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Fadhili Nkurlu – A Music Legend in the Making

Fadhili Nkurlu – A Music Legend in the Making

In the East African music circles Fadhili Williams - composer of the world famous song Malaika- is a household name. Now, a new Fadhili Nkurlu, a Tanzanian born…

African Dance Tells Woman’s Story in a Universal Language

African Dance Tells Woman’s Story in a Universal Language

The strength of African women keeps coming to the fore and that was readily apparent this past November as Compagnie TchéTché--dance troupe from the Ivory Coast—performed their latest show, Dimi,…

Zhalman: African hip hop with an African message

Zhalman:  African hip hop with an African message

The scars surely run deep into his psyche.  As a young child, he watched his homeland of Liberia torn apart by civil war; his mother, his "anchor," blown up by…

Special Interview With Miss Black USA

Special Interview With Miss Black USA

INTERVIEW

 

Mshale Senior Staff Writer, Robert Sayon Morris, recently interviewed Miss Black USA, Celi Marie Dean. Miss Dean, a charming young lady, is a Liberian. Her father is Mr. Charles Dean.…

Katadula is Miss Zambia International

Katadula is Miss Zambia International

 Atlanta Pageant Benefits Orphanages

 

ATLANTA - Under vibrant lights beauty and grace lined the stage as Miss Zambia International held its first annual pageant on Oct. 28 at the Georgia…

Kenyatta Day at the Blue Nile

Kenyatta Day may be a Kenyan public holiday, but this year's celebration was truly an East African affair. A mix of hyped up Ugandan artists and talented Kenyan DJs kept…

Roy Kapale Strives for Success

Roy Kapale Strives for Success

It's been decades since I last heard Muhammad Ali extolling his own virtues.  "I am the greatest; I said that even before I knew I was.  I figured that if…

Siyaya Concert: A Treat to Watch

Siyaya Concert: A Treat to Watch

Entertainment gift-wraps a wide variety of messages.  Spirituals map out the path to freedom and Barney the dinosaur dresses up common courtesy in nursery rhymes.  Now there's a South African…

Redykyulass Crew Entertain, Inform and Inspire

Redykyulass Crew Entertain, Inform and Inspire

The 2006 Redykyulass show delivered as advertised in Minneapolis during their annual US tour.  The material was new, and dare I say better.…

Daara J Trio Brings Sene-rap Stateside

Daara J Trio Brings Sene-rap Stateside

“I’ve got a story to tell,” Faada Freddy insists loudly over the mic, “rap music was born in Africa.”  If the crowd at the Loring Park Summer Music &…

RIOTOUS. ROUSING. REVOULTIONARY. REDYKULASS.

Summertime in Minneapolis, a time to change your wardrobe, bring out the mosquito repellent, go fishing, barbequing, cycling, and of course attend the “Annual Redykulass Concert”. …