I’ve been fortunate enough to see some of the best acts during SXSW over the years. However, the Sounds From Africa/ Caribbean showcase was one for the books! This year SXSW held their first ever lineup displaying two stages featuring artist from around the African continent and the Caribbean. Some of these acts included Nigerian artists Davido, Ice Prince, and Emma Nyra paired with Ghanaian musicians Sarkodie and Samini, and Serge Meynaud from the Ivory Coast while Morgan Heritage and Gyptian brought the islands to West Texas in major way.
I am THRILLED to see this happening on such a major platform for the diaspora! I'm certain that the event will only get bigger and better every year. It was completely and utterly bananans!!
S/O to Afrodisiac TV for the great clips from the Afro Pop stage!