Back with another one! Yet again, we’ve sat on this “Teintée Africaine” update for close to a month 😅. This is around the time when labels and their artists choose to release their summer anthems — yes, despite “summer” being a strange notion for the African continent 🤷🏿♂️. So, we had to make sure we...Continue reading
With “Teintée Africaine 3“, we leaned on our choices to convey certain moods, vibes and ambiances. As such, ‘Soirée‘ brings to mind wafts of hickory smoke at a late BBQ or sounds like the perfect sonic backdrop to sparkling convos over cocktails at an airy lounge. ‘Nights‘ oozes body-shaking energies and leads you to the...Continue reading
We received a great response to our latest (and first collaborative) playlist that we subtitled ‘Soirée‘. As I expected, many people came back to me with the songs they thought should be included. And I would then offer that the past year was so chock-full of music we had to break our playlist into moods....Continue reading
It gives me great joy and pride to share this new edition of “Teintée Africaine“. As I hinted in the previous run, I went about this differently: I didn’t go at it alone and I’m elated that my partners and contributors picked the songs! We had so so much good music from all corners of...Continue reading
With another year coming to a close, I decided to do something special to celebrate the heavy amount of good music that came from Africans and the diaspora. Before that, I need to put up the long-overdue second edition of “Teintée Africaine“.
Growing up as a francophone in (East and West) Africa, my preferred choice music was rap. American rap since that was the reference; French rap because I could understand it; and French African rap because it was there afterall. Back then, the US set the tone in terms of style and sounds and it trickled...Continue reading