The multi Grammy award-winning musician catches up with us in an existential mood, reflecting on the nature of time as he releases his latest album "The Speed of Now". We talk about the artistic paralysis he felt at the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis, and how living in the moment is a cure for all sorts of ills. Urban tells us about starting out in Nashville as a country singer with an Aussie accent, and how different musical styles have always made their way into his sound.
Senegalese superstar Youssou N'Dour and Grammy-winner Angélique Kidjo were among a star-studded line-up of African talent brought together for a virtual concert to raise awareness of the coronavirus pandemic. More than 100 artists and celebrities from across the continent and the diaspora took part in the WAN Show broadcast online by the Worldwide Afro Network. It was carried by 200 African channels to mark Africa Day - and organised by FRANCE 24's very own music critic Amobé Mévégué. We look at the highlights.
Despite starting his music career at the age of eight alongside his legendary father, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, the Grammy-nominated Seun Kuti has been able to carve a niche for himself in the music industry. While he acknowledges that he was influenced by his parents, he insists that unlike what was common in those days, his parents gave him the option to choose whatever profession he deemed fit.
Ariana Grande Says 'Thank U, Next' to Grammy's after disagreement with producers and is reportedly refusing to even attend the Feb. 10 event. Grande reportedly got into a fight with producers after they imposed restrictions on her performance.