This day (December 17, 2011), in São Vicente, Cape Verde, died Cesária Évoraa, popular singer known as the Queen of Morna. v MORE FROM CESÁRIA ÉVORA [/toggle]
This day (November 9, 2008), in Castel Volturno, Italy, died Miriam Makeba, a South African singer and civil rights activist
This day ( September 22, 1946), in Ondo, Nigeria, is born Sunday Adeniyi a.k.a King Sunny Adé, a performer of Yoruba Nigerian jùjú music.
This day (August 2, 1997), inLagos, Nigeria, diedFela Anikulapo Kuti,a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist musician, composer and pioneer of Afrobeat music.
This day (July 14, 1960 ), in Ouidah, Benin, is born Angelique Kidjo, a Beninoise singer and songwriter.
Recorded in July 2014 at “Jazz in Marciac Festival”, “At Home” is an album by Cuban pianist Roberto Fonseca and Malian musician Fatoumata Diawara.
Released on October 20, 2014, “Film of Life” is the tenth album by Nigerian drummer Tony Allen.
Released in May 21014, “The Lagos Music Salon” is the second album by American born Somi.