Yemi Alade is still riding high from the success of her latest album, Mama Africa, which featured collaborations with P-Square, Flavour, Sarkodie and many more.
The Nigerian afropop singer just released the video for her new upbeat single “Want You,” which features an electronic Caribbean-infused beat produced by Wizkid-signee Maleek Berry. Could this be a sign of the new sound to come from her next album?
Watch the versatile entertainer frolic and dance on a California beach with her friends in this flirty summer clip directed by Ovié Étseyatsé.
This one’s definitely summer playlist material. Watch the official video below:
Duncan Daniels gets help from Lagos-based folk singer Aduke Okin on the soulful “Six Past Six,” the perfect soundtrack to that summer romance.
The slow jam, which was written, mixed and produced by Daniels is described as having a “rhythmic afro beat, mixed in a soulful atmosphere.”
Duncan Daniels, who recently got a nomination at the 2016 NEA Awards for Best Diaspora Artist, is said to have met Aduke in Harlem, New York a year ago.
Check out “Six Past Six” below:
Before Thomas Sankara, Burkina Faso was The Republic of Upper Volta. During a period of cultural revolution in the ‘60s and ‘70s, the nation witnessed an explosion of new bands and sounds across its large cities.
Centered around the cultural capital of Bobo-Dioulasso, the new compilation Bobo Yéyé: Belle Époque in Upper Volta rounds up several rare and spell-binding tracks from the notable names of the era like Volta Jazz, Dafra Star, Echo Del Africa, and Les Imbattables Léopards.
Bobo Yéyé: Belle Époque in Upper Volta will be released as a 3-disc, 37-song box set by archival label Numero Group. It will also feature a hardcover book of photographer Sory Sanlé’s striking and intimate documentation of the faces and the scene of 1970s Bobo-Dioulasso.
Listen to our premiere of Volta Jazz’s “Wêrê Wêrê Magne,” which plays like a marriage between Burkina Faso and Cuba, below:
For more music fixes check out our previous playlist. Have a good week with Chicamod!