AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

Esau Mwamwaya

Friday, July 8th, 2011

July 6, Comores and Malawi (Belated)

Belated. First  for the Comores, here’s Rikaef. They live in France (big Comores diaspora) and they’re like four mini Lil’ Waynes:

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Africa Day

The Very Best–a collaboration of Esau Mwamwaya and Radioclit–has a new mixtape. It came out a few weeks ago. It is still good for Africa Day. Download it here.

Monday, September 20th, 2010

Music Break

Longtime readers of AIAC know that we love The Very Best, whose music, at least according to the MySpace, apparently falls under the categories “Melodramatic Popular Song / Showtunes / Tropical.” Right. Whatever you want to call...

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Lake of Stars

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

‘Like Africa, Africa’

A bit late on this but Pitchfork.tv recently unveiled their latest series, Selector, in which they offer a rapper two different beats, one of which the rapper picks as a backing track for a freestyle....

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

The Warm Heart of Africa

One of the catchier tunes from 2009 featuring Ezra Koenig (of Vampire Weekend) and Esau Mwamwaya. Now the video’s out. HT: Jen Mazer

Friday, November 27th, 2009

10 Music Videos for the Weekend

Since it is Friday, I might as well put up a few music videos. First up is the Kano remix of The Very Best’s “Julia” (remember earlier this year’s excellent “The Warm Heart of Africa” album?):

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

MUSIC BREAK / ESAU MWAMWAYA

The young Malawian crooner (he’s the center of the “Warm Heart of Africa” project) on a remix of the album’s title track.