Events

NYC: Sheba Plays Joe's Pub on Saturday, Sept. 18th


Ethiopian born Sheba will return to New York City's legendary Joe's Pub courtesy of New African Production on Saturday September 18th at 11PM with an all new backing band, the 11-member, Judah Tribe and a show that will turn heads.  In case you are unfamiliar, Sheba brings a dancehall tinged lovers rock vibe, mashed up with African sounds, peppered with a bit of New York City flavoring.  Watch her video for "Love This Lifetime" after the jump.

Interview

Malian Rapper Ami Yerewolo Rises Against All Odds

Ami Yerewolo reflects on her hard-won rap career, new album AY and why she insists on creating support spaces for young female rappers in Mali and beyond.

"No one is a prophet in his or her own land!" This is an accurate way to describe Ami Yerewolo's career to a tee. The Malian rapper's music has not always been popular in her home country, where female rappers are generally frowned upon. Instead, it has taken off abroad. Yerewolo's upbeat sound mixes traditional Malian elements with fast drums, contemporary beats and significant lyrics that compel listeners to reflect on life — all of which makes her songs carry a universal appeal. Her new album, AY (titled after the rapper's initials) has just been released by the label Othentiq.

Yerewolo shares her frank thoughts below...

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