Wednesday, March 8, 2017
On this International WomenвЂ™s Day, we honor the immense contributions women from Africa and the diaspora have made toward the music we love. With an extensive but by no means comprehensive playlist, we recognize women from across the musical, cultural, historical and geographic spectrumвЂ“from South African icon Miriam Makeba, known internationally as вЂњMama Africa,вЂќ to Elza Soares from Brazil, who continues to stun audiences at 79 years old with her powerful, raspy voice, to young artists including Yemi AladГ© from Nigeria, dynamic Cuban singer DaymГ© Arocena and Sudanese songstress Alsarah.
We took inspiration from young Cameroonian pop star Reniss, whose song вЂњLa SauceвЂќ we featured in our first edition of Fresh Cuts. Today, on her Instagram page, she is honoring the women who have come before her and influenced her music, drawing inspiration from both the style and essence of women like BГ©bГ© Manga and Bella Bellow, posing like them in some of their most iconic photographs.
Full Story @ Afropop.