It’s no secret, I love music. I’ve written about it many times here at CLUTCH and have shared many of the artists that I’ve loved from the US and the UK. But lately, I’ve been listening outside of the box.

Because the African diaspora is vast…I find myself listening to music from around the globe.

Lately I’ve been rocking Nneka’s latest album, Soul Is Heavy and Rwandan artist Iyadede’s haunting groove, “The Love Mantra”  (which she dedicated to Trayvon Martin).

When I want to dance, I’ll throw on La Reina (the Queen) Celia Cruz (especially ‘Azucar Negra’), La India, or Fela Kuti and let my hips rock to the rhythm. Some days I’ll put on Samba to brighten the mood, and if I’m feeling introspective and want to chill, I’ll listen to Miriam Makeba, Jah Cure or Richie Spice.

Music has a way of being just what I need, no matter the mood….but how about you?

When it comes to music from around the world, what artists do you love to listen to?

 

  • Honey

    CONCHA BUIKA

  • Ciderkiss

    M.I.A.
    Les Nubians
    Do As Infinity
    Rain Bi
    Se7en
    Lata Mageshkar
    A.R. Rahman
    Scott Matthews
    Sylvan
    BOA
    Nujabes
    Namie Amuro
    Aaradhna
    Arcade Fire
    Ayumi Hamasaki
    Yoko Kanno
    Illaria Graziano
    Kenji Kawai
    Bonnie Pink
    The Kominas
    L’Arc En Ciel
    Sade
    Miike Snow
    Shreya Ghoshal
    The Smiths
    Susumu Hirasawa
    TELISU
    T.M. Revolution
    Uyama Hiroto
    Warda
    The Seatbelts
    Minmi
    Angelique Kidjo
    Sir Elton John
    Marcela Mangabeira
    Edith Piaf
    Ayo
    Jamelia

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