Walls of Wonder
Afro / Soul
There’s so much good music out there right now, especially for DJ’s such as yourself who look far and wide for inspiration. That said, which new artists do we have to look out for in 2019, and who was your last musical discovery to make you sit up and say ‘wow!’.
Three artists/bands from Belgium that I would certainly recommend are Daniel Dzidzonu, Kolonel Djafaar & Azmari.
Daniel Dzidzonu was born in Togo into the sounds of Afrobeat & Highlife, his new album ‘Walls of Wonder’ has been released on September 22nd and is one of the better albums of the year.
Release date: 22 October 2019
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Daniel Dzidzonu was born into the sounds of West African percussions and gospel.
His father managed a brass band that performed at church services, weddings and funerals. That exposure led him to a fascination with brass instruments from a very young age.
One day while one of his father’s horn players was cleaning his trumpet, the little Daniel was allowed to have a go at the instrument, which was a huge priviledge. The horn player and his father were blown away by the sound that came out of the four year old’s blowing and realized that he had a natural affinity to the instrument. His father gave him a bugle for his 5th birthday and that’s when he started blowing in the air, imitating traditional Apkesse Bands, whereby voices accompany Ewe drumming , punctuated with bugle interlude solos.
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