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Let’s Talk About it and Change the World

Interview by Ameyaw Debrah | May 5, 2008 | Leave a Comment

Kumasi Simmons is one of those rare artists who believe and changing the world and making it a better place. Idealistic perhaps, but he sees music as a way to praise God, and to help God’s creation with the money and fame that comes from it. For a young black American who grew up in Compton, this may be a very uncommon path. While his close buddies like Kanye West and The Game do their own thing, Kumasi combines rap with soul and R&B to portray the teachings of Islam. He first came into the limelight at a young age when he punched a white referee for making racist remarks about him, during a high school football game. Most people would have fallen on such a publicity to pursue a career in football but not Kumasi. Instead, he followed the call to perform music, a gift he discovered during a high school talent show.

Kumasi’s current album, ‘Let’s Talk about It and Change the World’ is doing very well on ITunes particularly for his brand of positive music. According to him, “Some people cry and some people reflect on God’s greatness when they listen to my music.” He talked to Jamati about life, music, Islam, racism and violence in America, the future for black youths among many other topical issues.

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Putumayo CD Giveway

Written by Shirlene Brown | May 3, 2008 | Leave a Comment

West African Drum

Hey Jamati.com readers summer time is almost here but we felt like you
needed some smooth tunes to help get the party flowing. So we’ve teamed
up with Putumayo’s crew and are giving 5 lucky winners the opportunity
to win a copy of the new Putumayo CD, “African Party.”

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Riz aka “The Prince”

Interview by Prudence Chauke | May 2, 2008 | Leave a Comment

Riz, William, Akon 

Riz is a phenomenal artist who has wowed audiences around the world.  Jamati caught up with him to find out what makes him tick. 

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Abbass Kubaff a.k.a. Doobeez

Written by Shirlene Alusa-Brown | May 2, 2008 | Leave a Comment

Abbass Kubaff a.k.a. Doobeez

Abbas Kubaff aka Doobeez was born in Nairobi, Kenya in Eastleigh, a rough neighborhood in Nairobi, Kenya. He grew up in Kariobangi, South (K-South) and showed an early interest in music.

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Young Nations: South Africa’s Hip Hop Innovator

Written by Shirlene Alusa-Brown | May 2, 2008 | Leave a Comment

Young Nations: South Africa’s Hip Hop Innovator

Young Nations was born in South Central L.A. to South African parents. The son of an activist, he became actively involved in numerous organizations focused on global youth empowerment. Nations helped organize one of the largest protests against apartheid in Los Angeles, and was one the youngest members of Children of War, a non-profit organization of young refugees from war torn countries around the world.

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Mounira Mitchala, a Gentle Panther

Written by Ameyaw Debrah | May 2, 2008 | Leave a Comment

Mounira Mitchala, a Gentle Panther

Mitchala may mean ‘panther’ in Bidio, her native language but the 28 year-old singer/songwriter is certainly a gentle one. Her wild side only comes alive through her stage act which is usually fed by her sheer will to get her message across. Mounira is a huge talent with an exceptional voice.

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Seal Performs at the 50th Grammy Celebration Tour

Written by Shirlene Alusa-Brown | May 1, 2008 | Leave a Comment

Seal Performs at the 50th Grammy Celebration Tour

Seal was on hand at the 50th Grammy Celebration Tour to perform his hits and show the world why he is a consistent grammy nominee and winner. Terrence Howard was backstage to congratulate the singers.

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5O Cent And The G-Unit Crew Live in South Africa

Written by Prudence Chauke | May 1, 2008 | Leave a Comment

50 Cent to perform in South Africa

It has only been four years since 50 Cent and his crew, G-Unit, performed in South Africa and it is clear his fans have missed him dearly. Judging by the stir he’s causing in the entertainment industry, 50 Cent and G-unit’s concert is going to be one of the biggest concerts to take place in South Africa. The last time he performed there it became history and the same is expected this time around.

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Estelle Sightings

Written by Shirlene Alusa-Brown | April 30, 2008 | Leave a Comment

Estelle Swaray at MTV’s TRL

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Putumayo Presents – The Women Of Africa

Written by Prudence Chauke | April 29, 2008 | Leave a Comment

Putumayo Presents - The Women Of Africa

The Women of Africa album is a mixture of soulful and jazzy traditional and contemporary sounds from 10 different regions of the African diaspora.

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Estelle Swaray releases her album, Shine

Written by Shirlene Alusa-Brown | April 29, 2008 | Leave a Comment


Jaci Reid, Estelle, John Legend and Morris Reid

Estelle Swaray seems to be everywhere these days. She was spotted celebrating the release of her debut album at Bette Restaurant.

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