Some things are likely to remain unchanged – black and white will always be relevant, and a great grade will look to create balance in every frame. From Dakar to Mombasa, Lagos to Cape Town, creative communities are producing music that draws from our millennia of heritage, while incorporating modern instruments, and now, the latest technology. The industry itself contributes to Africa both economically and culturally.
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- New releases by Central Cee and Thunder entered the Top-3 of the Chart in successive weeks in March, followed by a raft of high-charting debuts from artists such as Dry Cleaning, Girl In Red, Squid and Orla Gartland.
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- It’s easy enough to see, each decade has a specific sound that is instantly recognisable.
Well, actually, there’s a few tracks that have been used but the main one is a remix of Paul Anka’s ‘Put Your Head on My Shoulder’ and Doja Cat’s ‘Streets’. Natasha Bedingfield’s iconic track has been given the dance treatment thanks to @rony_boyy, who has seen their infectious choreography go viral on the app. The routine also features some dance moves inspired by Beyoncé’s ‘Single Ladies’ choreography. There’s a couple of variations to the start of this dance for this viral challenge floating about on YouTube but the first one appears to be from @sharlizetrue_, @pressleyhosbach and @shariahtrue.
Festival trend #4: Having people stay a while
By purchasing a musician’s NFT, you don’t just connect to an artist through a single experience, but through a digital link that will remain forever on a blockchain. Jonny emphasised the importance of having music during the meal, which he predicts is going to be the next big trend in the wedding industry. The humming harps and rhythmic tabor beats evoke a sense of connection with our feudal ancestors and their own grim experience of battening down the hatches against the latest outbreak. Alongside appealing to the global sense of pandemic ennui, connecting to our forebears through music also reminds us that our existence is predicated upon the fact that they survived their darkest hours. Sign up for exclusive newsletters, comment on stories, enter competitions and attend events.
While slightly absurd, this fusion genre has ostensibly provided a sense of unity and catharsis. One of Bardcore’s greatest hits, is Astronomia by Cornelius Link, which features trilling flutes and archaic vocals by Hildegard. Silver-tongued Hildegard presides over the Bardcore realm, with her cover of Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance clocking up 5 million views. Canadian illustrator Hildegard, 28, fits Bardcore around work and describes herself as “an absolute beginner” with the Celtic harp and “enthusiastically mediocre” with the recorder.
With Godfathers such as Fela Kuti, we’ve seen the genre evolve to a global phenomenon spearheaded by the likes of Wizkid and Davido. 93% of Youtube’s most popular videos were music videos, which means that people are actively seeking out and watching videos created by artists. frantica.com Something that has changed over the last few years when it comes to music videos is their aesthetic. Today, genreless-ness defines much of the sound in any given top 100 chart with persistent R&B and hip-hop influences, while the return of pop-punk is also making a mark.