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The trio unveil the music video of  “Vamo a Dale Duro”, first extract off their debut album on ZZK Records.

Inspired by revolutionary movements around the world, Ghetto Kumbé is a group from the Caribbean coast of Colombia and the city of Bogota. With Caribbean house beats and traditional Afro-Colombian, “Vamo a Dale Duro” is an explosion of percussive rhythms.

Ghetto Kumbé turns this first single into a sonic protest against the injustices caused by the division of classes. The title evokes and criticizes the unjust division between the poor and the rich, the growing importance of crooked politicians and the ethics of the capitalist system and encourages the people to wake up and lead a better life.

Ghetto Kumbé’s album will be available in May on the ZZK Records.

Mausiki Scales and his band Common Ground Collective has been a staple of the Atlanta scene since the late 90's. With their influence of African sounds like afrobeats and hi-life mixed in with funk, blues, jazz and other US black musical traditions brings an unique irresistible dance filled soundscape. 

Mausiki's Common Ground Collective have performed in numerous celebrations, concerts, and special events throughout Africa and the Americas, including Ghana's Golden Anniversary Celebration, the National Black Arts Festival, Funk Jazz Café, and the Atlanta Jazz Festival. They have also collaborated with artists such as Roy Ayers, Babatunde Olatunji, Stevie Wonder, The Last Poets and Third World.

"Kaleiscopic Universe" is the 1st single is great introduction from Mausiki Scales's from the up and coming album release "WestWest Africa" which will take you on a soulful musical journey throughout the diaspora.

Sierra Leonean rapper Kao Denero has been nominated as ‘African Rapper of the Year’ by the 256 HipHop Awards.  The award is presented by The Konnected Foundation Inc & The Kulture 256 in Uganda, it recognizes the work of artists in Africa who by their way of music they make a positive impact in hip hop within the continent.  

This is the 2nd edition of the award ceremony and this year’s edition will be held on the 15th of May at the National Theatre Auditorium in Kampala, Uganda.

Kao Denero is the founder of Black Leo Entertainment and one of the oldest rappers from Sierra Leone, he has recorded and released over 300 songs in 10 albums. This is the first time he is nominated for the award. Other rappers from Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, and 5 other countries across Africa are also nominated.  In January this year, he released a diss track title “Kenyatta” against Kenyan rapper Khaligraph Jones and that is his most trended song for this year.

Heyden Adama has released the video to “Temne Song”, a song she did in 2018 and dedicated to her late mother. “Make peace with yourself, because if you live for people’s acceptance you will die from their rejections,” Heyden Adama The video was directed by Lenslords, design don by Kweku, sounds were produced by Moe Beatz and Yomi, and Marian Kanu was responsible for the makeup. The meaning of the song as translated by Adama’s YouTube Channel is “in this world, what can a person do? Some people like you and some people don’t. So live your best self.” 

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