For a few minutes, an Africa music video can transfer you into the
heart of Africa. Every month, I post the coolest, most
beautiful or interesting one I stumble upon for you to
back, relax and let Africa carry
you off for a while...
August 2010 - Osibisa
Who doesn't remember and love "Sunshine Day" by this legendary band!
This month, Ghanaian radio stations played nothing but Osibisa tracks
in honor of Mac Tontoh, who
passed away in Accra on Aug. 27th, 2010.
The video shows him at the trumpet in 1976. Rest in peace Mac
Tontoh. Ghana will miss you.
July 2010 - King Ayisoba
When I first came to Ghana
in 2006, the track "I want to see you my father" was playing on all the
radio stations. There's no Ghanaian alive that doesn't know and love
In this further cool track here, King Ayisoba explains to the whole
that even a simple man with a cheap, two-stringed guitar (kologo) can
get big. A very meaningful track for Africa!
June 2010 - Lokua Kanza
After a funny meeting with Lokua at the Afro-Pfingsten Festival, I have
to make this the video of the month!
Lokua not only is a great artist at the top of the European World Music
Charts: He's also a very down-to-earth man with a humble sense of humor.
Thank you Lokua and enjoy your Freshlyground CD!
May 2010 - Tinny
This really cool video shows Ghana
as it is: the sign board
painters, the cocoa beans, the flashy Galliwood movie special effects,
the huge speakers in the streets, the love of all Ghanaians for their
hiplife music, even the handshake in the beginning.
An amazing tribute to all things Ghanaian!
April 2010 - Don Metok
I love the colors and costumes in this romantic video! Finally, a
modern artist dares to stick to traditional African elements. Well
done, Don Metok!
Don Metok is an IT specialist from Benin. He might make music as a
hobby, because he's hardly known outside the country and I can't find
his tracks on any online music store.
Don't miss my next Africa music video of the month!