London DJ Manuka Honey has taken over clubs around the world with her unique sound, which reimagines sounds from across the Latin diaspora, including dembow, baile funk and reggaeton. Guiding it all is a deeper sense of the universe’s rhythms, patterns and synchronicities.
A blending of divergent technology-driven sound and tradition
Dave O Rama gets all three members of the Canadian electro-indigenous group Silla & Rise on the phone from Ottawa where the band is nominated this week for Indigenous Music Album of the Year.
Damian Marley is the most versatile and prolific of the Marley family. He bridged the gap between conscious Reggae and Hip-Hop/R&B. At a time that both genres were veering off to commercialism, Junior Gong released music that upheld the root of these genres in terms of lyrical content and musical authenticity.
RootWords is an independent rap artist born in the United States to Zambian parents. He lives in Switzerland from where he reaches out to an audience of listeners with his rap music. In 2016, RootWords released the EP "Inappropriate Behaviour" featuring the track, 'My Identity' which got a review on the UbuntuFM Hip-Hop website. UbuntuFM's Ikenna Okeh reached out to RootWords for this exclusive.