Here is a word from SOA member, Mula
RLR’s own Writer / Producer Michael Hanson wanted to nail down “the big one”… something that was unforgettable … but that had a strong dance factor on the bottom. The end result from Hanson and JB Sky was exactly that, and more!
Executive Producer Michael Kensit Michael Hanson Producer/Concept Chan Khamphoomee Director Henry G. Cabrera Director of Photography Trevor Lawley Editor Henry G. Cabrera Production Assistant Jason Giberson Virasak Keosongseng Special Thanks Scott Everett Jason Hutchings Rob Laidlaw Brittney Kramer Highway 11 Cruisers Newmarket Veterans Hall The Jamspot The Arts Music Store Frontier Light and Sound Toronto Camera Rentals and Sales Radar Love Records 2018
Sunday, June 3rd is a date to put in your diary. The hugely talented Kofi San will be launching his new album from the Sans Of Priaz Ministry – Jehovah Over Do. This is a live event taking place at 3pm (Ghana time) in the Methodist/Presby Church, 37 Military Hospital, Accra.
Wherever you are in the world, join Kofi to help celebrate the occasion. Just click on the FFM Live lounge on Sunday, 3rd June, 3pm (Ghana time) and be there in spirit to share the love.
Kofi is the Founder/Director of the Sans of Praiz Ministry.
“Praising and worshipping God through music has been my passion ever since I had encounter with Jesus Christ.”
Deena Ade proves different from the current roster, a music critic said last week. A smoky new voice in the Nigerian music industry. It is smoky, sultry and powerful in smooth runs with unique melodies throughout the record. Deena almost loses her mind in emotion of Let It GO, but it is a vivid description of confusion in love. She moves from house to soul with ease, although genre hopping isn’t new from this young super star. Deena Ade has grown from strength to strength, since her last project “The Side Chic”. Once again, she does not hold back her feelings. Whether it be anger, need or sexual desire.
NATIVE MAG “Everything from her sultry vocals to her to the lyrics screams sexual empowerment”
DJ Douglas of TheBeat 99.9FM “The music is honest, something that isn’t being done. Especially with female artists.”
Monstar of Chocolate City “The music is provocative and it oozes soul”
Tec of SDC “This is the type of music that is missing from the sphere”
‘Down’ has been critically acclaimed and has been receiving continuous support from radio all over Nigeria.
The music on The Cries of My subconscious is a beautiful blend of Neo- Soul, house music, hip hop and Afro beats. Deena doesn’t compromise her signature style of soul and swag on the upbeat songs. Topics vary, from wanting and seducing a potential partner on MELO, to almost crying on the track LET IT GO to a partner. She appeals to a partner to not play games with her on SHERE and competes in a game of mind in LOVER.
All these songs have a common underlying theme of love and pain, as you see in the promo pictures. The music has been heavily influenced by Amy winehouse, Tiwa Savage, Beyonce and Nicki Minaj. Artists she looks to for inspiration.
The reception Deena Ade has received from blogs, magazines, radio stations such as the Beat FM Lagos and Ibadan, Kiss FM Lagos, Ray FM to name a few. As a result, Deena Ade is planning a small concert of her catalog. This will be happening in June
A YouTuber who created a “women’s edit” of Childish Gambino’s This Is America video says it’s been “misinterpreted”.
Nicole Arbour describes her post as a “female positive/empowerment video”.
She’s faced strong criticism online – including accusations of belittling “black pain” and “stealin[g] our culture for money”.
Others told her to “stop cheapening black art and creativity” – but Nicole says people are “wrongly portraying this as white vs black”
Donald Glover’s original This Is America music video was released on 5 May and was praised for its commentary on issues like racism and police violence.
One week later, Nicole posted her own version online.
Many people have argued that her video makes light of “black pain and oppression”, as well as “editing out the race issues in favour of the feminist issues.”
Nicole responded on social media, saying “this was not the intent or theme at all”.
“It was created with every intention of bringing a light to women’s experiences,” she said.
“It was a tongue in cheek way to give additional glory to what I believe is the most impactful piece of art in recent years.
“Due to the sensitive nature of the original, I understand why some people are wrongly portraying this as white vs black,” she added.
Nicole ended her statement with a call for others to “create their own version of this video”.
“Through this honesty, I believe we can discover a new level of empathy and understanding for each other.”
This isn’t the first time a Nicole Arbour video has caused controversy.
In 2015, she uploaded “Dear Fat People”, which was called out for fat-shaming.
“That video was made to offend people,” she said at the time, addressing the video on US chat show The View.
“It’s just satire, I’m just being silly.”
Gogo Simo is a seven piece band that plays almost every genre of music. They have recorded two albums titled Gogo Simo and Heshimu respectively. They completed their third album ‘UPAWA; which was launched on 2nd September, 2011. Gogo Simo is without a doubt the best band in Kenya.
They perform 5 days a week every week and are largely popular for entertaining at one of the leading TV shows ‘Churchill Live’. They entertain age groups from 25 to 85. The band consists of bass guitar, keyboards, drums, saxophones, percussion and female lead voice. Almost all the band members are vocalists in their own right. Once you’ve heard Gogo Simo, you keep coming back for more.
1. Artist/1stKeyboard/Composer/CEO/Producer/Managing/Music Director: James Gogo
2.Keyboards/Vocals: Mike O W Jozee
3.Drums/Vocals: Mechack Niyo
4.Bass: Moses Karanja
5.Band leader/Saxophone/Vocals: Noah Saha
6.Assistant Band leader/Lead Guitar: David N Omamu
7.BGVs/Lead Vocals:Ruth Muhonja
Scott Hutchison, the lead singer and songwriter of the Scottish folk-rock band Frightened Rabbit, was found dead on Thursday near South Queensferry, Scotland, the Edinburgh police confirmed, after a days-long search for the musician, who was said to be in a “fragile state.”
The police could not immediately identify a cause of death, but said it was not being treated as suspicious.
Mr. Hutchison, 36, had not been seen since the early morning hours on Wednesday, when he left a hotel in South Queensferry after sending two cryptic messages on Twitter. He wrote: “Be so good to everyone you love. It’s not a given. I’m so annoyed that it’s not. I didn’t live by that standard and it kills me. Please, hug your loved ones,” and “I’m away now. Thanks.”
The international language of music spreads love and friendship around the world and FFM Records will ultimately record and distribute a digital album for our Ugandan friends to create a sustainable source of income for the future.
The music education outreach that music provides is a priceless lifeline for many Ugandans creating opportunities for personal development much needed in the area.
Please help us help these wonderful musicians be the best they can.
Roger Moisan LTCL PGCE
(CEO Freedom For Musicians)
Dita Nurdian is an Indonesian writer of electronica and dance music. Her passion for this genre is evident in her prolific output. At FFM Records, we have released 4 of Dita’s latest tracks and you can download them here, Beatport and stream on Spotify.
Slawomir Rataj is a guitarist and composer from Poland. Recently released under the FFM Records label, Slawomir’s debut album ‘Measure of Abstract’ is an instrumental album that combines electronica with Slawomir’s phenomenal guitar playing.
You can download the album here, at itunes and stream on Spotify.
Ankur Biplav is an Indian Classical Music singer specialising in South Indian Carnatic music.
Indian classical music has two foundational elements, raga and tala. The raga forms the fabric of a melodic structure, while the tala measures the time cycle.
The raga gives the artist a palette to build the melody from sounds, while the tala provides them with a creative framework for rhythmic improvisation using time.
Andy Anies is a Songwriter with thirty years of songwriting experience who has made it in the Gospel Music arena with 5 Albums. He has written songs for various artists as a ghostwriter. Andy is a versatile Stage Performer who makes it live on Stand-up Comedy, as he plays on the Solo Guitar over his mouth-organ.
Born in 1993, Debdeep Misra the grandson of legendary vocalist Pandit Bishnu Sebak Misra of Benaras gharana(piyari gharana) loved music enough to start listening, appreciating and learning at a very tender age of four under the guidance of his mother smt. Banani Misra-one of the desciples of Pt. A.kanan and Vidushi Girija Devi and his father who is disciple of pt. Mani lal Nag.