Fundraising Music Events

Want to catch up with 2pac shakur’s group ‘The Outlawz’ 2015 live concert?

Do you like old-school hip hop? Do you miss listening to 2Pac sounds? Well, even though Shakur died a while ago, his band ‘The Outlawz’ is still pretty much alive and touring!

They gave us a great concert on Saturday 11th April 2015 at the Tivoli Theatre, Dublin 8 (Ireland) and were preceded by equally good live opening acts with DJ Spaqz and ‘Trigger’ Irish hip hop band amongst others.

Check out pictures (diaporama) from the event and listen to audio and video tracks below! Enjoy!

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Opening acts:

The Outlaws live concert videos and soundtrack:

 

 

Fundraising Music Events

Nico and Vinz, Norwegian singing duo with african roots in video

I hope you will find these singing duet as interesting as I do. I particularly enjoy their music styles mix and wanted to share information about them with you.

Nico and Vinz singing duo

I will not bother you with too long explanations but if you would like to know more about this duet, please check the two below articles, Youtube video interview and Facebook page for their touring dates and news:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nico_%26_Vinz

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2014/05/25/on-the-verge-with-nico-and-vinz-am-i-wrong/9298633/

https://www.facebook.com/nicoandvinz

 
You can also find the lyrics of their songs here:

http://www.metrolyrics.com/nico-vinz-lyrics.html

Finally, enjoy listening to their album (see below YouTube video)! Before you go and listen to their album, you may consider attending their next concert or purchase their album in Mp3, Audio CD or Vinyl on Amazon at the following link:

http://www.amazon.com/Black-Star-Elephant-Nico-Vinz/dp/B00NAAX2HK

Fundraising Music Events

Hugh Masekela Afro- Jazz 2014 Live Concert in Dublin, Ireland

A few weeks ago, I attended a concert in National Concert Hall organised by the Waltons World Masters and saw few papers around from this music organisation giving a biography of the artists and offering to sign up to their newsletter. I did so and was the lucky winner of two tickets to watch this jazz concert!

Originally, I didn’t know at all Hugh Masekela and his South African band. Consequently, I had no particular expectations from them. However, I must now say it was one the best concerts I have been attended! Hugh Masekela, although already 75 years of age, displayed incredible energy and musical talent throughout the whole show and is a very witty, bright and young at heart artist. His band and himself continued playing about 3-4 extra songs after the due ending time of the concert. Please find below a picture of the band, a biography of the artist (click on the pictures to ease the reading experience) and a video taken at the concert.

Hugh Masekela Live Band

Hugh Masekela Biography part 1

Hugh Masekela Biography part 2

Fundraising Music Events

Mobb Deep Live Concert and opening acts in Dublin, Ireland (2014)

Mobb Deep and opening acts live performances

Mobb Deep is an American hip hop duo from Queensbridge, Queens, New York, that consists of Havoc and Prodigy. The duo is one of the most critically acclaimed hardcore East Coast Hip-Hop groups.The group is best known for its dark, hardcore delivery as exemplified by the single “Shook Ones Pt. II”. Mobb Deep has become one of the most successful rap duos in hip hop, having sold over three million records.

Two of their albums have been critically acclaimed, The Infamous and Hell on Earth, both of which are considered to be classics among avid Hip-Hop listeners and general fans.They are partially credited for the resurgence of East Coast rap in the early to mid-1990s. Their eighth studio album The Infamous Mobb Deep was released on April 1, 2014.

I had the chance to attend their first performance and few opening acts from UK and Ireland at Voodoo Lounge, Dublin on Friday 1st August 2014. Few local acts have started getting recognition and the place has never been so packed!

Enjoy the below diaporama of pictures taken at the event! If you wish to check more photos taken by their photographers, check the following Facebook event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/420088761467189/?fref=ts

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

You may want to check some of Mobb Deep official video clips as well some footage from their show in Dublin with Bloodshed Records Inc, before listening my own recordings of the live event:

http://www.sohood.com/2014/08/03/mobb-deep-dream-feat-lox-video/

Now here is what you have all been waiting for…few videos and a mixed tape from the event!

Fundraising Music Events

Irie Révoltés – Multi-styles Germano-French band based in Germany

Irie Révoltés is a band from Heidelberg, Germany. „Irie“ comes from the Jamaican creole patois and can be translated as “positive, happy or free”. “Révoltés” stands for “Rebels/Insurgents”. The band tackles critical social themes through their German and French lyrics. They have mixed musical influences such as Reggae, Dancehall, Ska, Punk and Hip Hop.

irie revoltes picture

For more information on the band, check out the following links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irie_R%C3%A9volt%C3%A9s

Now, want to hear how they sound? Here are few (8) videos of their German and French speaking songs:

Enjoying these songs? Did you know this band before?

Fundraising Music Events

Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour by Cirque du Soleil

For circus and dance fans alike, this is a show not to be missed!

The famous Cirque du Soleil is promoting its new show: a fusion of circus skills and Michael Jackson dance moves.

To know when it is coming near you and book your ticket(s), check out this link:

http://www.cirquedusoleil.com/en/shows/michael-jackson-tour/default.aspx

If you want to view more pictures from Le Cirque du Soleil productions, check out their Pinterest account here:

http://pinterest.com/cirquedusoleil/

Finally, you will find below 2 great videos: The Immortal World Tour introduced and explained by Michael Jackson dance choreographer Travis Payne, and a brief showcase of a choreography from the Immortal World Tour.

Fundraising Music Events

Cumbancha: Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars Worldwide Tour

I’m sure a lot of you have never heard of Cumbancha.

Cumbancha is a record label, booking agency and music publisher founded by Jacob Edgar, an Ethnomusicologist and music producer who since 1998 has been the head of music research and product development at famed independent record label Putumayo World Music.”

You can follow Cumbancha on SoundCloud and discover the different bands they have been recording:

For the start of year 2013, Cumbancha is promoting the European Tour of Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars. If you want to know a bit more about this band, check out their biography here:

http://www.cumbancha.com/slras-biography-eng/

Please click on the below link to view their touring dates starting in January in Europe. Please note that they do come to Ireland!

http://www.cumbancha.com/events

This is a fantastic opportunity to purchase a ticket to one of their concerts or their album for your family or friends!

 

Fundraising Music Events

Music Competition for a Ford Dodge Dart advertising campaign

A good while ago I came across a music competition run on Ford’s Facebook fan page.

Although I wasn’t much interested in the car company, I still decided to enter the competition, in order to discover new artists and vote for my favourite ones.

The final winner was the one that had the highest voting counts received by fans during the competition. His/her music would then be advertised in a Ford advertising campaign.

In the voting process, I have been able to download free rn’b and hip hop tracks like DeShaude “Can’t Rush Love” and Saiah “V.I.P”. These can be found on Youtube or Itunes. Through MySpace, you can also listen to their playlists and also demand the artist to come and give a concert in your town!

So, while I haven’t continued liking the Ford page, I must say it was an effective way to promote new emerging artists. However, I’m very little convinced that Ford got much more than a short-term attention!

And you, have you discovered recently new artists through a similar campaign ? If so, share your experience with us!

Fundraising Music Events

King Ibu, traditional senegalese musician and singer

While discovering the different music types and world radio stations on the brilliant TuneIn Radio application available on both iphone and ipad, i came accross a podcast on King Ibu.

I enjoyed the little snippets of music I heard and searched for more information about him. I found few Youtube videos but also his page with couple of sample tracks and music store on ReverbNation. So check out this link below and share the love through the Facebook and Twitter buttons on his page:  http://www.reverbnation.com/kingibu

Fundraising Music Events

Awarded “Best German Rn’B and Rock/Pop Artist”

Cassandra Steen has certainly become a well-known artist in Germany after having won an ECHO Award, however I am not so convinced everybody knows her outside her native country.

cassandra steen

I discovered her by chance searching for new cool tunes on YouTube and must say that she can match up the level of other more famous American artists! She sings beautifully in both German and English languages.

If you would like to know more about her, look her up on Wikipedia. Otherwise, if you would just like to listen to some of her tracks, check out the below videos (one of them cannot be embedded, so you will need to click on the link to access it):

Solo song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnq70SdgpYI&feature=share&list=PL347D8C6350807792

Duet song:

Another solo song (in English):