LW Music Week: Helena

Every week I get a number of new songs and videos sent to my inbox. Some I want to share, some I never manage to watch, and others make me wonder: “How many songs can one person release in a week?” Anyway, that said, I thought the least I could do is say what I…

Live And Die in Afrika: A review

I’m sure if we try really hard, we can spell the word M-E-L-O-D-Y using letters from the names of Sauti Sol’s band members. Mudigi… It’s like saying; “shtua!” Because some amazing melody awaits… As you know, these four talented young men launched their new album last weekend; Live And Die in Afrika. Apart from the…

Vanessa Mdee takes hold of her destiny

I imagine her palms were sweaty when she told herself over and over and over again that it was the right thing to do. She probably pushed aside the doubts that were running riot in her senses and made her nervous. Doing something that you know feels right deep down is too noble and there’s…

Thais says music set her free

T-ha-ees. Is how you say her name. Thais. All you need to know about her is that music set her free. Music forced her to open her soul and seek answers to some of the most painful questions life was asking her. I only interviewed her for all of ten minutes, in the dark underground…

Creating one-ness on stage

A musician is a person that brings harm, destruction, hate, love, hope, joy and peace with the use of words and sound embedded in premeditated or spontaneous tunes. What each musician brings is not their individuality, but rather how they bring it. Musicians are a product of their upbringing, their surroundings and the things that…