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Benin , Wednesday 21 February 2018

News Benin » Music: A Walk Around a Nightlife Graveyard with Benin City

News channel or source: https://noisey.vice.com/en_uk/article/437x7g/benin-city-final-form-premiere-last-night-interview-2018
Publication date: Sunday 11 February 2018

But we shouldn’t expect it to happen so rapidly, so readily. Given their weariness regarding the situation, you’ll be glad to hear that Benin City’s music avoids the sort of mopiness that usually attaches itself to narratives of loss and decay.

News Benin » Music: In The Evil Forest: A Nigerian Activist And Musician Sings Of His Kidnapping

News channel or source: http://wfae.org/post/evil-forest-nigerian-activist-and-musician-sings-his-kidnapping
Publication date: hursday 08 February 2018

Performing for the Oba of Benin has practically been a day job for 'Ambassador' Osayomore Joseph, a living legend of Nigerian highlife music. The concerts are usually held in the expansive courtyard of the royal palace in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria ...

News Benin » Music: Ivie, Felix Liberty’s daughter, returns with Zionite

News channel or source: https://guardian.ng/art/ivie-felix-libertys-daughter-returns-with-zionite/
Publication date: Friday 16 February 2018

A London-based Nigerian fashion designer, Ivie dumped music after her father advised her to concentrate on her studies. Now, 22 years after she obeyed the voice of her father, the beautiful mother of four, who is married to Efosa Efe-Eweka, from the Benin ...

News Benin » Music: To Be Black in Africa

News channel or source: https://sojo.net/articles/be-black-africa
Publication date: Wednesday 14 February 2018

Tomorrow, lunch in Benin. Dinner in Togo. Today we drive in Tracy Chapman-like “Fast Cars” to Slave Castles in Ghana. Windows down so the music can get out and the Spirit can get in. I’ve finally returned home. Nkrumah knows that returning home is ...

News Benin » Music: 22 years after, Ivie Liberty drops second single

News channel or source: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/02/22-years-ivie-liberty-drops-second-single/
Publication date: hursday 15 February 2018

A London-based Nigerian fashion designer, Ivie dumped music after her father advised her to concentrate on her studies. Now, 22 years after she obeyed the voice of her father, the beautiful mother of four, who is married to Efosa Efe-Eweka, from the Benin ...

News Benin » Music: Exclusive: Winning Jah Discovers 2Baba, Wande Coal’s Abandoned Music Royalties

News channel or source: https://leadership.ng/2018/02/13/exclusive-winning-jah-discovers-2baba-wande-coals-abandoned-music-royalties/
Publication date: onday 12 February 2018

LEADERSHIP has exclusively reported about entertainers not knowing the rudiment and business of music before they even delved into it ... to be given on his behalf to the vulnerable children in Benin city, Aduwawa, were the philanthropist and multiple ...

News Benin » Music: Album reviews: Kendrick Lamar - Black Panther: The Album, Joshua Homme - In The Fade, and more

News channel or source: http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/reviews/kendrick-lamar-black-panther-album-review-joshua-homme-in-the-fade-belle-and-sebastian-how-to-solve-a8212216.html
Publication date: Saturday 17 February 2018

Back in the late ‘70s, a committee chaired by astronomer Carl Sagan put together a broadly representative compilation of Earth sounds and music, their selection pressed ... infectious metallic percussion from Benin, the layered chanting of a rainforest ...

News Benin » Music: John Drille: How I Was Discovered By Don Jazzy

News channel or source: http://www.informationng.com/2018/02/john-drille-discovered-don-jazzy.html
Publication date: Saturday 10 February 2018

Drille headlined the Make Music Lagos Festival in celebration of World Music Day alongside juju maestro, King Sunny Ade, Omawummi and Bez. Here, the University of Benin graduate talks about his music, influences, aspirations and inevitable challenges of ...

News Benin » Music: Why African Vernacular Architecture Is Overdue for a Renaissance

News channel or source: https://www.archdaily.com/889350/why-african-vernacular-architecture-is-overdue-for-a-renaissance/
Publication date: onday 19 February 2018

This event affirmed the unfolding cultural renaissance across the continent, but it also signified the rising global influence of African music, movies ... like ancient Oyo, Benin or Nri Kingdoms in the south, were also shaped by their own peculiar ...

News Benin » Music: Angélique Kidjo on mixing her influences

News channel or source: https://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/ang%C3%A9lique-kidjo-on-mixing-her-influences-1.700044
Publication date: onday 19 February 2018

On stage, she might sing songs by George Gershwin or Jimi Hendrix alongside traditional melodies from her native Benin. Hailed as the Queen of African music, the sonorous songstress has long raged at white critics who claim that her work is inauthentic.