Angolan/Cape Verdean producer and DJ Djeff Afrozilia delivered a consummate Afro-house album last year in Soldier Ascension. The title track’s video set the bar high, its theme about the life-giving qualities of the music. For his next one he spreads the vibrations further afield to one of the many destinations his 2013 tours took him – Hong Kong. “I thought, ‘why not show people how music transcends culture?’” says Djeff […]
2013 is the year that Afro house music started to make inroads in mainstream music across African territories. South Africa’s well established sound and scene were at the centre of this trend with its more commercial vocal outfits such as Mafikizolo, Liquideep and Micasa not only touring but also charting in several African countries – more than we’ve seen before. (Expect to see more collaborations between acts from different African […]
AfriPOP! Exclusive: Os Kuduristos Hits the US (Dates)+Meet Angolan Afro-House Artist Francis Boy (Video)
Following the strong response to this fall’s European dance battles and events, Os Kuduristas will bring Kuduro’s energy to club sets in the States in collaboration with global bass icons like Chief Boima, DJ KS*360, and DC’s Sol Power All Star DJs. This is the first American tour for Os Kuduristas (oskuduristas.com). It starts today and features some of the best Kuduro dancers from cialis buy online Angola, showcasing the highly energetic dance and […]
One of Angola’s top house music DJs/producers, Silyvi talks about his approach to making music, being co-signed by the legendary Louis Vega and the bad-assness of kuduristas! Three mon buy viagra online at cheap price ths ago he put out this song – a collaboration with African Roots, a house music outfit from cialis online without no prescription Soshanguve in South Africa. South African house music has long been an […]
London gets a late pass but better that than never. Thanks to Shadow and Act for this fantastic tip-off. The winner of 6 African Movie Academy Awards, Londoners will enjoy a limited theatre run of ‘Viva Riva’ on June 24th. Watch the trailer under the hood.
Kuduro Crew Reps A Movement By Nosa Garrick A word that has been permeating the internet for some time now is Kuduro. Google it and a number of videos appear featuring kids gyrating and moving their limbs to a lively breakbeat. Another video that pops up is Buraka Som Sistema’s “Sound of Kuduro” featuring indie culture-clash titan MIA. With MIA urgently calling out the hook and dancers working their moves, […]
Kuduro Crew Hits Up LPR By Nosarieme Garrick On Wednesday, November 4th Buraka Som Sistema will be tearing through these New York City streets. The Portuguese/Angolan trio will be all the way live from NYC’s Le Poisson Rouge, bringing us booty-shaking break beats and kuduro. So if you’re in NYC and you’ve been feeling like dusting off your dancing shoes, we can’t think of a better time to do it. […]