The African Music Hub was designed and supported by a number of enthusiasts. If you would like to join us send us an email and state your interest and what you like to contribute, whether it is reviews of music, your local scene,
graphics for the web-site etc. You can contact us at:
Tony Tunde, London, UK
Originally from Lagos, Nigeria, Tony currently lives in London, UK. He went to school in Nigeria and London, studying for his BSc and MSc in Computer Science at London University. He currently divides his time between the
African Music Group and it's activities and his computer professional career. Musically he likes the music of West Africa and enjoys the live African Music scene in the UK.
Günter Schafer, Köln, Germany
Günter lived for most of his life in Nairobi, Kenya and has traveled extensively through out Africa. he recommends that our German visitors who want more information on Kenya check out:
http://www.kenya.de/ Currently working as a design engineer for one of the major car companies, he has an extensive collection of African Music and plays Djembe and Mbira.
Alisdair MacRae-Birch, NY, USA
Alisdair is a Jazz Guitarist originally from the UK. He played and toured extensively for years in West African Highlife Bands. Currently, resident in NY, he has taught and lectured on African Music world-wide. He
provided expertise and financial assistance to support this project. http://www.alisdair.com
Lilian Smart, Chicago, USA
Lilian comes from Freetown, Sierra Leone by way of the London, UK. Currently resident in Chicago, she is working as a Microbiologist doing research. She is active in the community promoting African Music, particularly
the music of Sierra Leone. Dans we de mek pohsin poh, yu moh go fogeht in singg. A dance that makes a person poor, you won't forget the song.
The Best of Fela Kuti
Personnel includes: Fela Kuti (vocals); Lester Bowie (trumpet). Recorded between 1972 & 1989. Includes liner notes by Rikki Stein, Jacqueline Grandchamp & Michael W. Veal. Rolling Stone (3/2/00, p.95) - 4.5 stars out of 5 - "...[his] fusion of West African chant, gospel
call and response, and pounding funk remains one of the enduring musical hybrids of worldwide pop....way ahead of his time in using repetitive looping elements as the basis for genuinely hypnotic trance." Vibe (5/00, p.176) - "...His finest work, culled from a lifetime's output of more
than 50 albums....Activist, motivator, and supreme musician, Fela has left behind a final gift for his following..." Downbeat (4/01, p.76) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...His mixture of raw energy and sophistication is as remarkable today as it was when he first put it all on wax..."