Saul Williams, Ayo and Flavia Coehlo to Headline Swaziland's MTN Bushfire Festival

Headlining the MTN Bushfire Festival in Swaziland this year is soulful Romanian-Nigerian singer-songwriter Ayo. Joining her is US-based performance poet Saul Williams, described as “a leading voice on the spoken-word scene”, and his backing band. Lovers of fusion can catch reggae-meets-bossa nova sensation Flavia Coelho from Brazil. Among the South African acts billed are MXO, Jeremy Loops, Tonik, Mi Casa, DJ duo Revolution, and jazz maestro Adam Glasser’s Mzansi project, […]


Video: Youssou N'dour on his new album Dakar-Kingston

Today music welcomes back that unmistakable tenor – the voice of Youssou N’dour captured on his new album Dakar-Kingston. Recorded at the legendary Tuff Gong studios, it’s an exciting project where he revisits some of his repertoire but adds to it a roots-reggae feel under the guidance of former member of Bob Marley and the Wailers’ Tyrone Downie.  Other Wailers band members are also on board as are Jamaican poet/activist Muta […]