Mzansi (i.e. South African) house is just too danceable and being that it's a big celebratory weekend for me (I am now officially in my thirties), this is exactly what's needed to get the party started!
Along with all the talking, there was music! On the Friday, Annie Lennox, Katy B, Jess Mills and Emelie Sandé got together for Equals Live – a night of music that steps up the call for equality. Here's a little bit of Emeli for your Friday afternoon.
Some interesting facts: Emeli was born in Scotland to a Zambian father and English mother. Speaking of passion and having faith to follow yours – Emeli left university just before completing her Medicine degree, in order to pursue her music career.
I cannot wait to dance the night away! Given my excitement, the fact that it's Friday and that the sun is shining hard, these tracks are perfectly in keeping with the good vibes. Enjoy!
Staff Benda Bilili. I highly recommend the film, Benda Bilili – a documentary about the groups rise from poverty and obscurity to international success. It's proper feel-good.
Today is Tanzania's Independence Day and here's some bongo flava to celebrate the occasion. Happy Friday to my Tanzanian fam and to everybody!