The legendary Egyptian Shaabi musician Hakim in concert.
A short film about Wake Up You! The Rise and Fall of Nigerian Rock, 1972-1977. Produced by Uchenna Ikonne and Eothen Alapatt with narration by Uchenna Ikonne. This video was shot and edited by Bennett Piscitelli.
A few shots of legendary Nigerian musician Orlando Julius with The Afro Soundz.
Join us for a whirlwind tour to hear the hottest artists in Lagos, Accra, Nairobi, Kinshasa, Jo’burg and Cairo.
Produced by Sean Barlow with assistance from Jesse Brent, Morgan Greenstreet, Ferida Jawad, Atane Ofiaja, Ben Richmond and Biranne Sahr. (Source)
2 views of Yacouba Sissoko, one of the premier kora players in the world. Sissoko was born into a djeli (griot) family in Kita, Mali. He is continuing a family tradition that goes back many generations and centuries.
Some shots of Angélique Kidjo performing at SummerStage.
Two views of Lama Sidibe, the legendary Fulani singer from Guinea.
The incomparable afrobeat maestro Femi Kuti returns to NYC with The Positive Force to headline back-to-back shows at Brooklyn Bowl on Wednesday, June 10 and Thursday, June 11.
I will be on hand to take photos of Femi and the band at the Wednesday night show. Click here for more info on the back-to-back shows.
Puku is a stylish, high-powered, high-capacity USB charger for mobile devices that has been garnering a lot of buzz in the tech world. The company was started by Meck Khalfan and Abraham Merishani who are Tanzanian, and Ani Onuorah who is Nigerian.
I had a chat with Ani Onuorah, who is the president of the company about the journey so far.
Read the full interview here.