The Kilimanjaro Entertainer Newsletter Vol. 12, 2009
THIS WEEK ON KE411
A couple of weeks ago, we brought you the story of Emmanuel Jahl, a Sudanese artist creating waves in the U.S. and European music world. This week we feature K’Naan, Toronto-based Somali rapper. Read what he says about his music and the Somali piracy issue.
Children’s music is dominating Ziggy Marley’s melody making these days – both for himself and on behalf of his father, Bob Marley.
His new album, “Family Time” is a collection of what he refers to as “family music.”
This is eidtion twelve of our continuing series on Kenyan artitst based in the Diaspora. Kennedy Lorya, aka Dynamq, is the featured artist this week.
His stage name is Swahili for “pepper” and yes, his voice is just as hot. Pilipili, the velvet voice of Genge music, performs in Minneapolis on Saturday, May 2nd.
VIDEOS OF THE WEEK
Every week, our staff searches the internet and picks the most interesting music videos for your eyes. Here is what we picked for you this week:
The African video of the week comes to us from the South African country of Namibia. The song is Okurama kwe temba by Stella.
The new song Sunshine by Nameless and Abida is the Kenyan video of the week.
NO. 1 HOT SELLER
A DVD documentary and CD compilation combo that retraces the roots of Benga music. Follow Benga’s spread from it’s roots around the shores of Lake Victoria in western Kenya in the early 60′s to becoming the most popular music in Kenya. The package also contains a 20-page booklet laden with information and photos. This one is going fast. BUY NOW
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