Reporting live from Kenya, we search for African pop that is making its way into global dance music. The barriers to producing high quality audio are reduced to merely owning a laptop. Now, regional artists are reaching a global audience.
We speak to Blinky Bill, leader of the dance/pop/hip-hop group Just A Band, about their unique sound that attracts fans from Tokyo to Nairobi. And we also speak to Jeff Maina, lead designer at Waabeh, the Spotify for African content.
- Fuse ODG – Azonto (learn the dance!)
- Sauti Sol – Sura Yako
- Diplo – Crown
- Just A Band – Looking for Home
- Just A Band – Life of the Party
- Just A Band – Probably for Lovers
- Just A Band – Huff + Puff
- Just A Band – Dunia Ina Mambo
- Charlie’s high school a cappella group – Give Up the Funk