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VIILY AND THE XTREME VOLUMES WILL GIVE AN UNCOLONISED CONCERT ON SEP 18

Nigerian singer and composer Villy Odili based in Ghana in company of his sensational band The Xtreme volumes will give their yearly ‘Uncolonised’ concert on September 18.

Villy Odili

The group, known for their groundbreaking EP ‘Humanimals’ are keeping to their tradition of presenting live and conscious quality music at One Corner Garden in Accra. This year’s concert features eclectic and soulful musicians Ria Boss and Tommywa.
The gate is 50 Cedis only, and show time is 8PM.
Those outside of Accra can watch and follow the show on Villy’s Instagram! WOOHOO.

Uncolonised concert

Merchandise made in Ghana and Africa will be on sale at the show.
Check out Villy and the Xtreme Volumes on BBC News Africa.

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Sábado terá Afrobeat e World Black Music AO VIVO

Com músicas autorais, a cantora e compositora nigeriana Okwei Odili apresenta o show “Amor, Sempre” em conjunto com integrantes da banda Aweto, formada em 2016: Kamile Levek (Guitarra), Marco Oliveira (Baixo) e Riam Santos (batera).

“A Real da Liv/fe” é uma realização dos grupos que coabitam a Casa Preta Espaço de Cultura – Aldeia Coletivo, Ateliê Cenográfico Maurício Pedrosa, Bogum Ambiente Criativo, Grupo Vilavox e Macumba Produções.
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“A Real da Liv/fe” da @casapretaespacodecultura
Okwei Odili e banda Aweto
12 de setembro (sábado), 20h
Transmissão ao vivo no YouTube e Facebook da Casa Preta Espaço de Cultura.

Okwei Odili e a Banda Aweto – Foto da Afrikajump

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Nigeria and Brazil team up with Okwei Odili’s ‘Wakawaka Afrobeats Remix’

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Okwei’s work in Nigeria and the joint album with IFA Afrobeat band from Bahia made her and her band AWETO one of the most beloved bands on the Salvador music scene.

Photo by Wilton Cruz in Commons Studio Bar, Bahia

In her new single WAKAWAKA Afrobeats Remix, she teams up with Brazilians Jose Balbino – DJ Zebb on Programming and Production, Mateus Aleuia Rodrigues Lima on Trumpet and Jarbas Jacome on Guitar.

The song talks about love and aims to offer comfort in these special times. The first line of the chorus is inspired by Fela Kuti, creator of Afrobeat from Nigeria.

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O trabalho de Okwei na Nigéria e o álbum conjunto com a banda IFA Afrobeat da Bahia fez ela e sua banda AWETO uma das bandas mais amado da cena musical de Salvador.

Em seu novo single WAKAWAKA Afrobeats Remix, ela se une aos brasileiros Jose Balbino – DJ Zebb (Programação/Produção ), Mateus Aleluia Filho(Trompete), e Jarbas Jacome(Guitarra).

A música fala sobre amor e tem como objetivo oferecer conforto nestes tempos em que mais precisamos. A primeira linha do refrão é inspirada por Fela Kuti, criador de Afrobeat da Nigéria.

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7 EPIC TIMES TONY ALLEN MADE US SAY ‘YEAH YEAH’

The world lost its best drummer Tony Allen Yesterday April 30, 2020.

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The maestro was aged 79. This is a celebration of his life and legacy.

Nigeria’s Tony Allen co-originated Afrobeat with Fela Kuti who famously declared that ‘Without Tony Allen, there would be no Afrobeat’. The genre became a sound of resistence, loved and copied around the world and which back home in Lagos, inspired the new age genre- Afrobeats which put Nigeria’s pop music on the world map in the past decade.

Tony Allen’s extensive music trajectory has been wildly documented audio-visually, in literature , on the internet and evidently in his discography. Since the 60s where he became the musical director of Fela’s band from 1968- 1979 and after they parted ways over personal choices, both remained collaborators, with Tony Allen actively performing music till the very end of his life. We have been so blessed and lucky.

Here are 7 epic times when the Afrobeat King made us say ‘Yeah Yeah’.

1. When Fela’s band just transitioned from being called Koola Lobitos to Africa 70 in the late 60s and them with Tony Allen recorded the epic and groovy track Witchcraft in 1969.

2. With his masterful art and swing in the Fela Kuti hit song Roforofo fight from 1972.

3. In 1976 when he, Fela Kuti, the band and America’s Sandra Izsadore featured on the heavy hitter Upside Down and his drumming seemed to defy gravity.

4. When he split from Fela Kuti leaving with some members of his band and eventually teamed up with Fela and Africa 70 with his first solo album and the singled named after the album.

5. 2010 was the year Tony Allen and Hugh Masekela would cross paths during their tours. Their shared love for Fela and Afrobeat made them decide to record a joint album. Rejoice was released finally in 2019, one year after the legendary South African trumpeter passed. The album showed the minimalist side of Afrobeat. May their beautiful souls rock in peace. We especially love track 4- Never (Lagos Never Gonna Be The Same)

6. His Drum Masterclass with young people in 2016 hosted by Boiler Room UK.

7. And last but never least, a Friday Flashback to when he released his genial soul piercing single Go Back featuring Damon Albarn from his 2014 album Film of life.

Rest in Power, King. Thank you for the heavy groove.

Check Out Tony Allen on Spotify And on Youtube

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We’re having a Summer Partyyyy

We are excited for one more edition of AFRIKAJUMP PARTY at Boqueirao House in Santo Antonio on Friday 24/01. Whooooooo.

The wonderful Nigerian singer beloved in Bahia- Okwei Odili and the most intercontinental band in Salvador- AWETO will present the singer’s original works in addition to world classics, heralding our summer season, so come and let’s sing along!

Okwei and her Aweto Band.

Okwei will be accompanied by Kamile Levek on Guitar, CriminL W on Keyboards, Riam Santos on Drums and Danilo Duarte on Bass. Come and enjoy this summer party with us at the seaside.

Hugs and see you on Friday..

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Okwei Odili releases Wakawaka Video.

Okwei Odili, Nigerian singer and composer has put out visuals for her acoustic version of her song ‘WAKA WAKA’. Yeahhhhh.

Waka waka means ‘to walk’ or someone who walks a lot’. The artist whose musical influences are Afrobeat and world black genres divides her time between Nigeria, Ghana and Brazil. The song was made by Jose Balbino at Casa Laranja Studios in Salvador Brazil.

The video was shot and directed by MBZ Afrika in Salvador Brazil. Check it out below.

Okwei is presently the musical director of Aweto Band, and is recording her new album which is an eclectic mix of African, Brazilian and World styles.

Connect with Okwei via the artist’s social platforms below.

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Queens Run Things at Intercenas Musicais, Salvador #bilingualpost

The weekend of 15 and 16 November was a memorable one for music lovers in Salvador Brazil. Fans were thrilled with Brazilian and world music and also important is the bands and projects were women-led. And we were there for it, love.

The event which happened at Commons Music Bar started with the incredible Héloa from Sergipe, Brazil. Launching her second new album ‘Opará’ which celebrates the ‘meeting of waters’ and her ancestrality.

After her delicious set which left all wanting more, Nigerian singer and composer Okwei Odili and her band Aweto came on and gave an incredible performance which won them more fans. The fantastic DJ Belle then gave us something to hit the road with. Known in Brazil as a ‘Saidera’. Check out Okwei!

The next day 16 was the day for African-American duo ‘Oshun‘. The hall which was packed full of happy and excited people sang and danced along with the inspirational and exceptional artists. Take a look.

It is a thing of beauty when people- women- especially African and of African origins taking the spotlight to inspire and show what they can. THANK YOU QUEENS.

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As rainhas dirigem tudo na Intercenas Musicais, Salvador.

O fim de semana de 15 e 16 de novembro foi memorável para os amantes da música em Salvador, Brasil. Os fãs ficaram emocionados com a música brasileira e mundial, e também importante por que foi pelas mulheres.

O evento que aconteceu no Commons Music Bar começou com o incrível Heloa de Sergipe que lançou seu novo álbum ‘Opará’, na Bahia. O disco comemora ‘o encontro das águas’ e sua ancestralidade.

Depois de seu set maravilhoso que deixou todos querendo mais, a cantora e compositora nigeriana Okwei Odili e sua banda Aweto apresentou uma performance incrível que conquistou mais fãs. A fantástica DJ Belle forneceu a saidera.

No dia seguinte, 16 foi o dia da dupla afro-americana ‘Oshun’. O salão que estava cheio de gente cantava e dançava junto com artistas inspiradores e excepcionais.

É uma coisa de beleza quando pessoas – mulheres – especialmente africanas e de origem africana, ficar em frente, nos palcos, para inspirar e mostrar o que podem. OBRIGADO RAINHAS.

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African- American Duo Oshun, Nigerian singer Okwei Odili and Héloa from Brazil storm Intercenas Musicais Festival in Salvador Brazil.

Tomorrow Friday 15/11 is Intercenas Musicais Festival at Commons Studio Bar in Salvador, Brazil.

The festival which boasts of a long line of some of Brazil and the world’s talented musical artists opens its doors yet again at 8PM to fans and artists like beautiful singer/songwriter Héloa from Sergipe, Brazil who came into the limelight with her first EP entitled Soltar. She will also launch her new album entitled Opará.

After her show, amazing Nigerian singer and composer Okwei Odili takes the stage in company of her band AWETO. Okwei who lives between West Africa and Brazil,  gained visibility in the enchanting South American nation when she and some local Brazilian musicians from Salvador formed a band IFA in her first visit to Brazil, which led to a joint album in 2015. Now the enchanting and inspirational artist with her band will present some of her works in true Afrobeat and Soul fashion. The show will end with a DJ set by Dj Belle.

On Saturday, the party continues with Afrofuturistic American group Oshun. The women will bring their bliss vibes, heavy beats and conscious lyrics which have earned them a growing cult following from 8pm, with locally acclaimed and respected Dj Dudoo Caribe ending the show.

For more info about the festival, check Commons Studio Bar

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LAGOS-BAHIA CONNECTION: Okwei Odili out with Acoustic Soul EP.

The ACOUSTIC LOVE Ep by Nigerian Afrobeat/Soul Singer Okwei Odili is out!

The project comes after the Collaborative album between Okwei Odili and IFA Afrobeat- the first Afrobeat band from Salvador Brasil to gain national prominence. The EP named IFA Afrobeat + Okwei V Odili won one of Brazil’s biggest Music Awards- The Dorival Caymmi Prize in the category of ‘Best New Revelation’ in 2015. Listen here

https://ifafrobeat.bandcamp.com/album/i-f-afrobeat-okwei-v-odili-ep

Since then Okwei who divides her time between both countries has established her band- Aweto and they are currently recording a new album to follow Acoustic Love. Check out Acoustic Love and more of the artist’s music in the Link Below.

https://fanlink.to/okwei

The EP was produced by Jose Balbino.

Picture by Adeola Olagunju.

Connect with the artist-

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https://www.instagram.com/okweiodili/

https://www.facebook.com/OkweiNigeria/

 

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NIGERIAN SINGER AND GUEST ARTISTS TO HEADLINE OUR PARTIES FOR MONTH OF AFRICAN CONSCIOUSNESS IN SALVADOR BRAZIL.

We are excited to be having our first ever party or parties as it is, celebrating the Month of African consciousness – or in Brazil- “Mês da Consciência Negra” or Black Month – Mês negro.

On November 20 this day is celebrated officially, and is alternatively called ‘Dia Nacional de Zumbi’- National Day of Zumbi.

#HISTORYTIP Zumbi (1655-1695) is a historic figure in Brazil, particularly for African-Brazilians. He gave his life in his fight and revolt against slavery. A real champ.

As you may know, besides Nigeria, Brazil is the second country with the most humans of African origin. Where better to also have our parties, right?

As we are immensely proud of our roots, we will be putting up four shows in November- each Saturday at Gamboa Nova Theatre, our principal partner for the project. Special thanks to our media support, TVE Bahia and Educadora FM.

To kick off this party entitled FESTA AFRIKAJUMP! Nigerian singer and composer Okwei Odili and her band AWETO will present shows in company of other invited artists, amazing musicians like Fabiana Rasta, Vivi Akwaba, Jôh Ras, Teekay Omoyele, Normando Mendes, Lalo Aleman, Bobo Tafari, Suyá Nascimento and more. We are so excited!!!

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All shows start at 19HS PROMPT. COME if you are in Salvador.

We shall keep you posted!

Also don’t forget to check out our facebook, there are gems there too fam.

https://www.facebook.com/AfrikajumpWorldwide/

Want to be part of the festivities? Get tickets-

NOV 3- http://bit.ly/2Q3wcBe

NOV 10- http://bit.ly/2Q3wcBe

PEACE!