Ahead of their much-anticipated 10th anniversary edition, featuring a star-studded line-up including, among many others, Cardi B, George Ezra, Solange, Migos, Khalid, and The Streets in their first festival performance in over 8 years – the popular Parklife Festival is going much beyond just offering brilliant music, as they aim to provide an environmentally friendly weekend for all party goers in their on-going campaign.
Today, Netflix released ‘Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé’, which presents an intimate look at her historic 2018 Coachella performance that paid homage to America’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Interspersed with candid footage and interviews detailing the preparation and powerful intent behind her vision, Homecoming gives a peek into the process and emotional physical sacrifices it took to conceptualize and execute a performance of that magnitude that became a cultural movement. This stand-alone Netflix original is now available globally on Netflix.
In 2015 Rocky Dawuni became the first Ghanaian to be nominated for a GRAMMY Award, for his electrifying sixth album, ‘Branches Of The Same Tree’, in the Best Reggae Album category. Dawuni isn’t strictly a Reggae artist; he encorporates the style into his music, but it’s part of an amalgam of styles, including Afrobeat, Highlife, traditional Ghanaian folk, dancehall, jazz, North American soul, RnB, and electropop. He calls his sound Afro Roots: there’s nothing else quite like it.
Back in 2012, when he was accepting his award for best RnB Dance Artist at the QOOL Music Awards, Yovanni said in his speech, “Never ever, ever give up on your vision.” This is true of him even now, with his latest single, ‘Breathe’ He’s never given up, and is seeking to soar to the heavens with his music.
Cici-Rose is an up and coming Pop and RnB singer songwriter, whose style falls somewhere between Dua Lipa and Lana Del Rey. Her latest single, ‘Don’t Take It Personal’, a cover of the Lyrica Anderson original, is laid back yet strikingly captivating. ‘Don’t Take It Personal’ is out now through Auraphonic Records.