Daniel Bernard Roumain: A Trailblazer in Music, Activism, and Innovation

Daniel Bernard Roumain, a multifaceted artist known for his contributions as an opera composer, librettist, violinist, pedagogue, and activist, has left an indelible mark on the world of music and beyond. Born on May 3, 1971, in Skokie, Illinois, and raised in Margate, Florida, Roumain’s upbringing in a Haitian household instilled in him a rich […]

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SHiiKANE: Redefining Girl Power in the Music Industry

In an industry often dominated by male voices, SHiiKANE emerges as a refreshing and empowering presence, challenging stereotypes and captivating audiences with their infectious energy, distinctive sound, and unapologetic femininity. Comprising three talented sisters – twins Shay and Annamay, along with younger sister Kay – SHiiKANE has carved a unique niche for themselves in the […]

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Smashing Black Woman Barriers and Empowering Women: The Resonating Melodies of Les Amazones d’Afrique

In the vibrant tapestry of African music, a powerful force is rising, challenging stereotypes, and amplifying the voices of women across the continent. Les Amazones d’Afrique, an all-female musical supergroup, is not only creating captivating rhythms but also redefining what it means to be a woman in the music industry and beyond. Formed in 2015, […]

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Grammy Awards; How Africans Have Overcome Foundational Obstacles and Winning Through the Years. [PT2]

ANGÉLIQUE KIDJO (Benin/France)Best Contemporary World Music Album – 2008Originally from Benin and now living in France, Angélique Kidjo holds the title has Africa’s most decorated GRAMMY winner in history. 2008 saw the first of her five trophies with a Best Contemporary World Music Album for Djin Djin and increased to three more Best World Music […]

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The Grammy Awards; How Africans Have Overcome Foundational Obstacles and Winning Through the Years. [Pt 1]

MARIAN MAKEBA (South Africa)Best Folk Record (Collaboration with Harry Belafonte) – 1966The first Grammy Awards ceremony took place on May 4, 1959 simultaneously at two venues, the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, and the Park Sheraton Hotel in New York City, New York. It took seven years after the inaugural edition for Africa […]

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2023, Social Media and African Hitmakers: Amplifying the Continent’s Sound

Since the introduction of the era of TikTok, Instagram Reels, and YouTube shorts into the digital landscape, Africa’s musical heartbeat has been pulsating across the globe. The driving force behind this phenomenon is not just the genre but the authentic African identity embedded in the music. The continent’s artists are not only propelling Africa onto […]

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