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Fela Lives! London's Felabration 2013

Don't miss out on London's Felabration 2013 with Baloji, Afrikan Boy, Olugbenga, Dele Sosimi and more!


A few moons after Lagos and New York held their own, London will be hosting it's celebration of the godfather Fela Kuti and the release of Red Hot + Fela at the 229 Club. Joining the festivities will be a standout roster featuring BalojiOlugbenga (of Metronomy), Afrikan Boy, Sam Duckworth (of Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly), Shingai Shoniwa (of the Noisettes), TY, Blak Twang, ESKA, Zee Gachette (Z-Star). Special guests include the 25-piece choir Goldsmiths Vocal Ensemble (GVE),  some of the amazing dancers from the award-winning Fela! musical and student musicians from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (formerly Trinity College of Music), the school where Fela enrolled in 1958 when his parents sent him to London expecting him to study medicine. Fela spent four years at the music college and also formed Koola Lobitos whilst there. All the acts will be covering Fela songs aided by the night's house band Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra — led by former Egypt 80 keyboard player Dele Sosimi. We've seen London knows how to throw a proper homage to The Black President, don't sleep on this one! Join the event on Facebook, tickets available here.

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The 10 Best Ghanaian Songs of the Month (July)

Featuring Black Sherif, Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, M3NSA x M.anifest, and more.

As the summer winds down releases have slowed down just a tad, but it's nothing to fear because a number of our Ghanaian music faves are in album mode, and it's only a matter of time before they let loose! In the meantime the rest of our faves have been steady dishing out that fire, making for another month of dope releases. Want the scoop? Check out the best Ghanaian songs of the month below!

Follow our GHANA WAVE playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

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