THE MUSIC AFRICA'S SURFING TOO

THE MUSIC AFRICA'S SURFING TOO

Posted by Mami Wata on June 14, 2021

Is AfroSurf a genre? If not it should be & we’re busy working on it. 

At the back of AfroSurf we asked Hugh Masekela’s longtime manager and friend, Josh Georgiou to compile a playlist that hints at the essence of surfing in the Motherland. His playlist ranges from the legends Fela Kuti, Manu Dibango, Brenda Fassie and of course Hugh Masekela to the more contemporary grooves of Burna Boy and Mafikizolo. 

Staying in the pages of AfroSurf, Stani Goma grew up in Brazzaville across the river from Kinshasa, considered by many to be the capital of African dance music. Stani is highly regarded as an experienced and knowledgeable source on African music, so who better to write about Africa’s two most popular contemporary music styles: Afrobeats and Reggae. We then asked Stani to put together a playlist that captures the vibe, freedom & flow of AfroSurf. Stani delivers a measured collection we like to think of as the roots of AfroSurf. Check it all out on the link below and read the articles in AfroSurf - the book. 


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Stani Goma

 

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