Sunday, August 14, 2011

afropolitana: kae sun

ghanian-canadian singer-songwriter kae sun is currently in my top 10 list of music-i-listen-to-too-damn-much. 

he released his debut album, lion on a leash, in 2010. his latest single from the album is 'black candles', a beautifully poignant track about childhood. 

'black candles'

he recently released an EP entitled outside the barcode upon his return from ghana and it is described as 'an authentic and reflective collection of songs that showcase kae’s growth as a songwriter, storyteller and guitarist.' 

he recorded the EP in ontario in april 2011 and the recording was captured in this beautiful video shot and directed by star p and armand kanjangwe (rwandan-canadian afropolitans).

download the EP here.  


Monday, August 8, 2011

new music: ian kamau's 'choose you'

the brother ian kamau has released a new video for 'choose you' from his september nine vol 3: love and other struggles mixtape. love the track. love the concept. i have to say, despite the fact that i've been eagerly awaiting this album for a while now, kamau has more than made up for the wait with these brilliant mixtapes. he's just truth and light and general awesome. 


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

soul food: afropolitana: somi ~ live at the jazz standard

Somi's new album 'Live at the Jazz Standard' is out today.

Check out the video below for 'Prayer to the Saint of the Brokenhearted'