Still basking in the euphoria of his numerous smash hits, Alterplate’s Harrison Tare Okiri famously known as Harrysong or Mrsongz as the case may be, has delivered the official visual to his monster hit, titled Samankwe featuring Dem Mama crooner, Timaya.
Directed by Adasa Cookey
The video also had cameo appearances by popular comedian, Bovi, Orezi, Alterplate talented artiste, Dezign and friends. Harrysong is simply imprinting his brand on the sand of time and there is no stopping him.
She is hard to miss with that impressive, unapologetic Diana Ross-esque mane but more than just a head of hair, Kaliné’s voice is certainly one worth getting to know. The Nigerian-born singer/songwriter and pianist whose clever threading of words and percussive style of piano playing is a direct product of her African roots. With a soulful elegance and funky flutter, she spreads her wings across a landscape of jazz, R‘n’B, and Afrobeat to create an authentic, alternative sound.
A graduate of Berklee College of music with a BMus in Film Scoring, she has a unique set of composition and production skills. In 2014, she released her first single and video ‘Ololufemi’ which garnered a lot of attention in Africa. Her most recent release (February, 2015) ‘The Fires Of Red: Season One’ is a body of work featuring 14 original songs and drawings (released over a period of 14 days) that serves as a visual songbook detailing a modern fictional drama. Several of her songs have been licensed for TV and film including ‘Falling For You’ licensed for the internationally acclaimed Nollywood movie ‘Flower Girl’ and TV series b430.
Among several performance opportunities, Kaliné has opened for Bob James & Fourplay, Chaka Khan, Angélique Kidjo, Keziah Jones, Bez, Somi and Victor Olaiya.
A strong advocate for social change, she has written a number of songs that address various social issues. ‘Stand and Fight’ that addresses domestic violence, won her 1st place in Berklee’s ‘Songwriting for Social Change’ competition (2012). ‘Bring Them Home’ written in honor of the Chibok girls that were abducted in April, 2014 (including a music video) and ‘Every Woman, Every Child’ a theme song written for a UN- affiliated foundation of the same name (focusing on improving global women and children’s health) are all part of her efforts to use her talent to shine a light on sensitive issues that affect our global community.
Kaliné recently performed the Nigerian National Anthem at The nigerian Embassy, D.C upon the arrival of President Muhammad Buhari.
Born in Kinshasa, the capital city of the Democratic Republic of Congo where he spent one half of his life before moving to New York City USA in 1996, music became Isaac’s path to navigate the world. With a family of traditional healers, and faith varying from Christianity to Islam, music is Isaac’s corner stone, which holds fragments of his identity together.
Brown Rice Family is today’s freshest world roots band jamming towards global
solidarity and organic happiness. Guided by a strong belief in the natural flow of things,
BRF provides the masses with a distinctively organic World Roots Music, which
encompasses jazz stylings, afrobeat, reggae, rock, Latin rhythms, hip-hop, and funk.
Awa Sangho’s earliest memories are of a childhood in which song has always been her response to life observations. She was raised in a community called Dire located in the Southern edge of the Sahara in Northern Mali, about 70 kilometers south of Timbuktu. This region of West Africa is noted for a diversity of world-class musicians and singers. The influential tinge of this regions sub-cultures shaped Awa, initially through song and dance as a child, through pursuit of performance in school, and exposure to the radio…where Awa was often found listening, singing, and discovering what makes each singer’s voice distinctive.
Discover Wesli : Haitian born star, anchored in Montreal since 2001, this multi instrumentalist singer-songwriter has been crowned “the strongest world creature Montreal presently has to offer internationally” by Alain Brunet, in La Presse. Be it in an acoustic trio formation (guitar, voice and percussion) or with his big band, Wesli consistently delivers a rich, festive and uniquely engaging sound. He conquers the heart of his audience through universal messages of hope, truth and peace and complex musical arrangements fusing dancehall, reggae, afrobeat, rara, konpa, funk, merengue and jazz. With four strong albums, Kouraj (2009), Liberté dans le noir (2012), Ayiti Étoile Nouvelle (2015) and ImmiGrand (2015) the independent artist travels from one international scene to the next building on successes such as Radio-Canada Revelation 2009-2010, Babel Music Med 2010 Award in France, as well as Galaxie Rising Star 2011 in Ontario. Each of his albums also cumulated various mentions, namely: simultaneous Top 10 World Albums on iTunes (ImmiGrand #1 and Ayiti Étoile Nouvelle #7); ADISQ Gala Nomination – Best World Music Album of the Year 2012, Top 25 Best Album of the Year 2011 and Top 3 World Music Album of the Year (Liberté dans le noir); as well as Canadian Folk Music Award Nomination – World Music Album of the Year 2009 (Kouraj).