Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Imagine Africa CD

Imagine Africa CD is a project that kinds of introduces East African music to the world. This album is being put together by East African musicians from Tanzania and Kenya. Witness who is a bongo flava artist has managed to have her songs included in the album. We’re all hoping this opportunity will give bongo flava more exposure beyond the borders of East Africa. The project is farther explained on the Imagine Africa CD homepage.

This is a great project; one that I’m hoping will lead to making a whole African Hip Hop album. An album that will blend together Hip Hop beats from the West and African rhythms. This project will not only shed light into Africa’s Hip Hop scene, but also unite young African artists. A good example of what I am trying to say is the upcoming album by Damian Marley and Nas called Distant Relatives. These are two artists who are very different, but they’re recording an album about Africa and for Africa.

Read more:
Imagine Africa homepage
Imagine Africa CD
Distant Relatives MySpace

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