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Friday, June 11, 2010

African Music Post World Cup Special

I felt so proud last night watching the world cup concert and seeing African musicians holding their own next to their American counterparts. for those that didn't get to see it, here a couple of the performances from the African musicians featured.

Name: Amadou & Mariam
Country: Mali
Song: "Welcome to Mali" and "Africa"

Name: BLK JKS (black Jacks)
Country: South Africa
Song: "Mzabalazo" and "Too Late" 

Name: Hugh Masekela (trumpeter) and Lira (jazz singer)
Country: South Africa
Song:  “Grazing in the Grass” and "Pata Pata"

Name: K'naan
Country: Somalia
Song: "Waving Flag"
*I nearly started crying when he sais "its our moment" and his voice starts to shake @ 4:10.

Name: Angélique Kidjo and Soweto gospel choir
Country: Benin and South Africa
Song: "Malaika", "Mama Africa", "Move On Up"

Name: The Parlotones
Country: South Africa
Song:Push Me To The Floor
*I need their albums in my life*

Name: Tinariwen
Country: Mali
Song: "Amassakoul" and "Imidiwan"

Name: Vieux Farka Toure
Country: Mali

Name: Vusi Mahlasela
Country: South Africa

Don't forget to watch the opening ceremony today @ 1pm on BBC.

source: http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/organisation/concert/artists/index.html
and youtube

MITNB .. .and go!Super Eagles!xxx 


Hell Notes for Beauty said...

All of theme were amazing. Angelique never fails, great post. I was washing dishes and listening.