African Rock Music Essentials: Throes + The Shine

Throes + The Shine is an Angolan/Lisbon band keen on taking the experimental path between Angolan kuduro, electronica, and indie rock.

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Christmas Cheer and Carols Reimagined

You'll find Mbuvi's representation of a Kenyan Christmas accurate, Korede Bello jumps in with a Naija rendition of 'Jingle Bells', Ugandan children's choir Proclaim will melt your heart with their enthusiastic performance of 'Mary Did You Know', plus a little extra. So go on, press play.

What Happened to Rocktober, and Some 1980’s Ethiopian Jazz for Your Monday Blues

Life moves quickly when you're having fun. I know it's been a while since I last posted anything and in case you missed out, let me bring you up to speed. A couple of weeks in October ago I set out to recommend some rock bands who I felt deserved a listen. We're now in … Continue reading What Happened to Rocktober, and Some 1980’s Ethiopian Jazz for Your Monday Blues

Take Out Your Air Guitars, It’s Rocktober!

The truth is, you have a lot more to fear from a mosquito than you would a die-hard rocker. Rock music is simply a wider form of self-expression, not just for artists, but for fans as well. So in the spirit of this month, I thought I'd try to explore a couple of cool bands who deserve a listen (if you're up to it).

Songs For The Weekend #2

In case you haven't noticed already, winter (or at least the Kenyan  version of it) is officially upon us. Getting out of bed these days is a drawn out battle between the elements (i.e. the brutal cold waiting outside the warm, cozy trappings of my blanket) and me. The cold usually wins. But there is … Continue reading Songs For The Weekend #2

Music and Laughter: Watch The People Turning Pop Music Into Comedy Gold

Great comedians tend to find inspiration from the ordinary. They can dissect our simple, bland and unexciting lives and find moments worthy of a shattered rib or two. For some, this gift comes naturally. So what happens when you get a comedian behind a pop song? Well, you get parodies and music video spoofs that … Continue reading Music and Laughter: Watch The People Turning Pop Music Into Comedy Gold