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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.

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

This thursday August 8, Nigerian singer and songwriter Okwei Odili in company of her band- AWETO will present Afrobeat, Brazilian and World music styles in her compositions and popular classic covers at Afrikajump first party as we reach the last quarter of 2019. YEAH!

The party holds in Oliveiras, a cool pub in the serene and historical San Antonio in Salvador Bahia, from 8pm. Okwei will present in the company of Kamile Levek- Guitar, Riam Santos- Drums, Bruno Almeida- Keyboards and Normando Mendes- Bass.

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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In our last post we talked about Brazil’s month of Black consciousness, which is November. We also told you we’ll be celebrating our cultural heritage by having FOUR concerts this November, one every Saturday at Gamboa Nova theatre. Re- NIGERIAN SINGER AND GUEST ARTISTS TO HEADLINE OUR PARTIES FOR MONTH OF AFRICAN CONSCIOUSNESS IN SALVADOR BRAZIL.

We had the very first on the third of November and it was just fantastic.

Okwei and her band Aweto, thrilled and entertained guests with her compositions influenced by African rhythms interwoven with contemporary styles of elsewhere and Brazil. The singer and band also did some covers celebrating musical greats like Lionel Richie, Miriam Makeba, Tim Maia and Ben E King.

Fagunde Fotografia was on hand to capture some of the priceless moments.

Here, the band performs Okwei’s ‘Fool for you’.

Our Next party is on Saturday the 10th and features our main acts Okwei Odili and Aweto Band, with the ecclectic reggae queen Vivi Akwaba in company of her band. Tickets at venue and on Sympla http://bit.ly/2Q3wcBe

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The year 2017 like its predecessors was full of twists and turns and laughs and tears but WE ARE HERE STILL, and that’s what matters most.

AFRIKAJUMP is thankful for your support, and like The Roots crew, we plan to proceed and continue…to rock our..blog mic. Hehehehe.

Many blessings in the coming year people. Here’s our 2017 in a summary. Join us for a bigger and better experience in 2018. Ashe for us!

The post is by Nigerian singer and composer Okwei Odili in collaboration with Goethe Institute Lagos and Insibidi Institute in honor of World Music Day 2017.

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Read here-

http://nsibidiinstitute.org/sound-is-powerful-and-unending/

PHOTO BY SILVIA LEMIE