Peter Tosh, (born Winston Hubert McIntosh; 19 October 1944 – 11 September 1987) was a Jamaican reggae musician who was a core member of the band The Wailers (1963–1974), and who afterwards had a successful solo career as well as being a promoter of Rastafari.
Peter Tosh was born in Grange Hill, Jamaica, and was raised by his aunt. He began to sing and learn guitar at an early age, inspired by American radio stations. After a notable career with The Wailers and as a solo (...)
Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer-songwriter, dancer, businessman, and philanthropist. Often referred to by the honorific nickname "King of Pop", or by his initials MJ, his contributions to music, dance, and fashion, along with his publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades.
The eighth child of the Jackson family, he debuted on the professional music scene along with his brothers as a (...)
Not too long ago, former President Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria wrote a very critical open letter to current Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan in which he condemned him for bad governance, despotism and several other political sins. Well, Obasanjo’s own daughter, Iyabo (photo), who is also a politician, decided to write her father an open letter to let the world know what she called the other side of her father. It’s explosive, here it is:
It brings me no joy to have to (...)
Salif Keïta (born August 25, 1949) is an afro-pop singer-songwriter from Mali. He is unique not only because of his reputation as the "Golden Voice of Africa" but because he has albinism and is a direct descendant of the founder of the Mali Empire, Sundiata Keita. This royal heritage meant that under the Malian caste system, he should never have become a singer, which was deemed to be a griot’s role.
Keita was born in the village of Djoliba. He was cast out by his family and (...)
Alpha Blondy (January 1, 1953) born Seydou Koné in Dimbokro, Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) is a reggae singer and international recording artist. Many of his songs are politically motivated, and are mainly sung in his native language of Dioula, French and in English, though he occasionally uses other languages, for example, Arabic or Hebrew.
First son of a family of 8 children, Seydou Koné was raised by his grandmother, growing up in what he described as "among elders", which later was (...)
Yunalis Mat Zara’ai (born 14 November 1986 in Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia), commercially known as Yuna, is a Malaysian singer, songwriter, and businesswoman.
Yunalis Mat Zara’ai was born on the 14 November 1986 in Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia to parents from Perak. Yuna is of Bugis descent. Her father, Dato’ Mat Za’raai is the current legal advisor of Pahang and her mother is a high school teacher.
Yuna attended SMK USJ 4, where she completed her secondary (...)
By Graeme Ewens, The Guardian, London, UK.
When he appeared at the Barbican in London (May 2008), the singer, guitarist and bandleader Geraldo Pino, who died aged 69, November 10, 2008, revealed himself as one of the forgotten fathers of African popular music. He had a major influence on west Africa’s soul, funk and Afrobeat scene in the 1960s and 70s, and made a huge impression on the young Fela Kuti, yet his music had been largely unheard for the past 30 years.
Born and raised as (...)
29 December 2013
Charles Bradley (born November 5, 1948) is an American funk/soul/R&B singer, signed to the Daptone Records label under the Dunham Records division. His performances and recording style are consistent with Daptone’s revivalist approach, celebrating the feel of funk and soul music from the 1960s and 1970s. One review stated that Bradley "echoes the evocative delivery of Otis Redding".
He is the subject of a documentary, Soul of America, that premiered at South by Southwest in 2012. (...)
27 December 2013
Buying and Developing Property and doing Business in Liberia: Practical Advice for Liberians in the Diaspora.
By Dagbayonoh Kiah Nyanfore II, USA.
Most Liberians in the Diaspora want to either do business or buy land and build a house in Liberia. It is a dream to have something home, a mark of some success after many years of living abroad. With foreigners successfully doing business and enjoying Liberia, many Liberians in the Diaspora see an opportunity to participate in their home (...)
23 December 2013
Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 8:00 pm
Chan Shun Concert Hall, Vancouver, Canada.
Chan Centre Presents
Presented by the Chan Centre and the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival
This multi-disciplinary evening lovingly honours the life and work of Montreal-based folk musician, Lhasa. Bringing seven dancers, four singers and five instrumentalists together on one stage, artistic visionary Pierre-Paul Savoie’s Danse Lhasa Danse seamlessly melds concert and dance performance into (...)