Horror Nursery Rhymes

Frequent readers of this blog, know that I love to write about my home-country Suriname. About all the ways in which mother Africa is still very much present in the souls of Surinamese people, hundreds of years after their ancestors were snatched away from her bosom. I write about our resilience, our music, our pride. […]

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When the Motherland and the Diaspora meet (2)

Regular readers of my blog would know that I love black history and black culture. I love it when black people come together to create magic, and then in particular magic in the form of music. In the past I blogged about, what I called African Fusion songs, which were songs made out of some […]

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Love in modern music

Now, I’m not one to claim that there are absolutely no love songs being made anymore. There are quite a few. You just have to search for them. These particular songs, or well actually their music videos, stood out to me.

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Please yourself!

  I just love the Calypsonian Mighty Sparrow. His use of funny double entendres, his amazing ability to rhyme and just the fact that his sometimes 60 year old music can still appeal to the younger generation, makes him, to me, the undisputed Calypso king.

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Music is a wondrous thing!

This song by the Nigerian artist Flavour is actually a remix of an older song by Cardinal Rex Lawson, a Nigerian musician from the 60tees. However, for his background rhythm Flavour used a Cuban melody that was first recorded in the 1930tees. This Cuban melody, a son pregón, is one of the most famous Cuban […]

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Nursery Rhymes Nostalgia

I consider myself very blessed to be raised in one of the countries of the Diaspora where all the ethnic groups, whether they were of African or Asian descent, were able to retain a lot of their original culture. I recently stumbled upon these two lovely songs from my childhood. In the first song, children […]

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