The Costly Gift Film Screening and Q&A: SOAS, 7th November 2017

The Costly Gift Film Screening and Q&A: SOAS, 7th November 2017

The Costly Gift The Costly Gift is a documentary film by London based Eritrean Director Dawit Gebreyesus that, tells the story Biniam who dreams of becoming an international footballer, though he has never owned a football. Fortunately for Biniam, relatives, who live in the USA, send him a football. However, grandfather Tsgai insists that Biniam must work and study at school to attain such a “costly gift”. The film metaphorically examines the real burden of ‘food aid’ by exposing the limitations and reliance imposed upon Biniam’s family, further examining the conflicts inherent…

New Music: Karabo Boyosi ft Phos – Thatta Way

New Music: Karabo Boyosi ft Phos – Thatta Way

New Music: Karabo Boyosi ft Phos – Thatta Way Check out this tune which, hit our inbox not too long ago. Karabo Boyosi – Thatta Way. Karabo @KaraboBoyosi  is a young emerging SA artist working towards making his mark on the music scene. “Thatta Way” is the newest of several test single snippets and with it’s apocalyptic vibe it’s sure to get some heads nodding. Support and share if you like!    Tweet

Blog Love | Afro-Synth

Blog Love | Afro-Synth

HAPPY 2014 Folks! If it’s in synths you trust then you might be interested in this blog we recently came across. Afrosynth is a blog run by DJ Okapi and started in 2009 and showcases a nice collection of South African bubblegum disco from the 80s and early 90s. It is an extensive library collection that covers the popular American-influenced genre known as bubblegum or disco, as well as kwaito, jazz, reggae, mbaqanga and maskandi incorporating some music from other African countries too. A treasure trove for anyone interested in…

Music inspired by Nelson Mandela

Music inspired by Nelson Mandela

Few iconic figures have inspired such a plethora of musical tributes like NELSON MANDELA as you will see from the list of videos below. We at Haveplentymusic mourn his passing spiritually and musically but also celebrate that such a strong spirit passed through this world to bless us all. R.I.P MADIBA Black President by the late and great Brenda Fassie Hugh Masekela – Bring Back Nelson Mandela By the late and great Lucky Dube – House of Exile Tweet

Zone Fam | Da Bidness

Zone Fam | Da Bidness

Zambian group Zone Fam have come full circle. Within the past year they have released hit after hit including Contolola, Sinjonjo, Propeller, Lobola and now “Da Bidness”. This is all in anticipation of the release of their second album in February 2014. Da Bidness is Produced by Lobola Producer/Artist Shom-C and the video was shot by Nigerian music video producer AJE in Nairobi, Kenya. The Release of Da Bidness coincided with Zambia’s 49th Independence Day celebrations. Tweet