~Traditional (Tanzania) 2017

Safi Theatre performs improvised traditional ngoma music (drumming and dance), blending their unique and lively shows with acrobatics in order to create an exciting mix of traditional Tanzanian Music and  artistic creativity. Musically the group plays a variety of danceable and energetic tunes by using traditional percussive instruments as well as other contemporary ones which includes Snare drum, Conga flutes and Toms.. The dancers are young girls and boys, aged between Twelve to Twenty years. Most of the members started performing at a very young age, usually from 7-8 years. Until 2015 the oldest member of the group is the leader and artistic director who is aged 35. He is…

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