Dino Brandão is considered one of the most promising young stars on the Swiss music scene. The half-Swiss, half-Angolan musician recently released a debut EP under his own name. "Bouncy Castle" features five afro-folk tracks and is a multicultural melting pot of sunny and yet melancholic songs. Oscillating between tropical melodies and darker folk tunes, he honestly addresses physical ailments and mental issues. He speaks to FRANCE 24's Florence Villeminot about the importance of opening up.
5 Sep 2021
Nigeria's foremost highlife musician, Sir Victor Uwaifo passed away a few days ago at the age of 80. GuardianTV takes a look at the life and time of the legendary singer and how he impacted the Nigerian music industry during his time.
3 Sep 2021
With a violin bow fixed to her prosthetic arm, Manami Ito's short but breathtaking performance at the Tokyo Paralympics opening ceremony was the product of many years of determination.
11 Dec 2020
Here is a glance at our #GuardianArts&Culture of the week, a Nigerian singer and songwriter, Fireboy DML.
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10 Dec 2020
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7 Nov 2020
Meet Arthur Lubega from Uganda. He's a musician and university graduate. Unlike many young unemployed Ugandans, he found his own way to success.
5 Nov 2020
Amadi, a musician from Lagos, Nigeria, arrives in São Paulo, Brazil, with a mission: to locate his brother, Ikenna, who has recently broken all ties with their family - becoming, as the Igbo say, "lost in transition" - and bring him back to Nigeria. Amadi, who was always been more laid-back and carefree, in contrast to Ikenna's more objective-driven personality, has to rise to the occasion so as to not frustrate his parents, as well as for self-serving reasons.
25 Jul 2020
Mayokun took a big step when he quit banking to focus on music as his chosen career. His leap of faith paid off as, today, he is one of Nigeria's top music acts. But getting there didn't come without a few challenges.
25 Jul 2020
The multi Grammy award-winning musician catches up with us in an existential mood, reflecting on the nature of time as he releases his latest album "The Speed of Now". We talk about the artistic paralysis he felt at the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis, and how living in the moment is a cure for all sorts of ills. Urban tells us about starting out in Nashville as a country singer with an Aussie accent, and how different musical styles have always made their way into his sound.
5 Jun 2020
It’s a far-reaching, pan-African project, brought to our screens by musician, actress and activist Inna Modja. The Malian singer has lent her talents to the documentary "The Great Green Wall"; she spoke to FRANCE 24 about her participation in the film and the environmental initiative it focuses on.
1 Nov 2019
US musician and actor Common gives love the last word