A Tale of Two Nations

The creative magic of African-European music artists.

Rab Bakari, by Noriah Bakari
Buddha Blaze, by Japheth Kagondu
David Sanders, by Magiq Lens Kenya
  • event type:WOMEX 15 Conference
  • date:22 Oct 2015
  • time:12:15 - 13:00
  • city/area:Budapest
  • venue:Conference Room 2, Bálna
  • country:Hungary
  • event submitted by:Piranha Arts

Chaired by:

Rab Bakari (USA)
President/owner, Mixerpot

With:

Buddha Blaze (Kenya)
Managing Director, Spark Africa

David Sanders (Kenya/UK)
Managing Director, Mandala Ltd

In recent years a new generation of exciting creative musicians has been emerging from across Africa. Some are based on the continent, some in Europe and North America. They are socially networked artists, just as comfortable in the tough neighborhoods of Africa's biggest cities as they are performing at hip nightclubs in London or European music festivals. They blend hip-hop, house, reggae and rock with various local musical traditions from around Africa. This panel aims to provide a background on the rising new wave of artists representing the heritages of both parents from different continents in their music.

Photo credits: Rab Bakari, by Noriah Bakari; Buddha Blaze, by Japheth Kagondu; David Sanders, by Magiq Lens Kenya.