Amani Creatives

African arts

Apr

01

Marechal Nekongo

Marechal Nekongo is an activist and singer/song-writer with revolutionary messages of liberation and hope in a perfect fusion of authentic Congolese Soukous and contemporary African diaspora music.

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Mar

01

Mama Joyce

Born of a Christian Family Jocelyne Ludiazo (Joe) is a singer, song writer performer from DR Congo who grew up in the church surrounded by music. From a very young age Joe learnt to appreciate music, growing up to the sound of KASAV, ZOUK MACHINE,Ron Kenoly to mention a few. But her passion for music grew more in the church (Salvation Army) where she was a member of the singing company and the very first youngest member of the girls choir (Choeur des Filles) back in Kinshasa She moved to the UK in 2001 and it will not be until the year 2003 that she re-discovered her passion once again […]

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Feb

01

BM Djafardo

Into music since the age of 12, Safari Lokele Martin a.k.a BM Djafardo is an emerging young contemporary African song-writer who was born in the DRCongo but grew up in refugee camps in Easter Africa region due to wars and armed conflicts in his home country. Being a young man whose generation has been predominantly one characterised by human sufferings and who has come out of it all stronger and free, BM Djafardo’ songs are inspired by the sufferings he personally has seen African people going through. Lyrically calling Africans to consciously wake up through seeking the truth which liberates and wishing anyone going though times in life victory, BM […]

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Feb

01

Jean Paul Samputu

Samputu, born in Rwanda 1962, is a survivor of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, to which he lost his parents and three siblings.He is a singer, songwriter, and musician, arguably one of the most successful and prominent African artistes, with 16 albums and a career spanning 30 years. He has established himself as one of the most prominent African artists on the world stage. A winner of the prestigious Kora Award (the “African Grammy”) in 2003. Recipient of many honors from the United Nations for his work, Samputu travels the world as a cultural ambassador for Rwanda, bringing to his audiences traditional African music, dance, and drumming, together with a […]

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Feb

01

Tagné Tebu

Tagné Tebu   Born and raised in Cameroon, Tagné Tebu is a multi-talented, multi-instrumentalist musician, band leader, fantastic music director, composer and has worked with musicians from many different cultures and musical backgrounds: his music blends African melodies and grooves with jazz harmony and is based on African storytelling on the themes of love, war and peace, conveying a bitter-sweet sense of melancholy balanced by irrepressible optimism. He’s got a smooth and soulful sound that reaches depth within the listener. Tebu developed his piano skills by exploring music on his own. He spent several years as a soloist, performer, musical director in Cameroon, Germany, Denmark and France where he was exposed […]

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Feb

01

Emmanuela Yogolelo

Singer song – writer, Emmanuela is a live performer who has been doing music since the age of six. Growing up, in the Eastern DR Congo, she was surrounded by music from morning to late night and from every corner of her streets every single day. This is how she was been influenced by, first, local tribes’ music of Shi and Mbuti pygmies as well as African ‘World’ musicians such as Kadjanine, Lokua Kanza, Papa Wemba and Rebecca Malope and, second, Congolese Rumba and Seben. Her sound is one heavy/present/vibrant African acoustic featuring both traditional African music and African ‘World’ music. Singing workshops facilitator, vocal coach and mentor, Emmanuela does African […]

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Feb

01

Pat Mackman

A drummer from the DR Congo, based in Manchester since 2005,he started drumming since his early age, the combination between the skill and the responsibility with his sticks, his outgoing personality, his skill, and his dedication to the art of drumming has made Pat one of the best performer. Specialised first in Congolese music, which he succeeded to mix the style to other music background and this gave him opportunities to perform in many music projects and festivals. Been selected in 2007 as the main drummer of “BEATING WING ORCHESTRA” and performed with Reem Kelani at the very first Manchester International Festival and in 2009 with Amadou & Mariam at […]

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