The musical genre afrobeat originated in the 1960s and 1970s as a blend of traditional Yoruba music with jazz, West African high-life and funk. … Fela Kuti’s music was inspired by the Black Panther movement, with lyrics that were infused with social and political critique, as well as Nigerian proverbs.
Cosoro Radio is the first Afrobeat only radio station in the UK. Currently broadcasting on Radio in cities like Manchester, Birmingham, Norwich, London, Portsmouth, Glasgow and many more. Listen on Alexa Skills, Mobile Apps, Online and tuning in on your radio.
As festival season rapidly rolls in, we’re constantly being reminded of the continuing lack of diversity on our lineups. With a recent study indicating 86 per cent of the lineups of 12 major music festivals last year including Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds and Creamfields were male, it seems that the ears at the top are […]
A great gift to music entered into the world on 23 February 1685 in Halle, Germany. A life of great musical interest; one filled with an unbelievable talent that would become a beacon to many throughout the European continent and span centuries past its lifetime. It is a life that would become centered around a […]
What do you believe is the number one thing that musicians are doing to ruin their chances at succeeding in the music industry? Is it: not practicing their instrument enough? Not putting together enough good music industry connections? Living in a city with no music scene? The answer to all of this is NO – […]