Chosan speaks out

Interview by Shirlene Alusa-Brown | October 10, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Jamati caught up with Chosan, the rapper from Sierra Leone who is featured on Kanye West’s song, ‘Diamonds from Sierra Leone’ and found out what he has been up to. His album, ‘The Beautiful Side of Misery’ is very popular and is quickly establishing him as one of the talented icons in African hip hop circles.

Chosan

Chosan

Jamati: The Beautiful Side of Misery is a testimony of your journey to where you are today. What track speaks the most about your experience?

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Les Nubians – One Step Forward

Interview by Shirlene Alusa-Brown | October 16, 2007 | Leave a Comment

Sisters Helene and Celia Faussart made history when their sophmore release debuts at No. 79 on the Billboard 200. It was the highest release in two decades for a French-language album.

Les Nubians

Les Nubians

It took Helene and Celia five years to release the follow up to their debut album Princesses Nubiennes. The sucess of the album took them around the world. They collaborated with noted vocalists and musicians from all over the globe.

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Drum Beat with Somi

Interview by Shirlene Alusa-Brown | October 16, 2007 | Leave a Comment

Somi brings “Holistic New African Jazz” to jazz lovers worldwide.

Somi (Photo: Matthew Furman)

Somi (Photo: Matthew Furman)

Singer/songwriter Somi is one very busy lady. She was born in Illinois to parents from Rwanda and Uganda. She released her debut album Eternal Motive in 2002. She recorded her second album Red Soil In My Eyes at the same time she was earning a Masters degree. Red Soil In My Eyes is a soulful celebration of her Rwandese and Ugandan heritage that fantastically speaks of returning Home.

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