Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. ~Berthold Auerbach
Hope everyone is doing alright. There’s always music to make you feel a little better. Right? The spotlight is on a very good, personal, musical friend of mine, coincidentally a namesake, TOSIN (Tosin is a Nigerian (Yoruba) unisex name, short form of Oluwatosin which means ‘God is enough to be worshiped or God is worthy to be worshiped). Tosin is a songwriter, vocalist, drummer extraordinaire, composer and arranger. He is one of ‘us’ carrying the torch of African music in the US diaspora. He is a renowned drummer & percussionist (oh I said that already :)) former – Ayetoro band member who has played with who’s who in the industry including Spyro Gyra, Femi Kuti, Andres Levin, Jon Carroll, Antibalas, Julie Dexter among others. More on his site. I absolutely love his sound and vibe, afro feel with a touch of contemporary lacings, and his use of the Yoruba language, just like my music. Keep scrolling. 🙂
I will let this video of his interview with Heather Maxwell do the talking. Enjoy.
Music Time in Africa presents TOSIN with Host Heather Maxwell
Click on Tosin’s image below to learn more about his music, connect with him and get his latest project ‘Life Begins’
So this musical comedic duo, ‘The Komolafe Twins’ aka Naijaboyz have been in hiatus for a while. I’ve always been amused by their African take on mainstream pop music through their intentionally satirical videos and spoofy remixes. So they just launched their comeback with an ‘African Parents’ spin on disciplining their wayward teenagers, influenced by ‘Miley Cyrus’ using her “Wrecking Ball” music video. You need to be conversant with all the drama surrounding Miley Cyrus and the ‘Wrecking Ball’ video and maybe a little more familiar with the ‘legality’ and regularity of corporal punishment back in Nigeria ( and maybe Africa in general) especially pre-MTV generation to enjoy the video. Funny enough I was just having that conversation yesterday about how we got spanked in secondary school albeit as innocent students alongside the perpetrator if no one owned up to the accusation ha ha.:D.
Nevertheless, this is just plain and simple – hilarious.
So here goes NaijaBoyz Music video Miley Cyrus performing ‘Wrecking Ball’ The African Remix.. Miley Cyrus – Wrecking Ball (Chatroulette Version) By the way, “Chop Igbati” means “Give you a dirty and resounding slap” (not a literal translation lol but that’s the idea, “chop”- pidgin for “take it”, igbati – “slap” in Yoruba)
Young generation ‘Africans in America’, or in the ‘West’ in general, you have to relate.. 😀
Have you ever done a personality test? I read a book as a teen about personality types (not the Type A, Type B stuff ) and No, this is not the DrPhil one that’s making the rounds. :& this is a personality test of the four Ancient Greek temperaments: choleric, phlegmatic, melancholic, sanguine categories. So do you know what you are? Knowledge is power. Knowing what you are will probably help you to understand YOU and how you relate with others. So feel free to try it and get on that journey to self discovery.
Click on the graphic below to take the test. It’s quite simple and straightforward and should take less than 5 minutes. The theory has never been scientifically tested. Some find its descriptions useful however. The result may be a dominant trait with an element of another one present.
My results say I am dominantly ‘Melancholic’ Hmmm.. So what was yours? Feel free to drop in the comment section.
And hey, I thought this was informative and interesting about colors and their interpretations too