Fela Kuti

 

Fela  kuti the father of Afrobeat was born Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti on 15 October 1938 in Abeokuta,Ogun State, Nigeria toFunmilayo Ransome-Kut (mother), who was a feminist activist in the anti-colonial movement and Reverend Israel Oludotun Ransome-Kuti (father), an Anglican minister and school principal. His father …more

Alicia Keys

EARLY LIFE

Alicia Keys was born Alicia Augello Cook on January 25, 1981 in the Hell’s Kitchen area of Manhattan New York. She is the daughter of Teresa (Augello), a paralegal and part-time actress, and Craig Cook, a …more

History of African Music

It is widely acknowledged that African music has undergone frequent and decisive changes throughout the centuries. What is termed traditional music today is probably very different from African music in former times. Nor has African music in the past been …more

What to note before buying a Piano

Often problems that don’t seem that big are major problems and vice versa. Keys that don’t play are usually not a big problem. Often something has broken or come unglued which is easily fixed. There are a few older pianos …more

History of Jazz

1700s – Music has always played an important role in African American culture. The roots of jazz can be traced back to the times of slavery where slave work songs were created in the form of “call-and-response.” To tell a …more