Sing on Saturday – Legendary Fela Kuti and His Legacy

Sing on Saturday brings you a song or two from around the world every Saturday. Fela Kuti was a Nigerian musician, composer and human rights activist. He was the pioneer of Afrobeat, and a great showman, who has been called “the James Brown of Africa”. He contracted the AIDS virus and died in 1997, but his legacy lives on through the music of his sons Seun and Femi Kuti, and through the musical “Fela!”, inspired by his life and work.

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For more on Fela Kuti, visit http://www.fela.net

For more on Seun Kuti, visit http://www.seunkuti.com

For more on Femi Kuti, visit http://www.femikuti.tv

Fela

Fela Kuti

Seun Kuti

Femi Kuti

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Sing on Saturday – Happy and Soulful African Acoustics

Sing on Saturday brings you a song or two from around the world every Saturday. Blk Sonshine is the result of two “Black Sons” coming together to shine. Malawian-born Masauko Chipembere and South-African Neo Muyanga perform acoustic jazz that is infectiously happy and soulfully inspiring.

Handpainted Butterfly

Handpainted Butterfly – Inspired by the beauty of the Amazons

ArtsyGenius travels the world in search of beauty, and brings back a tiny piece of it for making jewelry. Here is one of our items inspired by travels…

Blk Sonshine

Blk Sonshine

For more on Blk Sonshine, visit blksonshine.wordpress.com
You can also view their FB page at
www.facebook.com/blksonshinemusic

Sing on Saturday – German Jazz and Australian-Celtic Fusion

Sing on Saturday brings you a song or two from around the world every Saturday. Today we have two songs with more fusion than a nuclear explosion. First we have Mo’ Horizons, two DJs from Germany, putting a Brazilian twist on Ray Charles’ classic, “Hit the Road Jack”. Next we have lively danceable jazz fused with Australian Aboriginal didgeridoo by the 1980s band Outback, playing “Dance the Devil Away”.

Handpainted Butterfly

Handpainted Butterfly – Inspired by the beauty of the Amazons

ArtsyGenius travels the world in search of beauty, and brings back a tiny piece of it for making jewelry. Here is one of our items inspired by travels…

The band Outback was started by Martin Craddick, from the UK, and Graham Wiggins (an American whose mother is Australian). After the band broke up, Martin Craddick went on to start the band Baka Beyond, which fuses African and Celtic music. Graham Wiggins founded the band Dr. Didg, which fuses electronic techniques and the didgeridoo.

Baka Beyond

Baka Beyond

 

 

Baka Beyond describe themselves as an “Original Afro-Celtic danceband
inspired by the music of the rain forest”
For more on Baka Beyond visit http://www.bakabeyond.net/

dr didg

Dr. Didg

For more on Dr. Didg, visit http://www.drdidg.com/

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Mo’ Horizons

For more on Mo’ Horizons, visit their page on Facebook

Sing on Saturday – Songs from Brazil and Argentina

Sing on Saturday brings you a song or two from around the world every Saturday. Today Natalia Oreiro, sings a foot-stomping tune about Candomble culture. Then Luciana Mello delights us with beautiful, melodic Samba, for which her native Brazil is famous.

Handpainted Butterfly

Handpainted Butterfly – Inspired by the beauty of the Amazons

ArtsyGenius travels the world in search of beauty, and brings back a tiny piece of it for making jewelry. Here is one of our items inspired by travels…

For more on Natalia Oreiro, visit http://www.nataliaoreiro.com

For more on Luciana Mello, visit http://www.lucianamello.com.br

LucianaMello

Luciana Mello

Natalia Oreiro

Natalia Oreiro

Sing on Saturday – Songs from Celtic Woman, Gypsy Kings and Alabina

microphoneEvery Saturday there will be a song or two from around the world. Before you listen to today’s selections, you might want to go grab your dancing shoes. Kick up your heels doing an Irish jig with Celtic Woman. Then heat things with flamenco music by the Gypsy Kings and Alabina’s enigmatic voice.

Mistress of Celts stone necklace, inspired by travels in Ireland

Mistress of Celts stone necklace, inspired by travels in Ireland

ArtsyGenius travels the world in search of beauty, and brings back a tiny piece of it for making jewelry. Here is one of our items inspired by travels…

For more on Celtic Woman, visit http://www.celticwoman.com/

For more on the Gypsy Kings and Alabina, visit http://www.gipsykings.com/ and http://www.ishtaralabina.net/

Celtic Woman

Celtic Woman

Ishtar Alabina

Ishtar Alabina

Gypsy Kings

Gypsy Kings

Sing on Saturday – Songs from Benin and Santo Domingo

microphoneEvery Saturday there will be a song from around the world. Today we have two. The first is a wonderfully cheery song from Juan Luis Guerra, a native of the Dominican Republic. The second is a haunting melody from Angelique Kidjo, who hails from Benin. Both of these musicians are cultural icons in and beyond their homelands. They are also activists who have embraced a message for the need to change, to make the world a better place.

Tribal Dance Necklace Click here to view on my Etsy Shop

Tribal Dance Necklace, $35
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ArtsyGenius travels the world in search of beauty, and brings back a tiny piece of it for making jewelry. Here is one of our items inspired by travels…

Angelique a the Nobel Peace Price Concert

Juan Luis Guerra

For more on Angelique Kidjo, visit http://www.kidjo.com/

For more on Juan Luis Guerra, visit http://www.juanluisguerra.com/

Sing on Saturday – O Happy Day, sung by Soweto Gospel Choir

Starting today, there will be a song from around the world every Saturday. Some will be in English, some might be in Gaelic, or Zulu. But even if you don’t understand the words, you can always understand the feeling. Today’s song is an American Gospel Song, all the way from South Africa. Enjoy, and have a very Happy Day!

I made this necklace recently, recalling my time in Africa. I call it Serengeti queen. You can find it on my Etsy shop.

I made this necklace recently, recalling my time in Africa. I call it Serengeti queen. You can find it on my Etsy shop.

ArtsyGenius travels the world in search of beauty, and brings back a tiny piece of it for making jewelry. Here is one of our items inspired by travels…

sowetogospelchoir

For more information on the Soweto Gospel Choir, please go to http://www.sowetogospelchoir.com/