Friday, 30 August 2019

Angélique Kidjo at the Royal Albert Hall 2019

Watch this fantastic concert on iplayer.
The audience was joining in and dancing from the start!


Three-time Grammy Award-winner Angélique Kidjo makes her Proms debut 2019 together with her nine-piece band in a late-night tribute to salsa legend Celia Cruz. Clara Amfo explores the links between the music of Cuban diva, Cruz and the traditional Yoruba music that came to America during the slave trade, and how Kidjo has combined these influences with the west African Afrobeat and juju styles. 


Monday, 26 August 2019

The "ART" of Funk, Art Neville is gone!

'Papa Funk' Art Neville, New Orleans soul & funk legend, keyboarder with The Meters and The Neville Brothers, died on July 22, 2019 aged 81. Listen to some of his best songs sand solos below!
Goodbye 'Poppa Funk'!

Worth checking out his early recordings!


The Meters - Mardi Gras Mambo

The Neville Brothers - Yellow Moon

The Neville Brothers - Fire On The Bayou

THE METERS - Cissy Strut - live @ Cervantes

The Neville Brothers & The Meters - 
(Live Letterman Sept 2005)

Art Neville - Hey Pocky Way - "Cha Dooky Deux!" 
 one of his last shows - Lundi Gras 2015

Obituaries:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/23/arts/music/art-neville-dead.html

https://www.nola.com/entertainment_life/keith_spera/article_4059d432-ac9f-11e9-9615-9f5f01d9ebd6.html

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