The small town Würzburg (Lower Franconia, Bavaria, Germany) is the home of MangoWave. But it is furthermore, the home of the biggest African culture and music festival outside the African continent. Since this week, the 34th Africa Festival takes place in Würzburg, here is a special edition of the Mango Monday Mixtape containing music from artists who perform there.
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Ludmila Mercerón – La Pastelera del Tivolí
Salsa / Latin Pop
Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Ludmila Mercerón’s lates EP La Pastelera del Tivolí was nominated for Best World EP Latino at the Independent Music Awards in 2019.
Thabilé – Read my Lips
Soul / Jazz
Dlamini / Soweto, South Africa / Stuttgart, Germany
Thabilé who was born and raised in the township of Dlamini has found her new home town in South West German city Stuttgart; artistically, her domicile is soulful and empowering music.
Juanita Euka – Malingi Mobali Te
Latin Funk / Afrobeat
Congo / London, England
Juanita Euka was born in Congo, has lived in Argentina and has settled in the English capital where she merges music and language from three continents into a borderless sonic frenzy.
Sona Jobarteh – Gambia
The Gambia / London, England
Sona Jobarteh is an ambassdress for West African music and for female empowerment simultaneously as she spreads the traditional Kora sound from The Gambia to Hollywood and beyond.
Melane Nkounkolo – Ubuntu
Jazz Pop / Soul
Congo / Germany
Melane Nkounkolo has shared the stage with many big players of Soul, Reggae, Funk and more, and she also is a powerful frontwoman who brings together contemporary music wih traditional sounds.
Ceuzany – Pedra Run
Award-winning Soul vocalist Ceuzany is one of the greatest voices of the Cape Verde Islands, and she has the potential to reach out for the stars.
Elida Almeida – Dondona
Santiago, Cape Verde
Elida Almeida started at a Church’s choir from where she gradually made her way up to the big stages, and she has played Würzburg’s Africa Festival before in 2017.
Nomfusi – Iqaqa
Soul / Jazz
Johannesburg, South Africa
Once a waitress in a bar in Cape Town, Nomfusi is now a role model for female empowerment, and she spreads soulful Afro Jazz across our planet.
Hervé Samb – Làmp Faal
Jazz / Groove
Dakar, Senegal / Paris, France
From Hip Hop to Soul, from Jazz to Funk, from Brazil to Senegal, and from Dakar to Paris, Hervé Samb jumps between the worlds and leaves a positive vebration whereever he shows up.
Nina Ogot – Dala
Soul / Groove
Nina Ogot is a musician with a heart and a mission: Supporting children living on the streets, the Kenyan artist creates finest Groove, and she has recently gathered a big band to increase her positive impact.
Lokua Kanza – Tout va bien
Soul / Groove
Positive vibes and plenty of love come from the sounds by Kinshasa’s acoustic musician who is currently sharing the stage with his talented family.
Faada Freddy – Golden Cages
R’n’B / Soul
Faada Freddy presents a dynamic combination of contemporary Soul and R’n’B, thrilling Gospel performances, and the passionate sounds of Senegal’s North.
Senny Camara – Boolo
Kora / Blues
Similar to Sona Jobarteh, Senny Camara is a pioneer of breaking up the male-dominated stereotype of the Kora musician, and she successfully weaves the West African sound into soulful and jazzy patterns.
Kandy Guira – Africa
Faso-Electro-Pop / Disco
Côte d’Ivoire / Burkina Faso
Kandy Guira is part of Les Amazones d’Afrique and she has coined a unique sound in which she lets West African traditional music shine bright in a modern and electronic representation: this Faso-Electro-Pop.
Jaqee Nakiri – Come on
Hip Hop / Reggae
Uganda / Berlin, Germany
Although she has found her new home in German capital Berlin, Jaqee Nakiri expresses the tight ond to her roots in Uganda by creating a unique mélange of East African music with Rap, Soul and Reggae.
Each of the following playlists is lacking content.
That is why from now on, there will be African Weeks for the Mango Monday Mixtape.
Monday, 29 May 2023 we will begin with the Central African Republic Edition