This Is Dee

"Out of the huts of history's shame, I rise. Up from a past that's rooted in pain, I rise. I'm a black ocean, leaping and wide. Welling and swelling, I bear in the tide. Leaving behind nights of terror and fear. I rise. Into a daybreak that's wondrously clear. I rise. Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave. I am the dream and the hope of the slave. I rise. I rise. I rise.
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Youssou N’dour - Birima

Angelique Kidjo - Wombo Lombo

Meklit Hadero’s rendition of Nina Simone’s Feeling Good. Amazing!

The Man I Love by Rokia Traoré 

Rokia Traoré - Tchamantché

Rokia Traoré is a singer/songwriter/guitarist /dancer from Mali. I don’t know why I haven’t heard of her until today. I love her music and the fact that she plays the guitar makes her even more fascinating!

Falling in Love with her music!

Mali Music - All I Have To Give. This song’s been on repeat for the past 2 days!! Love it! Love Mali Music 


Two Baye Fall mystics.


Two Baye Fall mystics.

(via vintageafrica)

One of my favourite songs by Asa, Fire On The Mountain. Listen to the message in this song.

Hey Mr. soldier man, tomorrow is the day you go to war
But you are fighting for another man’s ‘cause and you don’t even know him

What did they say to make you so blind to your conscience and reason?
Could it be love for your country or for the gun you use in killing?

So there is fire on the mountain and nobody seems to be on the run
Oh there is fire on the mountain top and no one is a’ running.

Mansa Sissoko, Malian Kora player and Griot.

Mansa Sissoko, Malian Kora player and Griot.