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P-Square Features T.I In 'Ejeajo,' Disappoints African Music Lovers (VIDEO) Tags: Music News P Square Artists Nigeria RnB

Nigerian pop duo P-Square have shot a music video with American rapper T.I. for a song "Ejeajo" on their forthcoming sixth studio album.

Their album is one of the most anticipated albums in recent times in Nigeria, it will be interesting to hear the direction they’ll be taking their body of work.

P-Square’s older brother and manager Jude Okoye was also present at the shoot.

But many African music lovers believes that P-Square, which is considered one of Africa's top musicians, did not really surprised their fans -the way they used to; this is how one fan of P-Square put it: "Psquare! i love you guys but you let me down with this song! for christ sake,this is just like lionel richie going into rap or afrobeat.....stick to do what you do best.
you guys are still my number one :)."

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But according to P-Square, the music is all about saying what is true -the fact:

This new video "Ejeajo" is nothing but testament to that fact. Raising the bar a bit higher this time around, PSquare went all out to recruit one of the U.S’ hottest rappers and hitmaker, T.I. With their 6th studio album set to drop in a jiffy, the magical duo overcame a family rift and subsequently released 3 singles off the upcoming album. "Ejeajo" is a contemporary pop tune spiced with a sprinkle of Afrobeat and archetypical Michael Jackson dance steps even the late singer would be proud of. Directed by the ever reliable Clarence Peters and elder brother to the duo, Jude 'Engees' Okoye, the video does absolute justice to the song itself. If you're a fan of electric pop and quick dance steps, you'll definitely love this one. Check it out!

Well, we hope you enjoy the music.

Tour 2 Garde New Song 'Massaka' All African Dance Tags: Music News Ivory Coast Tour 2 Garde Artists Massaka

Tour 2 Garde "Massaka" a new dance and song is for the entire village, party, club, townhall, and so on. The song will have you dancing and shaking your bum, feet and head. Tour 2 Garde considered themselves to be an Ivorian Hip Hop group. The group new jam is a hit .

As soon the song hit online, the group informed their fans and suppoters: "At last the sound clip that will make you dance all these holidays. The Makassar, new sound, new dance."

French: Voici enfin le clip du son qui va vous faire danser toutes ces vacances. Le Makassa, nouveau son, nouvelle danse. 

VIDEO - Tour 2 Garde - Massaka

Source:Lartink@beeafrican.org

Mauritanian singer Noura Mint Seymali goes global Tags: Music News Artists Mauritania Noura Mint Seymali Singer Female Artists

Listening to Mauritanian singer Noura Mint Seymali’s newest album Tzenni is like enjoying a complex and meticulously prepared meal. Like an aromatic spice, her striking voice adds richness to each song, combining gorgeously with guitar, bass, drums and the ardine – a Mauritanian string instrument. Some of the songs are even named for types of food, like El Mougalmen – a Mauritanian dish which mixes spices and flowers. The song’s lyrics blend many unrelated themes, reflecting the amalgamated nature of her work.

Noura Mint Seymali grew up in a family of musicians and says she is deeply influenced by their work. This lineage gives her album a sense of historical depth, as if the listener is enjoying something that took decades to prepare. And such tradition is important to Seymali – she says that she wants “the music of Mauritania to be known around the world” – however, one of her trademarks is also fusion. She combines the traditions of her country with a litany of genres that include Tuareg guitar rock, blues, hip-hop, flamenco, reggae and funk.Yet, of course such fusion is not something completely new. Seymali’s father, Seymali Ould Mouhamed Vall, brought Arab musical traditions together with Mauritanian ones when he studied in Iraq many decades ago.

An interesting local versus international dynamic has arisen with Seymali’s career. Seymali and her husband Jeiche Ould Chighaly (who plays guitar with her, and also has his own musical career) tour internationally, yet they also still play at weddings and baptisms in Mauritania. Speaking about such local performances the two are modest. They say that such shows are easy for people like them, people who grew up in families of griots where music is ubiquitous. They joke that if someone called right at that moment and asked them to do a concert, they could go do it right away without any rehearsal.  “Griots,” Jeiche Ould Chighaly says, “do not need to practice for marriages.”

Yet, it is clear that playing at concerts and baptisms requires a high amount of technical skill and local social savvy.  Mauritanian music has its own tonal scale and a complex system of five musical modes – performing at a wedding means moving through all of them. Weddings in Mauritania, explains manager and band drummer Matthew Tinari, can get particularly rowdy; some families hire security guards for crowd control.

Translating the traditions of a Mauritanian griot to the international stage isn’t always a straight forward task either. Seymali and her band have already toured Africa, Asia and Europe and are just starting to tour in the United States. Touring internationally requires mastering a different set of social and technical skills from that of the Mauritanian wedding scene. The days before concerts, Seymali explained, are full of “rehearsals, rehearsals.” Playing in so many settings, explains her husband, requires knowing “how to find the taste of the public.” Of course, like any good performer, they make their craft seem effortless on stage.

Her lyrics, beautiful enough to be enjoyed with or without the music, reflect her constantly changing, complicated musical skills and context. The title song, “Tzenni,” makes this clear:

Everything turns, everything changes. Nothing in this life is stable; everything can change at a moment’s notice. Sometimes life brings happiness and sometimes sadness.  What real decisions can be made, what course can be taken in a world that’s always changing?

There’s a dynamic contemporary culture of poetry in Mauritania, and Seymali both writes her own words, and draws on the work of the poetry community of her home country. Matthew Tinari calls the work of this community an “open source” body of work which many artists draw on. “Tzenni” also reflects the work and stamina required for their lifestyle: “We joke around about it,” explains Tinari, “running around like crazy, trying to hustle.”

Though Noura Mint Seymali says she sings to show Mauritanian music to the world, she also just likes making audiences happy. The richness of her music ultimately comes from Seymali’s meticulous engagement with her country’s history, with the current global music landscape, and with her own personal journey as a musician. Turn it up and let it fill the nooks and crannies of your room.

The Noura Mint Seymali band will be performing in New York today alongside Teddy Afro at Summerstage in Central Park.

Source: africasacountry

Bracket In 'Nana' New Jam (VIDEO) Tags: Music Artists Bracket Videos Nigeria RnB

Bracket new jam "Nana" is hitting the air-way, from Nigeria to Ghana, and from Uganda to Liberia and all around the World. Bracket Nana is here, and it's a soul song for all the lovers. Vast and Smash, collectively known as Bracket, know how to make a good and feel-good music; they are the same group who sang "yori Yori," and this was one of the best Afrinan hit ever. Bracket is a Nigerian musician.

Bracket new video is realese by Ape Planet Records; it was directed by Clarence Peters. below is the video.

VIDEO: Bracket - Nana

Soure: Milah@beeafrican.org

DJ Leo New Video 'Collant Coller' Booty Jam (VIDEO) Tags: Music DJ Leo Artists Ivory Coast Dance VIDEOS

DJ Leo,Ivorian musician, drops his new sexy and hot single "Collant Coller" -meaning Stick Sticking in Englsih; the video captured the beauty and wonder of African women BIG booty. DJ Leo is said to be known for his good Ivory beat, alongside with good dance.

And the video is funny -it showed how a BIG booty woman can make people, especiallyman, confuse. below is the video.

Source: Milah@beeafrican.info

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