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The Very Best

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Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

The Very Best’s “Kondaine” and Village Beat’s advocacy

The musical group, The Very Best is a tandem between Malawian singer Esau Mwamwaya and London based producer Johan Hugo. Both met and live in London. AIAC has dedicated several posts to their music. From scanning a few of their videos, it seems they often poke light of the music video genre, taking playful measures

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Friday Music Break, N°12

I’m taking over the Friday music break this week. First up, the prolific Azonto producer E.L. surprises us this week with a 25 track debut album. He had so many songs stored up he decided to release...

Monday, March 12th, 2012

Now Soulja Boy takes on Joseph Kony

It has come to this. Musicians, especially rappers, had to wade in. Like everyone else who is now an expert on Uganda, they were quick to declare themselves on board with #Kony2012.* But some have taken it...

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Music Break / Mo Laudi

We’ve posted this video by Mo Laudi during our summer break on our Facebook page (why haven’t you joined us there yet?). We’ll do it again. You know Mo Laudi from his past projects — The Very...

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....

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?):