9 December 2012

Nigeria: CAF Awards - Salif Keita, Lagbaja, Yvonne Chaka Chaka to Entertain

As the countdown to 2012 Glo - CAF Awards begins, top African artistes have been lined up to entertain at the Awards night holding in Accra, Ghana, on 20 December, 2012.

Top on the list is singing sensation, Salif Keita, an afro-pop singer cum songwriter from Mali, who is rated highly because of his reputation as the "Golden Voice of Africa".

Also billed to perform is South African singer, Yvonne Chaka Chaka who is expected to thrill the audience with her popular songs like "I'm Burning Up", "I Cry for Freedom", "Sangoma", "Motherland" and the ever-popular, "Umqombothi".

Others include the masked artiste from Nigeria, Lagbaja who is expected to keep the night alive with his Afro-Calypso genre of music, a product of various influences ranging from traditional Yoruba music to Jazz. The masked man is expected to enliven the auditorium with his scintillating dance steps and rhythmic talking drums.

Also billed to perform is Ladysmith Black Mambazo from South Africa, a group that married the intricate rhythms and harmonies of their native South African musical traditions to the sounds and sentiments of Christian gospel music.

The result is a musical and spiritual alchemy that has touched a worldwide audience, representing every corner of the religious, cultural and ethnic landscape. Their musical efforts over the past four decades have garnered fans and accolades within the recording industry.

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