Latest News for: African melody


I’m honoured to be part of this year’s Afro Pfingsten festival -Yaa Yaa

Ghana Web 21 Apr 2021
The coordinator of this year’s festival has disclosed the selection of three Ghanaian artistes such as the melodious songstress Yaa Yaa, the African Lioness Wiyaala, and the “Heaven there’s no beer” hitmaker Atongo Zimba to grace the festival with their live music performances.

Bheki Mseleku: An activist on his own terms

Mail Guardian South Africa 20 Apr 2021
In April that year there was an event called Freedom Melody ... The African Jazz Pioneers were there, I think, and the Jazz Survivors from Zimbabwe ... Even though Bheki had a great technique and could play very fast, the other thing is that he was very strong on melody ... It’s a question of melody and also inflection of a sound from here.

DJ Speedsta dragged for dissing amapiano DJs

Independent online (SA) 19 Apr 2021
It is distinguished by high-pitched piano melodies, kwaito basslines, low tempo 90s South African house rhythms and percussions from another local subgenre of house known as Bacardi. In 2020, the genre experienced increased popularity across the African continent with noted ...

Arts for the Soul brings American Spiritual Ensemble

Lincoln Journal Star 17 Apr 2021
These songs, a combination of African, American and European traditions, create a new type of melody in which a sense of identification was created within the enslaved community ... Group members travel nationally and internationally, celebrating the music of African American slaves ... Today, there are over 6,000 Black American melodies.

Capitol Insider: Celebrating women who made Ohio political history

The Columbus Dispatch 16 Apr 2021
House history ... Those both came after she won election in 1991 as the the first African American woman elected to Columbus City Council ... She also was the first African-American woman elected to Franklin County Common Pleas Court. • Melody Stewart, the first Black women elected to the state's highest court, a little more than two years ago ... Louis.

The 100 best albums of the 21st century, according to critics

Missoulian 15 Apr 2021
Be transported far away by the West African sounds of Ali Farka Touré, Toumani Diabaté, and Bassekou Kouyaté, or go back in time with Woody Guthrie’s recordings from the 1940s or a 1992 Nirvana concert in Britain ... His sons Moustafa and Mamadou play ngonis, traditional West African lutes, and American blues artist Taj Mahal adds vocals to the album.

American Girl unveils new Civil Rights-era doll

CBS News 14 Apr 2021
This summer, it will release a new historical doll, Melody, the company’s third African-American doll ... .

Small-scale spinach farmer supplies Africa’s biggest retailer

Fresh Plaza 13 Apr 2021
South African farmer Kipas Melodi started his business by spotting a gap in the market and through sheer luck he was aided by the buying team at Shoprite and Checkers. However, Melodi’s story began many years earlier, when he ... quoted Melodi as saying.

Review: Musical Excellence of Mridangam by Umayalpuram K Sivaraman, T Ramasami, MD Naresh

Hindustan Times 02 Apr 2021
Any study of the tonality of such instruments should therefore involve a comprehensive study of not just the fundamental frequency produced by the skin of the drum (as seen in Latin and West African percussion), but the complex harmonics that provide a scaffold for the melody to be built upon.

Pascale’s Kitchen: Mimouna treats by Yossi Azulay

The Jerusalem Post 01 Apr 2021
 Walking into a friend’s backyard for a Mimouna celebration is one of the most exciting moments in the Jewish calendar ... Azulay produced an album called Tfilot (Prayers) as well as an album titled Andalous, which focuses on North African Jewish liturgical melodies, including a duet with renowned French singer Enrico Macias ... MUFLETTA ... Dough..

Attractive chamber works by Afro-British composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor on new CD

People's World 16 Mar 2021
... Saluting the Colours,” “Four African Dances,” “Twenty-four Negro Melodies,” “Kubla Khan,” “Symphonic Variations on an African Air,” “Bamboula, Rhapsodic Dance,” and “A Tale of Old Japan.” Many of these obviously reflect a special interest in Africa and the African Diaspora.

This historian is preserving North African Jewish music from a bygone era

The Jerusalem Post 13 Mar 2021
The lyrics and melodies encoded on the shellac told him many stories. “Here we have a history of North African Jews in their own words in Arabic through the music, which is traditional and popular and everything in between,” Silver said ... melody,” he said.

Anu: Female percussionist on the rise

Business Day Online 12 Mar 2021
Yes, the drums, guitars, pianos and all manner of modern music instruments are everywhere, but she chose the local tool for melody just to promote the rich African cultural heritage. As well, her dexterity in beating the instrument, her ‘Africanized’ melodies and her energetic dancing steps make her quite unique as she performs.

Karima Brown stood on the shoulders of giants in journalism

Independent online (SA) 08 Mar 2021
Melody Emmet, executive member of the Southern African FreelancersAssociation (Safrea), posted a poem penned by Athol Williams, headlined ... Kate Skinner, outgoing executive director of the South African National Editors Forum (Sanef), paid a glowing tribute to the fallen foot-soldier, whom Sanef supported during her battle with the EFF ... .

MOMENTS WITH THE MINISTER: Live in harmony Romans 12:14-16

Sherman Herald Democrat 25 Feb 2021
Usually in church we all sing the melody, but some of the folks that have been in choir for awhile, they’ll find a harmony just above or below the melody as they sing along beside you. Sometimes it’s third above the melody. I love to listen to the harmonies of the African Church in Malawi.