ANGELIQUE KIDJO

Thriving in the African music underground, Angelique progressed from singer of Jasper van' hof 's fusion band Pili Pili, to leader of her own band.

Established as one of Paris's top live acts, Kidjo was quickly discovered by Chris Blackwell and signed on Mango. Today, Angelique Kidjo is a bonafide global phenomenon whose performances are always legendary events.

Her style of music varies from afro-funk, reggae, samba, salsa, gospel, jazz, Zairean rumba, souk and makossa which combined together creates her soulful unique sound of music.

www.kidjo.com

 

ERNEST RANGLIN

A pioneering force behind the rise of Caribbean music, guitar virtuoso Ernest Ranglin's work has helped give birth to the ska and rockers reggae phenomenon.

In 1973 he was awarded the Order of Distinction from the Jamaican Government for his contributions to music, and continues to tour and record around the world

www.ernestranglin.co.uk

 

TARRUS RILEY

Virtually born and steeped in music, Tarrus Riley has learnt a lot by merely being in the environment of the music business. He caught on very quickly and so “voiced my first song at the age of 13”. “I’ve always loved music; I used to deejay but everyone used to encourage me to sing. They used to call me “Singy Singy” ‘cause I’m always singing,” he said with a introspective smile.

In 2004, Tarrus released his debut album, Challenges - “I was fortunate to have recorded my debut album with an independent label out of Miami”.   Tarrus successfully released his sophomore album in 2006 to widespread acclaim and spawned hit singles - “Stay With You”, “Beware”, “She’s Royal”, “Lion Paw”, among others.

www.tarrusriley.com
 


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